Swedish government condemns burning of Koran during protest

Morocco recalls its ambassador to Sweden after Koran burning

Authorities in Morocco have recalled the country’s ambassador to Sweden following the burning of a Koran at a demonstration in Stockholm.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rabat called the action offensive and irresponsible at a time when Muslims were celebrating one of the holiest days in their calendar.

The organiser of the demonstration – who’s said to be Iraqi-born Salwan Momik – is being investigated for incitement to hatred.

A Swedish court had ruled the protest should be allowed to go ahead on the grounds of freedom of expression.

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