Egypt summons Denmark’s ambassador over Quran burning

Quran burning

DUBAI, (Reuters): Egypt summoned Denmark’s ambassador on Thursday over recent Quran burning incidents, the foreign ministry said.

Five anti-Islam activists set fire to a Koran in front of the Egyptian embassy in Copenhagen on Tuesday, the third such incident in Denmark in less than a week, following Quran burnings in nearby Sweden that enraged Muslims.

Egypt called “for the authorities in Denmark, and other countries that have witnessed similar events, to take concrete actions to stop these unfortunate incidents once and for all,” the ministry said.

Salwan Momika, a 37-year-old Iraqi refugee who fled to Sweden several years ago, was given permission by Stockholm police to tear up and burn pages of the Islamic holy book on June 28.

He was later charged with agitation against an ethnic group following international outcry.


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