Another Quran burning in Sweden

RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – There has been another Quran burning episode in Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city.

Police describe the clashes that followed as a violent riot, with protesters pelting them with rocks and dozens of cars set on fire, while electric scooters and bicycles were flung into barriers.

The Associated Press reports that anti-Islam activist, Salwan Momika, was responsible for burning the Quran.

Meanwhile Denmark’s proposal to introduce a blasphemy law in response to Quran burnings there, has been criticised as no answer to bigotry.

Kenan Malik, writing in The Guardian, says any law outlawing blasphemy is unacceptable and should be opposed. In defending freedom of religion, he said one must also oppose anti Muslim bigotry.


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