Swedish Flags Set on Fire in London after Quran Desecration (+Video)

Swedish Flags Set on Fire in London after Quran Desecration (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Dozens of Muslim demonstrators set fire to Swedish flags outside the nation's embassy in London in response to recent Quran burnings by far-right politician Rasmus Paludan.

Protesters came from across the UK in order to voice their anger and pressure European governments to take anti-Muslim hate more seriously.

This is the latest example of a protest to take place as anger across the Muslim world remains incredibly high. This week alone, there have been numerous Quran burning protests and promises by right-wing activists to continue the pressure. As protests continue, the anger will continue to simmer too.

On Monday, a Dutch politician tore apart a copy of the Holy Quran in The Hague. It followed an incident in Sweden where a politician burned a copy of the Quran outside the Turkish embassy. These extremists have been receiving authorities’ permission to conduct the heinous act, even were provided police protection under the guise of 'freedom of expression'.

Mosques, Muslim residential areas and embassies belonging to Muslim countries have all been the target of these Islamophobic incidents.

This blatant state-facilitation of anti-Islam extremism has led many Muslims to feel vulnerable in a continent that claims to defend minority and religious rights.



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