Salwan Momika, a Christian immigrant from Iraq, has been denied the free speech right to burn a single quran outside his home country’s embassy, allegedly to avert the risk of a Muslim revenge terror attack. This is despite the fact that a Danish/Swwedish politician, Rasmas Paludan, was allowed to burn a quran in public a few weeks ago.
Samnytt(h/t Marvin W) He had prepared by procuring a tattered copy of the quran and submitting an application to the Police Authority to hold a public meeting. At lunchtime on Monday, the Muslim scripture was set to burn outside the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm. At least that was the plan.
But the Stockholm Police and security Police both said no, saying Muslims are too erratic and dangerous a group of people to provoke with such gatherings. And they blame it on the perceived violations against Muslims and Islam, over the past ten years or so, that have generated threats to both intended targets in Sweden and Swedish interests abroad.”
The police authority also believes that even if thequoran burning itself is carried out peacefully, you cannot “predict where a Muslim terrorist crime will take place”.
Salwan Momika thought he would get the permit he sought and is disappointed with the police. “I was very sad and it hurt to receive this negative message from the police. From the police’s decision, I understand that Islamic law is above Swedish law,” he says.
The 36-year-old Iraqi thinks the rejection is ominous and sends completely the wrong signals: “The police’s decision gives support to Islamic terrorists in Sweden and Europe.” Momika is very hostile to Islam – a religion he believes is fanatical, oppressive and responsible for destroying his homeland, which he calls Mesopotamia.
“I’m afraid that the same thing that happened to my homeland Mesopotamia will happen to Sweden too, he says. The quran is like a grenade that can explode anywhere, at any time. Europeans know nothing of the truth about it. That book is extremely dangerous for European democratic laws and societies. It encourages the killing of all people who are not Muslims.”
Momika has appealed the Police Authority’s decision, and hopes to get the right in court to burn the worn-out quran. “I am afraid of democracy in Sweden, because I experience and feel that democracy in Sweden is in a dangerous time now,” says Salwan Momika.