The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, called on the Swedish government to extradite the man who burned the Holy Qu’ran in Stockholm to the Iraqi government for trial according to the Iraqi law.
According to the Foreign Ministry’s statement, “Fuad Hussein received a phone call, on Friday, from his Swedish counterpart, Tobias Billstrom, and during the call they discussed the repercussions of burning the Holy Qur’an by an extremist in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, on Wednesday, 6/28/2023”.
During the call, the Foreign Minister expressed “the Republic of Iraq’s strong condemnation and denunciation of this heinous act, which represents a grave insult to religious sanctities, inflames the feelings of Muslims around the world and constitutes a dangerous provocation for them.”
He pointed out that “Burning a copy of the Holy Qur’an does not come within the context of freedom of expression, but rather to incite violence, sow hatred and support the phenomenon of Islamophobia,” calling on the Swedish government to “take the necessary measures against this person.”
FM Hussein called on the Swedish government to “hand him over to the Iraqi government for trail according to Iraqi law.”