Iraqi Protest in Baghdad players showed the Holy Quran against Sweden.
During the event, which took place on Friday before the match between Al-Shorta and Al-Qasim, players from both teams and match officials held up and kissed the Holy Quran to express their respect for the holy book.
A sizable crowd of onlookers joined them. The Quran is our eternal law, and upholding it is a duty for every Muslim. Declared one group of supporters holding a banner.
The provocative act, which saw an Iraqi man burn and defile a copy of the Holy Quran outside Stockholm’s largest mosque on the first day of Eid-ul-Azha. Followed by the gestures. The provocative act was sanctioned by Swedish authorities.
A number of Muslim nations, including Iraq, Turkey, the UAE, Jordan, and Iran, summoned their Swedish ambassadors in response to the action. Which sparked outrage and protests around the Muslim world.
Salwan Momika, an Iraqi refugee who committed the atrocious deed. It has been identified by Iraq’s judiciary as the person who committed the atrocity and has been sought to be extradited.
In order for him to be judged in accordance with Iraqi law. The Iraqi ministry asserted that he was an Iraqi and pleaded with the Swedish government to turn him over. The foreign ministry issued a statement that read. “Legal justifications and freedom of expression do not justify allowing offence to religious sanctities.”
A large number of Iraqis have also held irate demonstrations, and on Thursday. Hundreds briefly assaulted the Swedish embassy in Baghdad to call for the establishment of diplomatic relations with Sweden.