Several Muslim-majority countries have condemned the burning of a copy of the Quran in Sweden at a protest.
Salwan Momika, said to be an Iraqi living in Sweden,set fire to a copy of the Muslim text in front of Stockholm’s central mosque on Wednesday.
Middle Eastern nations including Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt strongly criticised the burning.
And Turkey, a Nato member with a say over whether Sweden gains membership, called it a “despicable act”.
Turkey – which was also angered by a Quran burning protest earlier this year – said it was “unacceptable” to allow such “anti-Islamic actions” to take place “under the pretext of freedom of expression