Sweden’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that his country is working to modify the legislation to avoid such Quran attacks, which he called “despicable.”
According to Algeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tobias Ballston spoke via phone with his Algerian colleague Ahmed Attaf.
During their chat, Billstrom emphasised constitutional constraints that limit his government’s capacity to prohibit such behaviour, while also expressing sincere remorse for such conduct.
“We are working to ensure that this disrespect for the Quran does not happen again,” he stated.
Billstrom also informed Attaf on a Swedish Ministry of Justice plan to assess the feasibility of enacting a legislation on preserving public order to handle such inappropriate behavior.
Salwan Momika, a 37-year-old Iraqi immigrant residing in Sweden, stomped on and kicked the Quran last Thursday, only weeks after torching parts of the Muslim holy book outside a Stockholm mosque.
Rasmus Paludan, a far-right Danish leader, set fire to a copy of the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm in January. Across the Islamic world, the act aroused outrage and condemnation.
Following these instances, anti-Sweden rallies erupted in various locations around Lebanon. Ann Dismorr, Sweden’s ambassador to the nation, is said to have gone for a holiday.