Sweden: Court allows Quran burning during Eid al-Adha
01 July 2023 | 4:14 pm
Sweden has allowed another Quran burning to go ahead despite previous international outcry. The action is unlikely to help Sweden's NATO bid overcome Turkish opposition.
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The European Union's attempts to bolster free speech in parts of Asia have taken another setback following protests from Muslim-majority countries in response to Quran burnings across northern Europe this year.
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