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Sweden embassies in Muslim countries on high alert after Baghdad torching

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The Swedish government has increased security measures for its embassies in Muslim countries after an angry mob torched its embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

The attack was triggered by a planned burning of a copy of the Quran in Stockholm, Sweden, by a far-right group called the Nordic Resistance Movement. The group said it wanted to protest against the “Islamization” of Europe and the “betrayal” of the Norwegian people.

The Quran burning has sparked outrage and condemnation from various Muslim countries and organizations, as well as from human rights groups and interfaith leaders. They have urged the Swedish authorities to prevent the event and to protect the rights and safety of Muslims in Sweden.

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