Sweden investigating Iraqi man who desecrated the Quran

ERBIL, July 27 — Swedish media outlets reported on Wednesday that the country’s migration agency was looking into Salwan Momika, the man who burned and desecrated a Quran, after receiving “security-related information concerning previous violent incidents in Iraq.”

The Nyheter Idag newspaper quoted the agency spokesperson, Jesper Tingvall, who said Stokholm had “received new information about the man [Salwan Momika], which gives the agency sufficient reason to review his case and consider whether to revoke his protection and residency permit.”

Swedish media had reported in recent weeks that Momika attempted to kill his roommate using a sharp knife, after obtaining a Swedish residency permit.

Despite Momika’s denial of the charges, a court convicted him and sentenced him to 80 hours of community service.