Three men have been arrested in Sweden for participating in riots after another incident of the desecration of Holy Quran.

Turmoil broke out after Iraqi anti-Islam activist Salwan Momika burned a copy of the Islamic holy book on Sunday.

BBC reports that the police has detained 10 people for causing disruption in the city of Malmo.


During the unrest, vehicles were set on fire and about a hundred people congregated in reaction to the desecration of the Quran.

Momika has a record of desecrating the Quran during anti-Islam protests. According to the BBC, his actions have caused diplomatic outrage across the Middle East.

Police officers have said that the protesters pelted them with stones while some threw electric scooters at police vehicles in addition to burning of the cars.

This happened in the largely immigrant-populated area of Rosengard neighbourhood in Malmo.

The city’s police area commander Petra Stenkula said while speaking to local media, “I understand that a public gathering like this arouses strong emotions, but we cannot tolerate disturbances and violence like the ones we saw on Sunday afternoon,”

“It is extremely regrettable to once again see violence and vandalism at Rosengard.”

Back in June, at the first day of Eid al-Adha, Momika set fire to a copy outside Stockholm’s central mosque

Initially, Swedish police had given Momika a permit to protest, in conformity with the state’s free-speech laws but then said his case was to be investigated for incitement of hatred.