Forum Director & Omnipotent Overlord
- Oct 9, 1999
Iraq told Sweden it would sever diplomatic ties if a Koran is burned again, after hundreds of people stormed the Swedish embassy in Baghdad and set it alight in a protest against plans for one to be burned in Stockholm later on Thursday.
This is part and parcel of Turkey's Erdogan's beef with Sweden. Sweden has given asylum to Kurds that Turkey considers terrorists, so he blocked Sweden's ascention to Nato for the longest time. This aroused anti-Islamist sentiment in Sweden, and a "radical" burned a Koran in protest there. This inflames Islamist radicals everywhere. Nobody wins.