Migration Agency retries residence permit of Koran-burning Salwan Momika

Published 29 July 2023
- By Editorial Staff

The Swedish Migration Agency has initiated a retrial of the temporary residence permit of Salwan Momika, the Iraqi Koran-burner known for burning Korans in front of the Iraqi embassy and a mosque in Södermalm in Stockholm.

The Migration Board writes in an email to the legacy media newspaper Svenska Dagbladet that it has received information that justifies a reassessment of Momika’s status in Sweden. A procedure to revoke his residence permit and status declaration was initiated on July 11.

Momika, who according to Iranian intelligence has links to the Israeli secret service Mossad, has recently applied for permission to burn the Koran three more times in early August, despite the threat of deportation. If his permit is revoked, he risks deportation to Iraq.

Salwan Momika has not yet commented on this information. His residence permit currently expires on April 16 next year.


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