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Salwan Momika, Quran-Burning Suspect, Reportedly Found Dead

Salwan Momika, Quran-Burning Suspect, Reportedly Found Dead

Salwan Momika, known for involvement in Quran-burning incidents in Sweden, was reportedly discovered deceased in Norway. The controversial Islamic critic had resided in Norway under asylum status following his expulsion from Sweden due to the aforementioned event. Originally a Christian who later identified as an atheist, Momika characterized himself as a “liberal atheist critic and thinker.”

In June 2023, Momika garnered attention when he burned a copy of the holy Quran outside Stockholm’s main mosque on the eve of Eid al-Adha, with the sacrilegious act filmed by a friend on a mobile phone.

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Social media reports circulated regarding the immigrant’s death, with Radio Genoa posting on X that those announcing Momika’s demise with over 1 million impressions subsequently deleted their tweet, awaiting further confirmation.