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Youth protest in Abuja over ”blasphemy” in Sweden



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Some Muslim youths protested at National Mosque’s premises in Abuja to express their anger over an alleged blasphemy in Sweden recently.

Recall that an Iraqi Christian immigrant had few days ago burned Islam’s holy book outside a Stockholm mosque during the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, an act that the man said displayed his feelings about the Quran

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The burning triggered widespread condemnation in the Islamic world and other Christian leaders with similar recent protests by a far-right activist, it sparked a debate in Sweden about the limits of freedom of speech.">

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It was learnt that the protest in Abuja started shortly before the Jumma’t prayers and continued after the prayers when more youths joined the protest, thus obstructing vehicular movements.

Expressing their displeasure by carrying placards with messages like “Qur’an is our guide”, among several others, and also chanting solidarity songs, the protesters barricaded the road, thus causing motorists to take alternative routes to their destination.

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They demanded that world leaders speak up on the matter and demanded severe punishment for the Iraqi immigrant who committed the crime in Sweden, which they described as blasphemy.

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