Libya's parliament-appointed government condemned the burning of the Quran during a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.
A far-right activist from Denmark received permission from police to stage a protest outside the Turkish Embassy where he burned the Quran, Islam’s holy book.
"These extremist acts cannot fall under the principle of freedom of expression, but rather aggressive behavior that encourages hatred and fuels extremism and terrorism," the Bashagha government's foreign ministry said in a statement. The statement added, "The divine religions are honored and appreciated, and the continuous attempts of extremists to offend, ridicule and contempt cannot be accepted."
Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström said the anti-Islam provocations were appalling.