JAKARTA - TikTok's short video sharing service has blocked Salwan Momika, an Iraqi immigrant who burned the Al Quran in Sweden, from taking advantage of its content.
A number of TikTok officials confirmed that the platform had disabled a feature that would allow users to give money to Momika, according to a Swedish Radio report.
From now on, users will not be able to use TikTok's "gift" feature while watching videos uploaded by Momika, which has tarnished the Muslim holy book in a series of anti-Islamic protests that have sparked outrage in many Muslim-majority countries.
While speaking to Swedish news agency TT, Momikayang currently lives in Stockholm saying that the video of the Al Quran burning that she uploaded has been viewed millions of times.
He can earn 100 to 300 US dollars (IDR 1.5 - IDR 4.5 million) from TikTok during a live broadcast in one hour.
Momika said she had no other income and TikTok had turned off the revenue-producing feature to her.
The Aftonbladet newspaper reports that Momika was convicted in 2021 of threatening an Eritrean asylum seeker with a knife when she occupies shelter housing for refugees.
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The newspaper added that Momika was currently sentenced to 80 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay USD 1.000 compensation to the asylum seeker.
Meanwhile, criminologist Leif Persson suggested that those who abuse freedom of expression to burn copies of the Quran be sentenced to prison.
"Freedom of expression is not something that is freely used by "some cool people" to threaten the interests of Sweden and the lives of every citizen," Persson told local TV4.
According to Persson, the actions of Momika and Swedish-Denmark politician Rasmus Paludan or other similar figures that injure Al Quran like that should not be tolerated.
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