SwedenThe burning of the Qur’an by an extreme right-wing politician in Turkey was met with a great reaction by Islamic countries.
The world many countries across the country, Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right Tight Direction Party, Turkeyof Stockholm He reacted to the burning of the Qur’an in front of the embassy.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs“Despite all the warnings of our country, we condemn the vile attack against our holy book, the Quran, in Sweden today in the strongest way.” condemned it.
In the statement released by the Ministry, “Despite all the warnings of our country, we condemn the vile attack against our holy book, the Quran, in Sweden in the strongest way. We demand that this anti-Islamic provocative action targeting Muslims and insulting our sacred values be allowed under the name of freedom of expression. We don’t accept it in any way.” expressions were used.
of Sweden Ankara Ambassador Staffan Herrström was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and condemned in the strongest terms for allowing the burning of the Qur’an in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hüseyin İbrahim Taha, strongly condemned the burning of the Qur’an by an extreme right-wing politician in Sweden.
In a written statement published by OIC Secretary General Taha, he reacted to Paludan’s burning of the Holy Quran in front of Turkey’s Stockholm Embassy with the permission of the Swedish authorities.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kenani condemned the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
According to a written statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Kenani stated that some European countries allow extremists to insult Islamic values on the pretext of supporting the so-called freedom of expression, adding that these countries institutionalize Islamophobia in their own societies.
The leader of the Sadr Movement in Iraq, Muqtada es-Sadr, called for 1 million signatures to be collected and sent to the Swedish Embassy to condemn the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
In his written statement, Sadr demanded that imams “strongly” condemn the burning of the Qur’an in Sweden during Friday prayers and that a Qur’an monument be erected in the center of the city.
The Saudi Arabian government condemned the Swedish authorities for allowing the far-right person to burn the Qur’an, and reacted to the burning of the Qur’an by Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right Strict Direction Party, in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. showed.
“This heinous event is a dangerous provocation and provocation against the feelings of more than 2 billion Muslims around the world,” the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. statement was included.
It was emphasized that Qatar rejects all kinds of hate speech based on faith, race, religion and associating political disagreements with sacred values.
The condemnation statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out the dangers of spreading such acts that insult religions, incite hate speech and violence.
The statement called for protecting the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence, and preventing insults against all religions and sacred values with such extremist actions, stating that such actions are incompatible with the values of freedom of belief, respect for the other, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reacted to the incident in a statement.
In the statement of the ministry, the incident in Stockholm was evaluated as “a clear attack on human rights and the principle of peaceful coexistence of members of different religions, and a racist act that hurt the feelings of millions of Muslims around the world”.
The Mufti of Lebanon, Abdullatif Deryan, also warned of this disrespectful act that reflects provocation against Muslims.
Deryan, in his statement, called for those who insult the religion of Islam and the Qur’an to be held accountable and given the necessary punishment.
In a written statement made by the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that this action in Sweden, which threatens peaceful coexistence and incites violence and hatred, was not accepted and condemned.
In a written statement from the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Algeria, in front of the representatives of the public authorities of the Kingdom of Sweden Malmö ve Linköping It strongly condemns the burning of copies of the Holy Quran in its cities by Swedish extremists.
In the statement, it was noted that “this heinous act provoked the feelings of Muslims” and aroused grudge and hatred.
Pointing out that this action is against human rights, it was emphasized that such ugly actions undermine positive efforts to spread tolerance values among societies and live together.
“It is astonishing that the Swedish authorities allowed this unacceptable action, which took place in front of the Swedish security forces,” the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
In the statement, Swedish authorities were asked to intervene to prevent damage to the Holy Quran and the sacred symbols of Muslims.
The Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reacted to the action.
In the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published in Yemen’s official agency SABA, it was condemned that an extremist in Stockholm burned the Quran by openly provoking Muslims.
On the other hand, the Muslim Brotherhood Organization (Ikhwan) in Egypt, the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon made statements condemning the incident.
Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salim Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah, in his statement in the Kuwait news agency KUNA, stated that he strongly condemned the far-right politician’s burning of the Qur’an in Sweden and warned that such actions would provoke Muslims.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden in the strongest terms, describing it as a “heinous act”.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that this insensitive and provocative action offended the religious sensitivities of more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin TatarPresident of the Assembly of the Republic Zorlu Töre and President of TRNC Religious Affairs Ahmet Unsalreacted to the burning of the Holy Quran in front of the Stockholm Embassy of Turkey in Sweden.
In a written statement, Tatar condemned the burning of the Qur’an in front of the Turkish Embassy in Sweden and said, “Such outdated approaches are a threat to the entire humanity of the world, to dynamite world peace.” used the phrase.
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack on the Holy Quran in Sweden.
of the Ministry Twitter In the post on his account, it was stated that the attack on the Holy Quran is a hate crime and cannot be associated with freedom of expression.
Russia Muslims and Christians
Russian Muslims and Christians condemned the extreme right-wing Rasmus Paludan burning of the Holy Quran in front of Turkey’s Stockholm Embassy in Sweden.
Russian Federation In the statement made on the social media account of the Religious Administration of Muslims, the burning of the Holy Quran in Stockholm was described as “barbaric” and it was reported that this was strongly condemned by the Muslims of Russia.
Senegalese President Macky Sall shared on his Twitter account, “I strongly condemn the despicable act of the far-right Rasmus Paludan, who burned the Quran.” used the phrase. Sall stated that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment, which he described as “disgusting”, should be fought without compromise.
World Union of Muslim Scholars, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hamas and the Houthis in Yemen condemned Paludan’s burning of the Holy Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.
In a statement made by the World Union of Muslim Scholars, the burning of the Qur’an with the permission of the Swedish authorities was strongly condemned, and it called on the governments of the Islamic world to take a determined stance and to protect the holy places of the Islamic Ummah.
The Union of Academics and Writers of Islamic Countries (AYBIR) condemned the incident and said, “This action is also an embarrassment to the Swedish authorities, who allowed him under police protection.” made the statement.
The Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), which operates as the umbrella organization of approximately 155 Turkish associations in the USA, condemned the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden. TASC Co-Chair Melih Bektaş condemned the action, stating that it was within the scope of hate crime, not freedom of expression, in a written statement to AA.
Al-Azhar Institution in Egypt condemned Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right Strict Direction Party, for burning the Quran in front of Turkey’s Stockholm Embassy yesterday.
In a written statement from Azhar, it was emphasized that such extremist actions will not reduce the respect of civilized people for the Quran and that the holy book will continue to be a guide for all humanity.
West ThraceIn Turkey, Turkish minority institutions and organizations condemned the attack on the Qur’an in Sweden.