A protest in support of Turkey unfolds in Stockholm, Sweden.


UAE condemns burning of Quran in Sweden

The UAE has strongly condemned the burning of a copy of the holy Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Sweden.

The protest in Stockholm, which took place under police presence in front of Turkey’s embassy, gathered about 100 people, according to reports. Extremist politician Rasmus Paludan gave a speech about immigration and Islam before burning a copy of the Quran.
In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed the UAE’s rejection of all practices aimed at destabilizing security and stability in contravention of human and moral values and principles.

The ministry renewed its enduring call to renounce hate speech and violence and underscored the need to respect religious symbols and avoid inciting hatred by insulting religions. Furthermore, the ministry reiterated the need to spread the values of tolerance and coexistence.

The UAE’s statement was echoed by Egypt, who strongly condemned the burning of a copy of the Quran as a “disgraceful act”.

In a statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned that this “disgraceful act provokes the feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world”.

Meanwhile, the Union of OIC News Agencies urged urged Swedish authorities to take necessary measures against the perpetrators of the hate crime. ICA/Expat Media

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