Muslim countries and international Islamic organizations responded to Sweden for allowing attacks targeting the Qur’an.
Iraqi-born Sloan Momika, who burned the Qur’an on June 28 in the Swedish capital Stockholm, burned the Qur’an in front of the Iraqi embassy in Sweden under police protection on July 20, prompting an increase in the reaction against Sweden from the Muslim world.
Türkiye was one of the first countries to react harshly to the disrespect of the Koran in Sweden.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “We condemn in the strongest terms the despicable attack that targeted our holy book, the Holy Qur’an, in front of the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm.” expressions were used.
Following the attack, Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan had a telephone conversation with his counterparts in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Al-Masry, and the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Unity, Abdelhamid Debebe.
During the meetings, they discussed the mobilization of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the joint measures to be taken regarding the increase in anti-Islamic crimes and hatred against Islam in Europe in the context of the attack on the Qur’an in front of the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
In this context, Minister Fidan held telephone conversations with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and Egyptian Foreign Minister Samih Shukri.
Justice Minister Yilmaz Tong also announced the issuance of arrest warrants for Rasmus Paludan, Silouan Momica and 8 other suspects who had previously burned the Koran in Sweden.
The Turkish Human Rights and Equality Foundation (TİHEK) affirmed that an end to attacks targeting the Quran can only be possible with a position adopted by all actors in the international community.
Members of the Sadrist movement affiliated with Shiite religious and political leader Muqtada al-Sadr in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, raided the Swedish embassy and set fire to parts of the embassy.
The statement issued by the Iraqi government said that if the measures against the Koran continued, it would resort to severing ties with Sweden.
The Baghdad administration asked the Swedish ambassador, Jessica Svardström, to leave the country and withdrew the charge d’affaires at the Iraqi embassy in Sweden.
The Iraqi Communications and Information Agency also decided to revoke Ericsson’s license because of the attacks on the Holy Quran.
The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq announced that its representative office in Stockholm had ceased its activities following the attacks on the Qur’an in Sweden.
In a statement issued by the Department of Foreign Relations in the Kurdistan Regional Government, “We strongly condemn the lack of respect for the Holy Quran for the second time in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.” Data included.
Pakistan condemned the attack on the Holy Quran in the strongest terms.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement that “Islamophobia’s disdain for the Holy Quran in Sweden is strongly condemned,” while the disturbing recurrence of such Islamophobic incidents hurting the feelings of more than two billion Muslims across the world is abhorrent both legally and morally.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation
In a statement, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the provocative act and expressed its deep disappointment that the Swedish authorities continued to allow such acts despite the serious consequences of this “despicable act”.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
In a written statement issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the attack on the Bible was described as “irresponsible” and the Swedish authorities were condemned for allowing the repetition of provocative actions that have upset the feelings of millions of Muslims around the world.
“Necessary measures must be taken to stop the reprehensible acts that violate all religious values and international law,” the statement said. expression was used.
In addition, the ministry, in a note of protest to the Swedish Chargé d’Affairs in Riyadh, requested that “the necessary measures be taken to stop these disgraceful acts that violate all religious teachings, international laws and norms.”
Qatar submitted a protest note to Sweden in response to permission to attack the Holy Quran in Stockholm.
According to a written statement from the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish ambassador to Doha, Gautam Bhattacharya, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to submit a protest note, after the continued attacks on the Qur’an and Islamic sanctities.
He stated that the protest memorandum included a demand for “the Swedish authorities to take the necessary steps to stop these disgraceful practices.”
The United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates summoned the Swedish Chargé d’Affaires in Abu Dhabi to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest against the Swedish government’s statement to attack the Qur’an in the capital, Stockholm.
In a written statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was noted that “the attack on the Qur’an constitutes a clear challenge that goes beyond the limits of freedom of expression and stirs the feelings of millions of Muslims around the world.”
The Al-Azhar Foundation in Egypt also called on Muslims to boycott Swedish products in response to the attack on the Noble Qur’an in Stockholm.
In the statement made by the institution, the following statements were included:
“Allowing these terrorist criminals to burn the Holy Quran means committing crimes against other religions and people other than Islam.
The attacks on the Qur’an are a stain on the foreheads of these societies, which proves that they are far from true freedom and respect for religions. Al-Azhar calls on all free people in the world to continue boycotting Swedish products in support of the Holy Quran.
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
The ministry’s social media account called on the Swedish authorities to take action against criminals and prevent these hate crimes.
A statement issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry indicated that the Swedish ambassador to Tehran had been summoned to the ministry.
The Swedish ambassador was conveyed that Iran strongly condemns the repeated actions against the Qur’an and Islamic holy texts and blames the entire Swedish government for the consequences of provoking Muslims.
Thousands of Muslims protested against attacks on the Bible in demonstrations organized in many cities after Friday prayers yesterday.
In a written statement issued by the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a statement condemning the attack on the Quran.
The statement also stated that the Swedish Chargé d’Affaires in Amman was summoned to the ministry and a strong letter of protest was sent to the Swedish diplomat for transmission to the Swedish government for allowing the attack on the Qur’an in Stockholm.
Sultanate of Oman
In a statement issued by the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish authorities condemned the repeated permission and protection for extremists for “burning the Qur’an and disrespecting it.”
In a statement issued by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry, it called on Sweden to “take the necessary measures to put an end to all kinds of steps that would deepen Islamophobia, hatred and disrespect for religions.”
The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, demanded the withdrawal of the Lebanese ambassador in Stockholm and the sending of the Swedish ambassador in Beirut to his country because of the repeated attacks on the Quran.
Anti-Swedish protests erupted in several Lebanese cities yesterday, and it was reported that the Swedish ambassador to Beirut, Anne Dismor, left the country for a planned holiday.
In a statement issued by the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the attack on the Holy Quran was condemned and the Swedish government refused to allow such attacks.
The Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the repeated attack on the Holy Quran in Sweden.
Protests also took place in the cities of Sana’a and Hodeidah, which are under the control of the Iranian-backed Houthis, against attacks on the Bible.
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement strongly condemning the attack on the Bible:
He added that Kuwait is consulting and coordinating with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and brotherly Arab and Islamic countries to invite the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to an emergency meeting in order to take concrete and practical steps to prevent the recurrence of such unacceptable actions.
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The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs also condemned the attack and called for legal measures to be taken against acts that spread fanaticism and extremism.
League of Arab States
The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Abu Gheit, condemned the attack and said that Sweden’s permission for such provocative actions does not fall within the scope of freedom of thought and expression, and that mixing these two concepts fuels extremism and violence.
In a statement issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it confirmed that the attack on the Quran is an expression of hatred and racism, “This despicable act completely contradicts freedom of expression.” Evaluation has been made.
Hamas political bureau member Azza al-Rishq condemned the attack on the Bible and stressed that such “despicable attacks” violate freedom of expression.
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