Swedish Justice Minister Gunnar Stromer reported that the government is discussing amending the law in order to stop the burning of Qurans in the country.
Stromer, who made a statement to Aftonbladet newspaper about the controversy that began with the burning of the Qur’an in front of a mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, said that the burning events have endangered the safety of Sweden, and therefore he stated that the government is discussing changing the law to stop the burning of the Noble Qur’an.
Stommer said that the burning of the Holy Qur’an in front of a mosque in Stockholm on the first day of Eid al-Adha constitutes a threat to Sweden’s internal security: We are discussing changing the law to stop the burning of antiquities or other holy books.” He used the phrase.
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt also argued that the burning of the Qur’an should be banned in Sweden.
In his assessment of Minister Stromer’s remarks to Dagens Nyheter, Bildt said: “I support the investigation that Stromer initiated to prevent the burning of the Holy Qur’an.” He said.
Rasmus Paludan continued his provocations of burning the Holy Quran in Swedish Malmö, Norrkopin, Jönköping and the capital Stockholm during the Easter holidays in 2022.
The demonstrators, who wanted to stop Paludan, also attacked the police with stones by burning tires on the roads. 104 policemen and 14 demonstrators were injured, and 20 police cars were destroyed by burning.
Paludan burned the Koran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.
In the Swedish capital, Stockholm, on January 21, Paludan burned the Koran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. No one was allowed near Paludan during the event, which was held under the protection of crowded police.
The Qur’an was burned in front of the mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha.
In Stockholm, a person of Iraqi origin named Silwan Momica burned a Quran under police protection in front of a Stockholm mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha on June 28.
Reactions to the burning of the Koran
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan responded harshly to the hateful attack on the Quran in Sweden. “The cowardly attack enraged us all,” Erdogan said. “When it comes to Muslims, they suddenly remember freedom of thought. These outrageous attacks are the new manifestation of Islamophobia. This is a hate crime The West is not taking any steps in this regard.” I used words.
Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said: “We condemn once again the despicable attack on the Koran in Stockholm and condoning this attack despite our warnings.” I used this phrase.
The Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union issued a statement condemning Sweden for allowing this act, noting that the act was “provocative” to the Muslims of the world.
Qasim Muhammad Al-Budaifi, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, made a statement condemning this action. The statement called on the Swedish government to prevent such actions, which provoked the reactions of Muslims around the world.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called for serious action to be taken against the incident of disrespect for the Holy Quran in Sweden. Sharif emphasized that Muslims in Sweden face anti-Muslim (Islamophobia) and hatred, and demanded an investigation.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced the suspension of the mission of sending a new ambassador to Sweden in response to the burning of the Koran in Sweden.
Morocco had decided to withdraw its ambassador from Sweden. “This insulting and irresponsible act while celebrating one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar is unacceptable,” the State Department said in a statement. It has been said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also responded to the attack. Putin, who was presented with the Koran as a gift during his visit to Derbent, said, “It is sacred not only for Muslims, but for everyone. Religious feelings are not respected in other countries; this is not considered a crime. But we are guilty.” He spoke. Putin said that Russia will always abide by these legal norms.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the burning of the Holy Quran in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and called for “collective action” to prevent the recurrence of such provocative acts.
The European Union states that “burning the Qur’an or any holy book is an insulting, disrespectful and open act of provocation.” made a statement.
Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of Catholics and the head of state of the Vatican, responded to the burning of the Noble Qur’an in front of a mosque in Stockholm, saying: “I am angry, I am angry.” I abhor such actions.” He said.
- Balkans | Bulgarian Prosecutor Gechev evaluated judicial cooperation with Turkey
- Balkans | Ergi Kırkın is the champion of Serbia
- Balkans | Critical meeting with Bulgaria from the Turkish Minister of Trade Polat
- Balkans | Karjali municipality sent a truck loaded with relief materials to Syria
- Balkans | Rama was asked, “Will Albania help Kosovo?”
- Balkans | Dozens of flamingos have been killed in Greece because of the electric cables.
- Balkans | The pilgrims bid farewell to the Kaaba
- Balkans | The planes could not land due to the air pollution in Sarajevo
- Balkans | Commemoration of the victims of the Khojaly massacre in Croatia
- Balkans | TMBH announced the acceptance of the formalization of the Turkish language in Vasilevo Municipality