Many Muslim countries in the world have condemned the brutal act of burning of holy Quran in Sweden.
Pakistan, Turkiye, and Arab countries have expressed their anger over the barbaric incident of holy Quran burning in Sweden.
Meanwhile, Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Sunni Islam’s oldest seat of learning also strongly condemned the Swedish extremists barbaric act of burning Quran.
The Quran will “remain in its glory” as a “guiding book for all humanity, guiding them to the values of goodness, truth and beauty,” it added.
Rasmus Paludan, a right-wing Swedish politician burned a copy of the holy Quran outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm on Saturday. The incident sparked condemnation worldwide.
The “criminal acts of Swedish extremists” will not affect the sanctity and glory of the Holy Quran globally, Al-Azhar said.
The “grudges of the misguided criminals and sick souls with black records in the history of fanaticism will not undermine the sanctity of the Holy Quran.”
The Muslim countries and Al-Azhar urged the international community to condemn those behind the burning incident and discourage Islamophobia.
Moreover, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit and the Egyptian government also strongy condemned the incident.
Aboul Gheit said on Twitter: “I condemn in the strongest terms the burning of the Holy Qur’an by an extremist in Stockholm, Sweden.”
He added: “Such extreme and abnormal acts should be condemned and denounced by everyone, especially in Sweden.”
“Freedom of speech should not be a pretext for extremists to ignite the fire of hatred between followers of different religions,” said Aboul Gheit, who mentioned the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter account in his tweet.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs described it as a “disgraceful act”. Ministry said the incident provoked the feelings of millions of Muslims globally.