Iran condemns the burning of the Quran in Sweden – Politics News

In a statement on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denounced the sacrilege of the Holy Quran in Sweden, saying: “The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the burning of the holy word of God. (the Koran) in the Swedish city of Linkoping by a Danish racist and extremist element who performed under the pretext of freedom of expression with the support of the police of this country.

He said the deliberate repetition of such offensive acts during the holy month of Ramadan has hurt the feelings of Muslims in Sweden and around the world. “Such an insulting action is the blatant example of the spread of hatred, goes against freedom of expression and must be condemned by all those who believe in the coexistence and dialogue of religions.”

Holding the Swedish government accountable, Khatibzadeh said Stockholm should take “immediate, strong and explicit” action against the perpetrators of such an offensive gesture and adopt clear and practical measures to prevent the recurrence of such actions.

The Iranian spokesman finally noted that the insulting step in Sweden highlights the need for stronger unity between Muslims and Islamic nations against the plots hatched by the enemies of Islam.

On Thursday, a riot broke out in the town of Linkoping, on Sweden’s east coast, where a protest including a Quran burning was planned. Two people were arrested during this demonstration.

Far-right leader Paludan has regularly been at the center of incidents in recent years. In November 2020, he was arrested in France and deported. Five other activists were arrested in Belgium shortly after, accused of having wanted to “sow hatred” by burning a Koran in Brussels.

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