A 37-year-old man requested permission to burn a Quran in front of the central mosque in the Swedish capital
The State of Qatar condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the Swedish authorities' permission to burn a copy of the Holly Quran in Stockholm, Sweden, stressing that this heinous incident is an act of incitement and a serious provocation to two billion Muslims worldwide, especially in Eid Al Adha.
In a statement Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned that allowing repeated infringements of the Holly Quran under the pretext of freedom of speech fuels hatred and violence, threatens the values of peaceful coexistence, and reveals abhorrent double standards.
The Ministry reiterated the State of Qatar's complete rejection of all forms of hate speech based on belief, race, or religion and dragging sanctities into political disputes, warning that hate campaigns against Islam and Islamophobic speeches have been dangerously escalating with the continued systematic calls for targeting Muslims around the world. In this regard, the Ministry renewed its call on the international community to shoulder its responsibility to reject hatred, discrimination, and violence, stressing the urging need to uphold dialogue and mutual understanding.
The Ministry reiterated the State of Qatar's full support for the values of tolerance and coexistence and its keenness to establish the principles of international peace and security through dialogue and understanding.
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