UAE summons Swedish ambassador to protest insult to Holy Quran

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Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, summoned Lislott Anderson, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in the country, and informed her about the protest of the United Arab Emirates against the burning of copies of the Holy Quran by extremists in Sweden. Reem Al-Hashemi emphasized the UAE’s rejection of all practices that offend religions, stressing the need to respect religious symbols and sanctities and stay away from incitement and polarization. He stressed that such practices only lead to more tension, confrontation and congestion, at a time when the world needs to work together to spread the values ​​of tolerance and coexistence, and reject hate and extremism.

In the same context, the World Council of Muslim Communities strongly condemned the burning of copies of the Holy Koran in Sweden. The council said, in a statement, that the wave of hatred and intolerance that Sweden is witnessing against the Islamic religion and the Muslim community is completely unacceptable and represents a great danger to social peace in various countries of the world, because this behavior contributes to it spreads hatred and contradicts the values ​​and principles of peaceful coexistence among all individuals. The community has different religious and ethnic origins, highlighting the need to respect religious symbols and avoid inciting hatred by insulting religions and sanctities. He stressed the importance of concerted efforts to spread and strengthen a culture of peace and acceptance of others, to increase awareness of common values, to enrich the values ​​of harmony and tolerance, and to reject extremism, fanaticism and incitement to hatred based on religion or belief. , stressing the need to renounce violence in all its forms and resort to peaceful and civilized ways of expressing opinion without provoking conflict or abusing the feelings of others. The Council called on the Muslim communities in Europe not to be carried away by attempts at provocation and to be ready to confront this extremist behavior with wisdom, prudence and avoidance of reactions, and to respect the laws in force in their countries, and to express their rejection of this behavior through legal means, and to be a model of the wisdom of Islam and its supreme goals of preserving community security, peaceful coexistence and dialogue with wisdom and good advice.

The World Council for Tolerance and Peace strongly condemned the burning of copies of the Noble Quran by extremists in Sweden, which constitutes a clear violation of international laws and conventions that stipulate the need to adhere to respecting the sanctity of peoples. , their beliefs and religions The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace called on lawmakers around the world to put in place the necessary national legislation to confront these abuses, end them and limit them to the narrowest possible scope, in order to block the path of sedition attempts. and destabilize world peace.

Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Jarwan, head of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, emphasized that invading religious sanctities is not freedom of opinion and expression, but barbaric behavior that contradicts all religious values ​​and principles, human rights and basic freedoms. , and fuels feelings of violence and hatred, and threatens the security, stability and peaceful coexistence of societies. The international community, represented by the United Nations and its organizations, must confront these heinous acts and enact international laws that prevent the abuse of religious sanctities. and protects the rights of Muslims to practice their religious rites in the societies in which they live.

He stressed that confronting extremism is a collective responsibility, and that hard work is being done through the Council and its bodies “the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace and the General Assembly for Tolerance and Peace” and their partners to spread the values of the dialogue. , tolerance and coexistence, to promote a culture of peace and acceptance of others, to raise awareness of common values, to reject hatred, extremism and exclusion, and to prevent offending all religions and sanctities, and to reject all forms of hate speech based on belief, race or religion.

Yesterday, Tuesday, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the provocative acts of burning a copy of the Noble Quran during an anti-Muslim demonstration in Sweden. The secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, said that these meetings organized by the Danish far-right “Hard Line” party have increased concern in the Islamic world about the growing wave of Islamophobia carried out by supporters of the extreme right. straight.

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