The UAE has strongly condemned the burning of a copy of the holy Quran in front of the Republic of Türkiye Embassy in Sweden, by an extremist.
The incident took place on Saturday, January 21 outside the Türkiye Embassy, where Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish right-wing party Hard Line burned the Holy Text as a form of protest against Türkiye’s opposition to Sweden joining the NATO alliance
Paludan, who also has Swedish citizenship, has held a number of demonstrations in the past where he has burned the Holy Quran.
#UAE strongly condemns burning of a copy of the holy #Quran in front of Republic of #Türkiye Embassy in #Sweden by an extremist, stressing necessity of respecting religious symbols, avoid inciting hatred by insulting religions, and need to spread values of tolerance &coexistence.
— Afra Al Hameli (@AfraMalHameli) January 21, 2023
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed the UAE’s rejection of all practices aimed at destabilizing security and stability in contravention of human and moral values and principles
The ministry renewed its enduring call to renounce hate speech and violence and underscored the need to respect religious symbols and avoid inciting hatred by insulting religions. Furthermore, the ministry reiterated the need to spread the values of tolerance and coexistence.
Burning Holy Quran today infront of Turkish embassy in Sweden doesn’t make u a better human being
No muslim would ever burn the bible or Torah
No Muslim would ever insult Jesus, Mary or Moses or any other prophet PBU them all
The world needs more peace & love
Less wars & hate pic.twitter.com/moBrf8ghjE
— محمد الشيخ | Mohd Alsheikh (@MASalsheikh) January 21, 2023