The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia summoned, on Monday, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Riyadh, and informed her of its categorical rejection of an extremist’s burning of a copy of the Noble Qur’an in front of the Stockholm Central Mosque in Sweden after Eid al-Adha.
The Ministry strongly condemned the position, calling on the Swedish government to stop all actions that directly contradict international efforts seeking to spread the values of tolerance, moderation and rejection of extremism, and undermine the necessary mutual respect for relations between peoples and countries.
Unacceptable despicable acts
This came after the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), at the invitation of the Kingdom, held an emergency, open-ended meeting of the Executive Committee at its headquarters in Jeddah on Sunday, to discuss measures regarding the repercussions of the incident of burning the Holy Qur’an.
The permanent Saudi representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Saleh bin Hamad Al-Suhaibani, highly valued the active attendance of this meeting to discuss the blatant provocative actions and the repeated despicable acts of attacking the sanctity and sanctity of the Holy Qur’an in the Kingdom of Sweden.
He also expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation and denunciation of these repeated despicable acts, stressing that these hateful acts cannot be accepted under any justification and they clearly incite hatred, exclusion and racism.
It is noteworthy that an Iraqi man tore up a copy of the Qur’an and burned it outside the Stockholm Central Mosque last Wednesday, which coincided with the first day of Eid al-Adha.
The incident sparked protests in Baghdad in front of the Swedish embassy and was condemned by several Arab and foreign countries.
In addition, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, whose membership includes 57 countries, stressed the need to send a continuous reminder to the international community regarding the urgent application of international law, which clearly prohibits any advocacy of religious hatred.
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