Gulf Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the burning of the Koran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm
The foreign ministries of the Persian Gulf countries condemned the burning of the Koran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.
The Nordic News portal reported Friday that Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish far-right Hard Course party, received permission to hold a Quran-burning action outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Paludan held the action on Saturday at 4 p.m. Moscow time. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the Quran burning in Stockholm shows the level of Islamophobia, racism and discrimination in Europe.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry said it strongly condemned the action in Sweden to burn the holy book for Muslims.
“The kingdom reiterates its firm position that it is important to spread the values of dialogue, tolerance and peaceful coexistence and to reject hatred and extremism,” the ministry said in a statement.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry warned that such actions “could cause outrage among Muslims around the world and be a dangerous provocation.”
The UAE Foreign Ministry called for “respect for religious symbols and refraining from insulting religions and their shrines.