Iraq and Iran Summon Swedish Representatives Over Quran Burning Incident

news 30-Jun-2023 Europe

Iraqi Announces Further Quran Burning

The Iraqi individual who burned pages from the Quran in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday has announced further actions of the same nature, sparking massive criticism in the Muslim world.

Iraq and Iran Summon Swedish Representatives Over Quran Burning In response to the Quran burning incident, Iraq and Iran have separately summoned the representatives of the Swedish government in their respective countries.

"Insult Has Nothing to Do with Freedom of Speech"

The Quran burning has generated significant criticism in various countries. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Sweden and the West as a whole for approving the protest action, emphasizing that insulting the sanctities of Muslims has nothing to do with freedom of speech.

Arab League Strongly Condemns Quran Burning in Sweden

The Arab League has issued a strong condemnation of the Swedish authorities' approval of the Quran burning, stating that Sweden must confront Islamophobic ideas and extremism instead of promoting them.

Morocco Recalls Ambassador from Sweden in Response to Quran Burning As a response to the "unacceptable act," Morocco has recalled its ambassador from Sweden for "indefinite consultations," according to local news agency MAP. The Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also summoned Sweden's ambassador in Rabat.

Quran Burning Provokes Muslim Sentiments Worldwide Egypt, a predominantly Muslim country, expressed similar sentiments, stating that the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran by an extremist is a disgraceful act that provoked the feelings of Muslims around the world. Jordan has summoned Sweden's ambassador to Jordan from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hezbollah Calls for Action to Prevent Quran Burning

The pro-Iranian Hezbollah in Lebanon has called on Arab and Islamic governments to take steps to prevent the repetition of such foolish acts on their soil and to halt the spread of a culture of hatred. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, also condemned the move as "provocative" and "unacceptable."

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