Muslim countries warned
The Muslim countries are very angry over this whole incident. This act has been condemned by Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Many countries have termed it as a provocation. At the same time, he has warned that this incident can deeply hurt the sensibilities of Muslims. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote on Twitter, ‘Freedom of expression cannot be used to hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.’ Shahbat says that any words fall short to condemn the incident of burning of the Holy Quran. He also said that this incident has hurt the sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims settled around the world.
What did the OIC say
Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) chief Hisain Brahim Taha has also strongly condemned it. He has asked the Swedish authorities to take necessary steps so that such crimes can be curbed. His displeasure can be clearly felt in the press release issued from Jeddah. Similarly, it has also been condemned by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has also condemned the police for allowing the burning of the holy book and protests. Qatar, Iran and UAE have also asked Sweden to take strict action against it.
what happened in sweden
On Saturday, Sweden’s right-wing leader Rasmus Paludan burned a copy of the Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Since then, the tension regarding this incident has remained intact. An angry Paludan was given permission to protest by the police. Turkey has canceled the visit of Sweden’s Defense Minister and summoned the country’s ambassador. It was only after the incident that the tweet was made on behalf of PM Kristersen. He wrote, ‘Freedom of expression is a fundamental part of any democracy. But what is legal is not necessarily right. Burning holy books is a very dishonorable act.