Muslim Leaders Held Emergency Meeting Following Sweden Quran Burning

  • Publish date: Monday، 03 July 2023
Muslim Leaders Held Emergency Meeting Following Sweden Quran Burning

According to the Saudi Press Agency, Muslim leaders from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held an emergency meeting on Sunday to address the recent act of "disgraceful" desecration of a Quran copy in Sweden, discussing appropriate measures in response.

“The meeting is scheduled to discuss measures against these despicable acts to express a united position against the desecration of the Holy Quran,” the statement said.

In response to an invitation from Saudi Arabia, the meeting will take place at the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah. The meeting was called as Saudi Arabia holds the chairmanship of both the Islamic Summit and the OIC's Executive Committee.

Expressing concern over the disrespect of the incident, the OIC emphasized that Sweden's decision to permit such an act undermines the principles of mutual respect and harmony between nations. The organization stated that this action contradicts global efforts to promote tolerance, moderation, and opposition to extremism.

It also called for the governments of the countries involved in the bloc to urgently take serious steps and measures to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents in the future.

The statement reaffirmed the commitment of all states that have undertaken under the UN Charter, to promote and foster human rights and fundamental freedoms for everyone, regardless of race, gender, language, or religion.

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