Muslims living all over celebrating the festival of Eid. The Festival is also known as Eid-al-Adha in many countries of the world. This festival is very special for Muslims and Muslims living all over the world celebrate. But today on this occasion of Eid, something happened which has created a ruckus.
On the occasion of Eid, something happened in Sweden today which hardly anyone would have thought. A 37-year-old man burnt a book of the Quran in front of the Central Mosque on Wednesday evening on the occasion of Eid in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Eid started on Wednesday evening itself. In such a situation, on the occasion of Eid, many people demonstrated in front of the central mosque of Stockholm. According to the report, the government and the police had permitted the demonstration citing freedom of expression. During this demonstration, a man tore the book of the Quran and set it on fire.
Protesters asked to ban Quran
In a demonstration held in front of the Central Mosque in Stockholm, a protester also called for a worldwide ban on the Quran. Describing the Quran as a useless book, the protestor said that it is a threat to democracy, morality, human values, human rights and women’s rights and for this reason, it should be banned.
— Muslim World League (@MWLOrg_en) June 28, 2023
Uproar in Islamic countries
In this way, there has been an uproar in Sweden over the burning of the Quran in front of the mosque on the occasion of Eid. As soon as the video of this incident surfaced on social media, there has been anger in Islamic countries and many countries have openly expressed displeasure over this incident. Muslims living in Sweden are opposing this incident, as well as Muslims around the world are also condemning this incident.
The incident was described as a heinous crime by the Foreign Ministry of Turkey. In a tweet, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan called for controlling the extremists who are spreading Islamophobia, calling the anti-Islam demonstration wrong in the name of freedom of expression.
In a tweet, Fahrettin Altun, Director of Communications of the Turkish government, condemned the promotion of Islamophobia and the behaviour of European officials, especially Swedish officials. Altun further said that those who want to join us in NATO cannot tolerate such acts of Islamophobic terrorists. At the same time, Altun has demanded the Swedish authorities take strict action in this matter and expressed hope that the European authorities will be aware of the danger of hatred against Islam.
Mübarek Kurban Bayramı’nın ilk gününde Kutsal Kitabımız Kur’an-ı Kerim’e yönelik #İsveç’te yapılan aşağılık eylemi lanetliyorum!#İslamkarşıtı bu eylemlere ifade özgürlüğü bahanesiyle izin verilmesi kabul edilemez.
Bu tarz menfur eylemlere göz yummak suça ortak olmaktır.
— Hakan Fidan (@HakanFidan) June 28, 2023
Morocco has recalled its ambassador living in Sweden after this incident. At the same time, Saudi Arabia also got angry about this incident. Releasing a statement on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry, such hate-spreading incidents were unacceptable. Pakistan and other Islamic countries have also condemned this incident.
The Muslim World League has also tweeted and criticized the incident of the Quran burning in Sweden. The Muslim League issued a statement condemning the incident and called it not an expression of freedom under the protection of the police, but a misuse of many things. The Muslim League has said that respecting others and not provoking them is the right concept of freedom.
There has occurred yet another disgusting and despicable act of Quran burning in Sweden on our most holy day.
We are sick and tired of enabling of Islamophobia and continued instances of hatred for our religion on the part of European authorities especially in Sweden.
— Fahrettin Altun (@fahrettinaltun) June 28, 2023