The UAE Foreign Ministry condemned the act of burning a copy of the Holy Koran in Stockholm.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates condemned the act of burning a copy of the Holy Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Sweden. In a statement, the ministry reiterated the Emirates’ rejection of all actions aimed at destabilizing security and violating human and moral values and principles.
The UAE Foreign Ministry urged against inciting hatred and violence and stressed the need to respect religious symbols and avoid insulting religions. The UAE reiterated the need to spread the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
Earlier, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Salem Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah also condemned the action of burning a copy of the Koran in Stockholm. He fears that the outrageous incident could cause resentment among “Muslims around the world and become a dangerous provocation for them.”
On the previous day, Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Hard Course party, held a rally in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm, during which he publicly burned a copy of the Holy Koran.
At the rally, the politician criticized NATO, Ankara, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and displayed a caricature of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. After the incident, Ankara canceled the scheduled visit of the Scandinavian Defense Minister, calling it “pointless.