The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace condemns the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran
The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace strongly denounced the burning of a Qur’an copy during a protest in Sweden.
The President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, H.E. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Jarwan, stated that the Council, along with all of its members and partners, strongly condemns this extremist act, which has nothing to do with freedom of expression, incites hatred and hostility among people, and fuels the positive relations that all religions advocate, citing that such practices allow hatred to spread among peoples and hinder international cooperation in protecting humanity and beliefs, which the Council considers to be a very dangerous matter that this action is publicized on the day of the Muslim feast, emphasizing the inadmissibility of such practices, even if they are personal.
In a statement, the Council reaffirmed its condemnation of all practices that contradict moral and human values and principles, emphasizing the importance of respecting and not violating religious symbols and sanctities, combating hate speech and extremism, and strengthening international partnerships with the goal of spreading the values of tolerance, coexistence, and peace.