The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Hussain Ibrahim Taha, has urged the member countries to take measures to prevent such incidents in the future by uniting against the desecration of the Quran in Sweden. Condemned.
The emergency meeting was held on Sunday at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) headquarters in Jeddah. At the invitation of Saudi Arabia.
According to Arab News, the Executive Committee of the OIC strongly condemned the desecration of the Quran. And said that this act harmed the relationship of mutual respect. Between people and efforts to promote tolerance at the global level.
Hussain Ibrahim Taha emphasised sending a clear message that desecration of the Quran and disrespect for the Prophet of Islam are not common cases of Islamophobia. He said that the international community needs to ensure the implementation of laws that prevent religious hatred.
Saudi Arabia’s representative in the OIC, Saleh Hamad al-Sahibani, said that “we hope that this emergency meeting will lead to good results to stop such hateful behaviour.” This is the fourth time such an incident has occurred in Sweden under the guise of freedom of expression and opinion.
Saudi Arabia strongly condemns
He said that “Saudi Arabia strongly condemns such actions time and again.” This practise is in no way acceptable and encourages hatred and racism. Moreover, it violates religious principles and all international agreements for peace and unity.
Apart from Saudi Arabia, other OIC members such as Pakistan, Turkey, Cameroon, and Gambia also condemned the incident. Diplomats and representatives expressed concern in this regard during the meeting.
The representative of Pakistan, Syed Muhammad Fawad Sher, said that the government of Pakistan strongly condemns this cruel act.
It should be noted that on Wednesday, in front of the largest mosque in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. 37-year-old refugee Salwan Momika desecrated the Quran and set the pages on fire.
Sweden, on the other hand, has condemned the desecration of the Quran, terming it Islamophobia’ and saying that it does not reflect the views of the Swedish government.
“The Swedish government fully understands that this individual Islamophobic act can cause heartbreak for Muslims. The Swedish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
“We strongly condemn such actions, which in no way reflect the views of the Swedish government,” it added.