Saudi Arabia condemns burning of Quran in Denmark’s Copenhagen
Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the burning of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, in Denmark on Friday.
“[Such acts] provoke millions of Muslim across the world,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
It also reaffirmed the Kingdom’s rejection of such “flagrant acts” that have recently happened in a number of European cities “under the pretext of freedom of speech,” noting that there has been “no clear reactions” to put an end to such practices.
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It also called on European countries where such “extremist violations” have happened to confront these acts that contribute to intensifying “hate and conflict.”
Rasmus Paludan, an anti-Islam activist on Friday burned two copies of the Quran in a solitary protest in Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen.
He burned one in front of a mosque and another in front of the Turkish embassy, and vowed to do so every Friday until Sweden is admitted into NATO.
Paludan, a far-right activist who holds both Danish and Swedish citizenship, also staged a Quran-burning protest in Sweden on January 21.
On Friday, protests were held in several predominantly Muslim countries to denounce Paludan’s protest in Sweden on January 21 and a similar incident in the Netherlands last week.
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