IQNA

10:08 - September 13, 2020
News ID: 3472540
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Egyptian Dar Al Ifta's Islamophobia Watch denounced the move by far-right groups in Sweden to once again burn a copy of Islam’s Holy Book.

 

The Islamophobia Watch issued a statement describing the move as a crime that hurt the feelings of Muslims in Sweden and elsewhere, Masrawy website reported.

Such moves incite hate and discrimination and this only serves extremist and terrorist groups, it said.

The statement added that respect for religious sanctities is among nations’ most basic rights and that governments must prevent desecration of religious values.

Following a similar Islamophobic provocation last month, a far-right group on Thursday burned a copy of the Holy Quran in a heavily Muslim area of Sweden.

Members of the Danish far-right group Hard Line (Stram Kurs) burned the Muslim Holy Book in an illegal demonstration in the Rinkeby neighborhood of Stockholm.

The group had asked the police for permission to burn the Quran in Rinkeby but the request was denied.

Last month in the southern Sweden city of Malmo, supporters of Rasmus Paludan, Hard Line’s leader, also burned a copy of the Quran.

 

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