Jordan condemns burning of Quran in Denmark

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An extremist group carried burning of the Quran and Turkish flag out in Denmark. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates strongly condemned the burning of a copy of the Quran by extremists in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

The incident, which took place on Friday during Ramadan, has provoked the feelings of Muslims worldwide.

‘Inciting and racist’ actIn a statement, the ministry's spokesperson, Sinan Majali, described the act as "an inciting and racist one that provokes Muslims' feelings". He also emphasized that burning the Quran is a serious act of hate and a manifestation of Islamophobia that incites violence and insults to religions.

Majali went on to state that such acts cannot be considered a form of freedom of expression.

He called on Danish authorities to take responsibility and stop such irresponsible behavior and actions that fuel violence and hatred, threatening peaceful coexistence.

Calls on international communityThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates also called on the international community to assume its responsibilities by confronting these acts and preventing them.

It urged for the promotion of a culture of peace and acceptance of the other, raising awareness of the values of common respect, enriching the values of harmony and tolerance, and rejecting extremism, fanaticism and incitement to hatred as a collective responsibility that everyone must abide by.

Qatar condemns actQatar also condemned the burning of a copy of the Quran.

"This heinous incident is an act of incitement and a serious provocation to the feelings of more than 2 billion Muslims in the world, especially in the holy month of Ramadan," the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The Ministry warned that allowing repeated violations of the Quran under the pretext of freedom of expression fuels hatred and violence, threatens the values of peaceful coexistence, and reveals abhorrent double standards.

The statement renewed Qatar's total rejection of all forms of hate speech based on belief, race or religion, and the involvement of sanctities in political disputes.

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