Jordan summons Swedish ambassador over Quran burning in Stockholm

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates summoned the Swedish ambassador in Amman on Thursday to convey Jordan's firm protest against the Swedish government's decision to permit extremists to burn a copy of the Quran in Stockholm on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

In a statement issued by the ministry, the burning of a copy of the Quran was vehemently condemned as a racist act fueled by dangerous hatred. The ministry labeled it an expression of incitement to violence and an insult to religions, Al-Mamlaka TV reported. 

Rejecting justificationThe ministry restated its rejection and condemnation of such actions, categorizing them as crimes that offend the sentiments of over 2 billion Muslims worldwide. 

These provocative and offensive acts were deemed one of the most repugnant manifestations of a culture of hatred. 

The ministry called for respect for religious symbols, the promotion of a culture of peace and acceptance, and an increased awareness of the values of mutual respect.

Jordan's earlier condemnationOn Wednesday, Jordan had already expressed its condemnation of the burning of a copy of the Quran by extremists in the Swedish capital, denouncing it as an act of incitement and racism, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The foreign ministry stated that burning the Quran represents dangerous hate and serves as a manifestation of Islamophobia that incites violence.

The ministry's statement emphasized that burning the Quran should not be regarded as an exercise of freedom of expression. 

Instead, it highlighted the urgent need to curtail irresponsible behavior and actions that can lead to social disharmony. 

The ministry called for a halt to such acts and underlined the importance of responsible conduct in matters related to religious sensitivities.

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