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Qatar Strongly Condemns Burning of Quran by Extremists in Sweden

Qatar Strongly Condemns Burning of Quran by Extremists in Sweden

Tuesday, 19 April, 2022 - 05:15
A night view of Doha, Qatar. (AFP)

Qatar strongly condemned the burning of copies of the holy Quran by extremists in the Swedish city of Malmo, reported the state news agency (QNA).

It said the "heinous" incident is "an act of incitement and a serious provocation to the feelings of more than two billion Muslims in the world."

In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed Qatar's complete "rejection of all forms of hate speech, warning that this populist inflammatory rhetoric had taken a dangerous turn by continuing institutional and systematic calls for the repeated targeting of Muslims in the world."

The Ministry called on the international community "to assume its responsibilities to renounce hatred, discrimination, incitement and violence."

It must "work toward a grass-root solution to the controversial relationship between freedom of religion or belief and freedom of opinion and expression, through dialogue and mutual understanding."

The Ministry reiterated Qatar's "full support for the values of tolerance and coexistence, and its commitment to establishing the principles of international peace and security."

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