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OIC Condemns Burning of Quran During Anti-Muslim Demonstrations in Sweden

OIC Condemns Burning of Quran During Anti-Muslim Demonstrations in Sweden

Tuesday, 19 April, 2022 - 10:30
An anti-riot police officer stands next to a city bus burning in Malmo late April 16, 2022. (TT News Agency/AFP)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the provocative burning of copies of the Holy Quran during anti-Muslim demonstrations in Sweden, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday.


The protests had taken place in Linköping, Norrköping, and other cities in Sweden and were organized by the Danish Right-Wing Party Stram Kurs.


Secretary General of the OIC Hissein Brahim Taha said the rallies had further deepened the Muslim world’s concerns of the alarming trend of Islamophobia perpetuated by extreme right supporters.


He added that the desecration of the Quran was a clear manifestation of the racist and xenophobic mindset of the organizers, remarking that their action went against all accepted norms and values of civilized society.


He reiterated, however, that the provocation does not reflect the views of the majority of Swedish and European citizens.


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