Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the burning of the Quran by far-right teams in Sweden. Issuing an announcement early on Monday, the Saudi Arabian international ministry mentioned that it condemned the deliberate abuse of the Quran, the provocations and incitement towards Muslims by some extremists within the Scandinavian nation.
The ministry added that Saudi Arabia stresses the significance of concerted efforts to unfold values of dialogue, tolerance, coexistence, resign hatred, extremism and exclusion and stop the abuse of all religions and holy websites.
Violence was seen in Sweden in the course of the weekend as clashes broke out between police and demonstrators rallying towards plans by a far-right group to burn copies of the Quran, which is the central non secular textual content of Islam.
Twenty-six folks have been arrested within the clashes- eight from Norrkoping and 18 from Linkoping metropolis, information company AFP reported on Monday citing a police assertion. On Sunday, three folks had been injured in Norrkoping after police fired warning pictures.
Earlier than Saudi Arabia, Iraq summoned the Swedish cost d’affaires, Hakan Rooth, in Baghdad on Sunday over the burning of the Quran.
Issuing an announcement, the Iraqi international ministry mentioned it lodged a protest with Rooth over the incident in Sweden.
The ministry additional warned the burning of the non secular textual content would have critical repercussions on the relations between Sweden and Muslims normally, each Muslim and Arab international locations and the Muslim communities in Europe.
AFP additional reported that this was the second time on Sunday that clashes had been seen in Norrkoping and Linkoping cities of Sweden in 4 days over the rallies held by Arduous Line- which is an anti-immigration and anti-Islam group.
The rallies have led to clashes between police and counter-protesters throughout Sweden in current days.
Arduous Line is headed by Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan, who’s planning to contest within the legislative elections in Sweden this September.
A lawyer and a YouTuber, Paludan, 40, had earlier been convicted of creating racial insults. He doesn’t have the mandatory variety of signatures to safe his candidature within the election.
Paludan is presently touring throughout Sweden, visiting neighbourhoods that home a big Muslim inhabitants to burn copies of the Quran.
Final Saturday, Paludan burned a Koran in Malmo. The Danish-Swedish politician had burned the non secular textual content in 2019 too, by wrapping it in bacon.
And a 12 months later, in 2020, he was arrested in France and deported.
(With company inputs)