Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders: Burning a Copy of the Holy Qur'an Is a Reprehensible Racist Crime Contradicting All Values, Principles, and Customs

The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has strongly condemned the burning of the Holy Qur'an by extremists in front of the Grand Mosque in Sweden.

In a statement, the Secretary-General stated that at a time when voices of wisdom are rising, and relentless efforts are being made to promote the values of diversity, fraternity, and mutual respect, we find that there are those who seek to legitimize the insult to Islam and its sanctities and spread the spirit of hatred and bigotry.

Judge Abdelsalam clarified that the act of burning a copy of the Holy Qur'an in Sweden is a reprehensible racist crime that contradicts all values, principles, and norms.

The Muslim Council of Elders had previously affirmed its unequivocal rejection of such criminal acts, which express abhorrent hatred and unacceptable racism. It noted that such repeated and heinous crimes against Islamic religious sanctities represent a blatant provocation to the feelings of Muslims around the world and promotes extremist, bigoted, and hateful rhetoric.

The Council, in its statement, called for the urgent need to take decisive measures to halt these offensive practices, emphasizing that these repeated insults cannot be justified or declared under the pretext of freedom of opinion and expression.



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