Muslim Council of Elders condemns burning of the Holy Qur'an by far-right extremists
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The Muslim Council of Elders, under the Chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, strongly condemns the burning of the Holy Qur'an by far-right extremists in the Swedish city of Malmö, in what can only be described as a deliberate attempt to offend Muslims around the world.
The Council reaffirms that such desecrations of the Holy Qur’an are initiated by certain groups from time to time with the sole purpose of provoking Muslims. Likewise, they are being deliberately carried out during the holy month of Ramadan, in a clear violation of the values of human fraternity and coexistence.
The Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam said, "Through the assistance of legal and human rights experts, the Council is in the process of publishing a legal guideline on managing Islamophobia in the West. The guideline will be inspired by the historic Document on Human Fraternity and will strive to be a tool for Muslim communities in the West on how to cope with provocations by far-right groups. It will also serve as a manual for Muslims in the West for any other issues that may arise going forward."