Under the Chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Muslim Council of Elders expresses its utmost condemnation of the burning of the Holy Quran by an extremist in Sweden.
The Council strongly denounces such vile actions that provoke and insult nearly two billion Muslims around the world. History shall never forget this heinous and extremist act of hate.
The Council reiterates its condemnation of this criminal act which contradicts human values and represents the worst kind of racism. Such acts will only serve to fuel extremism and terrorism while undermining efforts to spread peace and coexistence. The Council also calls for an end to hate speech and the instigation of discord and to respect the beliefs of others by not desecrating religious sanctities.