We condemn in the most powerful possible terms the vile attack on our holy guide, the Quran, in Sweden today (21 January), regardless of our repeated warnings previously. Permitting this anti-Islam respond, which targets Muslims and insults our sacred beliefs, under the guise of “freedom of expression” is completely undesirable. This is an outright hate criminal offense.
This despicable act is yet another example of the alarming level that Islamophobia and, racist and discriminatory movements have reached in European countries.
We call on Swedish authorities to take necessary measures against the perpetrators of this hate crime; request all countries as well as international organizations to take concrete measures in solidarity against Islamophobia.