In a statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, it was stated that the burning of the Quran in front of a mosque in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm, was strongly condemned.
In the statement, the burning of the Holy Quran in front of a mosque in Stockholm was described as a “debauchery act”.
Pointing out that such deliberate acts that incite discrimination, hatred and violence cannot be justified under the name of “freedom of expression and the right to protest”, the statement emphasized that states have the right to prohibit such acts under international law.
In the statement, it was pointed out that freedom of expression does not allow to sabotage interfaith harmony and spread hatred, and it was stated that Pakistan conveyed its concerns to the Swedish authorities.
In Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, a person of Iraqi origin named Salwan Momika burned the Quran under police protection in front of the Stockholm Mosque yesterday.