Iranian foreign minister and Parliament speaker on Tuesday vigorously condemned the desecration of the Holy Qur’an in Sweden.
In an address to the 26th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian strongly condemned any sacrilegious act against the sanctities of divine religions, particularly the Holy Qur’an of Muslims, IRNA reported.
The foreign minister said Western states’ support for these acts in the name of freedom of expression is totally unacceptable.
Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf also said Swedish politicians cannot conceal their conspicuous and planned Islamophobia behind their mask of freedom of speech.
He added that the shameless sacrilegious act of burning the Holy Qur’an in Sweden is strongly condemned, noting that such actions and insults to religious sanctities have hurt the feelings of Muslims across the world.
On Saturday, right-wing Danish-Swedish leader Rasmus Paludan received permission from Sweden’s government to burn the sacred Muslim book in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. He was protected by the police while committing the blasphemous act.