| 24 July 2024, Wednesday |

Qatar hands objection memo to Sweden ambassador over Stockholm Quran attacks

Qatar strongly condemned the repeated attacks on the Quran in Sweden, criticizing the authorities’ failure to address these practices of hatred and religious discrimination, saying despite condemnations from Arab and Islamic nations, the international community, and the Human Rights Council resolution against religious hatred, the attacks have persisted.

Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that “on the back of continued attack aimed at the Quran and Islam, it was summoning HE Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the state Gautam Bhattacharyya to hand him an official objection memo that includes calls on the Swedish authorities to take all the necessary measures to stop these heinous practices,” QNA reported.

The Ministry stressed that allowing continued attacks against the Quran under the pretense of freedom of expression inflames hatred and violence, threatens peaceful coexistence, and reveals objectionable double standards.

The Ministry renewed the State of Qatar’s full support of the values of tolerance and coexistence, as well as the country’s commitment to the principles of international peace and security established through dialogue and understanding.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat