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UAE Expresses Strong Condemnation over Quran Desecration Incident in Denmark

The ministry dismissed the notion of using freedom of expression as a justification for such atrocious deeds

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
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UAE/DENMARK: The act of burning the Quran by an extremist group in Denmark has been met with strong condemnation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A copy of the Quran was set on fire on July 21 in Copenhagen in front of the Iraqi consulate by a Danish far-right anti-Islamic group.

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On Sunday, the UAE’s foreign ministry issued a statement on Twitter, urging the Danish government to assume responsibility and put an end to these actions.

The ministry stressed the significance of closely monitoring hate speech, as it has a detrimental impact on peace and security.

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In addition, the ministry dismissed the notion of using freedom of expression as a justification for such atrocious deeds.

The ministry restated its stance against using freedom of expression to justify abhorrent acts aimed at undermining security and stability, which are contrary to essential humanitarian and ethical principles.

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Furthermore, the ministry reaffirmed that hate speech and extremism run counter to global endeavours to foster values of tolerance, coexistence, and peace among nations.

The ministry placed a strong emphasis on upholding religious symbols, refraining from provocation, and encouraging tolerance and peaceful cooperation in a global society.

On Friday, July 21, the Embassy of Sweden to the UAE received an official summons from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, the Chargé d’Affaires were presented with a formal note of protest regarding the repeated attacks and abuses on copies of the holy Quran carried out by extremists in Sweden.

Additionally, the UAE expressed strong condemnation of the Swedish government’s decision to permit such acts to persist. The UAE emphasised that Sweden has neglected its international obligations and exhibited a lack of regard for social values in dealing with this matter.

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