Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Egypt's Al-Azhar today (Wednesday, January 25, 2023) called on the citizens of the Arab world and Muslims to boycott all Dutch products and Swedish goods and to take a strong and united position in support of the Holy Quran.
According to the Al-Mayadeen website, Al-Azhar announced in a statement that the embargo on all Dutch products and Swedish goods is "an appropriate response to the governments of these two countries in insulting one and a half billion Muslims and their insistence on supporting hateful and brutal crimes under the banner of inhumane and the immorality called freedom of speech.
Al-Azhar also emphasized that an action such as burning the Holy Quran is a "chaotic, immoral dictatorship and domination over noble people who are connected with God and the guidance of the heavens".
In its statement, Al-Azhar stressed the need for the Arab nations and the Islamic world to adhere to this sanction and to make their children, youth and women familiar with it and to know that any reluctance or negligence in this matter is a clear failure to support the religion. Is.
Meanwhile, Egypt's Al-Azhar strongly condemned the act of extremist groups in Sweden to burn the Holy Quran and demanded to prevent any insult to Islamic holy things. Al-Azhar emphasized that the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden shows the complicity of the authorities of this country and their efforts to insult Islamic holy things and incite Muslims.
Thousands of people from Yemen's Saada province also came to the streets on Monday to condemn the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden. According to Al-Masirah network, the Yemeni demonstrators expressed their anger at what happened in Sweden on Saturday, and the silence of some Arab and Islamic governments. They were condemned for this crime.
After the increase in reactions, Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, also condemned the criminal actions of extremist groups in the Netherlands and Sweden, desecrating the Holy Quran and burning it.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, while condemning this insulting act, emphasized that the tearing of the Holy Quran in the Netherlands hurts the feelings of millions of Muslims around the world. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs also emphasized the country's opposition to any measures to disrupt security and stability, which are against human and moral values and principles.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jordan, while condemning the insult to the Holy Quran, emphasized that burning the Holy Quran is a dangerous act and a symbol of Islamophobia and incitement to violence and insulting religions, and in no way can it be considered a form of freedom.
This insulting act took place while Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish anti-Islamist and extremist party "Stram Kors" burned the Holy Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on Saturday, January 21, and the police forces of this country also He supported.
Following this action, the Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran in the Netherlands yesterday (Tuesday, January 24) and summoned the Dutch ambassador.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey issued a statement and announced: We strongly condemn the vile attack of an anti-Islamic person in The Hague, Holland, which targeted our holy book, the Holy Quran.