PUTRAJAYA APRIL 17: Malaysia strongly condemns the provocative action of Stram Kurs Leader, Rasmus Paludin for burning a copy of the Holy Quran in Linkoping, Sweden.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the action has gone beyond moral limits and norms of the right to freedom of speech and expression. Such action is provocative and incites hatred that must be rejected by all who seeks peace and promotes peaceful coexistence.
“Malaysia underlies the importance of eliminating all forms of violence and hatred including Islamophobia. Malaysia will continue to work closely with fellow members of the international community to prevent and eradicate Islamophobic sentiments and religious extremism” the Ministry said in a statement here today.
Media reports said the Danish leader of Stram Kurs (Hard Line) party had burned a copy of the Holy Quran on Thursday in a heavily-populated Muslim area in Sweden.
It was reported that Paludan was accompanied by the police when he went to an open public space in southern Linkoping and placed the holy Quran down and burned it, ignoring protests from onlookers. –Malaysia World News