Faced with the indignation of the Muslim world, Sweden condemns the new burning of the Koran on its soil

Faced with the indignation of the Muslim world, Sweden condemns the new burning of the Koran on its soil

The new warning shot from Jeddah had to be sounded from Jeddah the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), outraged by the umpteenth burning of the Holy Koran in front of the Great Mosque of Stockholm, so that Sweden finally comes out of its inflammable ambiguity.

A blameworthy ambiguity which, under the guise of “freedom of expression”, gave a blank check to Salwan Momika, a 37-year-old Iraqi, who suddenly appeared on the front of the stage to play the arsonists of social cohesion.

And this troublemaker of the worst kind did not go with a dead hand, moreover on the first day of Eid Al-Adha… After angrily trampling on a copy of the Holy Book of Islam in front of a prestigious sacred enclosure Muslim, he burned several of its pages. As if that weren’t enough, he threatened to ” burn a copy of the Koran and an Iraqi flag in front of the Iraqi embassy within ten days “.

This new incendiary provocation, one too many, which rekindles the incandescent blaze of hatred fanned last January by one of the leaders of the Nordic far right, the sad Lord Rasmus Paludan, has raised a tsunami of indignation in the Muslim world.

During the extraordinary meeting held in Jeddah this Sunday, July 2, the 57 Member States of the OIC, through the voice of their Sgeneral secretary Hissein Brahim Taha, have, once again, virulently condemned a “despicable act”. Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco immediately recalled their respective ambassadors, in their strongest protest.

Chadian diplomat Hissein Brahim Taha (middle), OIC Secretary General

Revolted, Hissein Brahim Taha insisted on ” the urgent need to send a clear message to the world that acts of desecration of the Quran are not mere incidents of ordinary Islamophobia »while asking Member States to take unified measures to prevent the repetition of desecrations of copies of the Holy Book”.

“We must send constant reminders to the international community of the urgent application of international law, which clearly prohibits any advocacy of religious hatred », he hammered.

A few hours after the resounding exhortation of the OCI to act and take action against the burnings of another age, eminently sacrilegious, Sweden seems to no longer take refuge behind the screen of freedom of expression. Finally, she unequivocally denounced a “Islamophobic act”.

Indeed, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately split a press release in which it is clearly stipulated, black on white: The Swedish government fully understands that Islamophobic behavior in gatherings can hurt Muslims. We strongly denounce such behavior. Such Islamophobic acts do not reflect the vision of the Swedish government “.

Will the fine words of the Swedish authorities result in strong and dissuasive criminal sanctions? After having initially authorized the burning of the Koran, in the name of the sacrosanct freedom of expression, the police Sweden has charged Salwan Momika with inciting hatred against an ethnic or national group.

It should be noted that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, did not remain without reacting to the new odious burning of the Koran in front of the Great Mosque of Stockholm. And as much to say that his perception differs diametrically from the West of which he is more than ever the pet peeve…

In our country, it is a crime under the Constitution and the penal code he said gravely during a visit to the historic mosque in Derbent, Dagestan. “The Quran is sacred for Muslims and should be for others”he added, thanking the senior Muslim dignitaries for their precious gift. “We will always respect these rules”, he swore it.