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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation convokes meeting over Sweden Quran burning protest

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The Secretary Normal of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday called a gathering to discover attainable joint actions following a Quran burning by a former Iraqi citizen in entrance of a Stockholm mosque throughout Eid-Al-Adha celebrations. The protester, Sawal Momika, burned the Quran after he acquired a allow to take action issued by Swedish authorities, days after the Swedish Courtroom of Attraction dominated that denying permits to Quran-burning protesters infringed upon their rights to protest and freedom of expression.

Numerous Islamic leaders condemned Momika’s protest, stating that permitting such protests constituted advocacy for Islamophobia.

OIC representatives drew up a plan of motion throughout their assembly, urging all OIC member states to collectively condemn the act. The representatives additionally insisted that every one governments guarantee their legal guidelines and insurance policies adhere to worldwide requirements that discourage the stigmatization of people that practise the Islamic religion.

The assembly follows counterprotests organised by a Muslim cleric exterior the Swedish embassy in Iraq. The protesters burnt LGBTQ flags in an try to level out a double customary, stating that each the burning of LGBTQ flags and the Quran must be thought to be hate crimes. Morocco joined within the condemnation after they recalled their ambassador to Sweden Wednesday, saying that the Quran burning was disrespectful to the Islamic religion.

An analogous incident occurred in Sweden in January, when an effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was hanged, resulting in the conviction of the organiser for racial abuse and friction between the Swedish and Turkish governments.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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