Omani FM denounces Quran desecration in Sweden

Oman's Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi on Tuesday denounced the recent desecration of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, in Sweden.

The Omani top diplomat made the remarks during a phone call with his Swedish counterpart Tobias Billstrom, the Omani Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

He also stressed the importance of ending incitement to hatred, violence or discrimination against beliefs, it said.

The two ministers agreed on the importance of promoting values of dialogue, tolerance and respect among nations and cultures, according to the statement.

On Thursday, an Iraqi refugee who burned a copy of the Quran last month stomped on the holy book during a demonstration in Sweden's capital Stockholm, drawing widespread condemnation from Muslim-majority countries.

(Cover: An Iranian demonstrator holds up a copy of Quran, Islam's holy book, in front of the Swedish Embassy during a protest of the burning of a Quran in Sweden, June 30, 2023. /CFP)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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