On Sunday, the Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry expressed its strong disapproval of the recent incident in Sweden where the Qur’an was burned, by summoning the Swedish ambassador to the Kingdom. The incident occurred on June 28, when Salwan Momika, a 37-year-old refugee from Iraq, disrespectfully burned the pages of the Qur’an in front of the Central Mosque in Stockholm. This act sparked widespread outrage and condemnation from the Muslim and Arab world.

On June 29, Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry condemned and denounced the burning of the holy book, leading to the summoning of Swedish ambassador Petra Menander on Sunday. The ministry urged the Swedish government to put an end to any actions that contradict international efforts in promoting values such as tolerance, moderation, and the rejection of extremism. Such actions undermine the necessary mutual respect required for healthy relations between peoples and countries.

Furthermore, the executive committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened a meeting in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss the consequences of this incident. The OIC strongly denounced the act, emphasizing that it not only undermines mutual respect among people but also hinders global efforts in fostering tolerance and moderation.

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