Pakistan denounced in the “strongest possible terms” another Islamophobic public desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden on Friday.
“Permission to carry out premeditated and provocative acts of religious hatred cannot be justified under the guise of freedom of expression, opinion, and protest,” stated a representative for the Foreign Office.
According to the spokesman, international law requires states to prevent and prohibit deliberate incitement to hatred, discrimination, and violence based on religion or belief.
She repeated Pakistan’s plea for the international community to condemn these Islamophobic activities categorically.
“We expect the Swedish authorities to take all necessary measures to put a stop to such acts of hatred and incitement.” Pakistan’s worries regarding the recent incident have been relayed to Swedish authorities, according to the FO spokeswoman.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden and has pledged to initiate a fight to reverse the decision to allow the sacrilege of holy books.
In a statement, the Prime Minister stated that the government would contribute to the development of a shared strategy to combat evil through the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
He stated that the OIC must play a historic role in articulating the feelings of the Muslim Ummah and putting an end to this atrocity.
He said that the right to ruin holy books, people, and rituals was not a kind of free expression, but rather a means of perpetually tormenting the world.
“The entire Muslim and Christian worlds must band together to put an end to this conspiracy.” “Satan’s followers blaspheme the holy book that gave humanity dignity, rights, and guidance,” he observed.
The choice to allow the desecration of the Torah and the Gospel, according to the prime minister, encouraged desecrators.
This is a form of hatred promotion that is prohibited under international law.
Such religious incitement, provocation to terrorism, and violence, he added, were detrimental to international peace.
These acts are both illegal and morally repugnant, according to the prime minister.