In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious
Another time, another evil, dust on the sun
- From time to time, under false pretenses, under the support of the so-called pro-freedom governments, the mercenaries of Satan desecrate Islamic holy places. This time witnessing the burning of the hearts and lives of millions of Muslims; the Holy Quran, was infront of the Turkish Embassy in Sweden. This is not the first time that Sweden has become the arena of satanic shows against Islam and Muslims.
The Holy Qur’an and its revelations are the most sacred, dearest and most significant relic of the Holy Prophet – may the peace and blessings of God be upon him and his pure family – among Muslims.
Muslims live, grow, and return to God with the Qur’an. The Holy Quran is the book of life, death and resurrection for Muslims.
Muslims all over the world day and night recite verses from this divine book, pray to God with the Holy Qur’an and sanctify and honor this book and love it and with this heavenly book, they spend their life on earth.
Holding such vile shows, under the pretext of protecting freedom, angers the Muslims who have always respected the holy sites, symbols, works and temples of other religions, because of this demonic show’s endless cruelty and darkness.
It is not a secret that this type of wicked behavior seriously harms the peaceful coexistence of followers of religions, rituals and cultures and makes the atmosphere of religious dialogue and cultural interaction dark.
I, as the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Council for Policy Making and Coordination of Religious Dialogue, strongly condemn the burning of the Holy Qur’an, the insulting of religious sanctities, and the destruction of the hearts and souls of millions of Muslims.·
The minimum expectation of the followers of the Holy Quran from the religious leaders and intellectuals and free people of the world, especially the residents of Western Europe and North America, which has become the scene of these shameful shows for years, is to declare their clear innocence of these anti-Islamic and Muslim-burnings and to disgrace the false and it is false to associate freedom with insulting religious sanctities.
We ask Almighty God not to take us away from His love, light and path.
H.E. Mohammad Mehdi Imanipour, Head of the Islamic Culture Relations Organisation (ICRO)·
Jumadi al-Thani 1444 – Bahman 1401