In a statement, Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly condemned the anti-Islamists’ decision to burn the Holy Qur’an in Malmö, Sweden.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly issued a scathing statement after anti-Islamists set a date for the burning of the Holy Qur’an in Malmö, Sweden.
Denouncing this inhumane act of anti-Islamists, the Assembly called on the Swedish government and security and law enforcement agencies to prevent the escalating of the situation and the hurting of the feelings of the Muslims worldwide by immediately revoking the permit for this gathering.
A part of this statement reads, “The illegal and unprincipled action of the Swedish political authorities and police in issuing a gathering permit for anti-Islamists, who are devoid of rationality, spirituality, and humanity and have no knowledge of the message of the Muslim holy book – the Holy Qur’an , is deeply regrettable for us.”
The full text of the warning statement of Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly is as follows:
In the name of God, the Almighty
The norm-breaking and immoral act of a Danish anti-Islamist in announcing a day for “a gathering for burning the Qur’an in Sweden”, has angered Muslims and worried many libertarians and justice seekers worldwide.
Such heinous and vile acts are contrary to the principles of respecting the sanctities of other religions, beliefs, and traditions of different nations of the world and would undermine the peaceful coexistence and joint efforts toward constructing peace and friendship among various nations and ethnicities.
As a non-governmental organization, Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly whose serious mission is to raise awareness of Islamic societies
As an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to raise the awareness of Islamic societies about their human and divine duties and responsibilities, as well as to strengthen the friendship and peaceful coexistence and respect for cultures, customs, religious beliefs and sanctities of followers of different religions, the Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly strongly condemns such divisive and hateful acts.
The illegal and unprincipled action of the Swedish political authorities and police in issuing a gathering permit for anti-Islamists, who are devoid of rationality, spirituality, and humanity and have no knowledge of the message of the Muslim holy book – the Holy Qur’an , is deeply regrettable for us.
In addition to strongly denouncing this unwise and criminal act, Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly calls on the Swedish government and security and law enforcement agencies to prevent the escalating of the situation and the hurting of the feelings of the Muslims in Sweden an all over the world by immediately revoking the permit for this gathering.
The Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly also urges governments of Islamic countries, the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation, scholars and sources of emulation, international organizations and forums, and all intellectuals, thinkers, religious leaders and those who have the legal and personal capacity, to carry out actions, such as enlightening public opinion, protesting against any act that insults the sanctities of other religions, as well as inviting the people and government authorities, cultural and religious authorities in Sweden to prevent this tragedy; in every possible way, to openly and strongly express their protest to this inhumane and inappropriate move in a loud and effective manner.
The Assembly also urges the general public – especially Swedish Muslims – to remain calm and refrain from similar actions, to prevent the deteriorating of the crisis; but still in any way possible, such as issuing a statement, denouncing, expressing their protest in the media and protesting strongly on social networks, prevent this inappropriate move.
Islam is the religion of friendship, love, respect, peace and justice, and the protection of the divine sanctities and the holy books – especially the Holy Qur’an – is the duty of every believer and Muslim.
We pray God, the Almighty, to guideand save all nations – including ignorant people who have no knowledge of the soul-nurturing message of Islam and its holy book, and who are captivated by sensual desires and evil temptations and cause sorrow and hurt the feelings of Muslims. We also call on everyone to work for peace and friendship and to strive to expand them around the world. May we witness a day of the flourishing of truth, justice and liberation from the darkness of ignorance and oppression throughout the world.
“And peace to all who follow guidance.” (20:47)
Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly
August 25, 2020
Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish nationalist and far right party “Hard Line”, is invited to burn the Qura’n by Swedish hard liner and racist Dan Park. The Qur’an burning will take place on 28 August in front of a mosque in Malmö’s immigrant heavy Rosengård district at the same time as the Muslim Friday prayers.
The gathering, which Swedish authorities have surprisingly authorized to hold, is aimed at protesting what organizers have called the “Swedish Islamization process”.
In March 2019, a few days after the massacre of Muslims in two mosques in New Zealand, Paludan burned a copy of the holy Qura’n in a Muslim area in Copenhagen, Denmark, just 100 meters from where Muslims were praying, and caused severe tension at the time.