Muslims in Malaysia protest towards Quran burning incident in Sweden

Muslims in Malaysia took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur to indicate their dissent and protest towards the current burning of the Koran in Sweden. 

The protest comes after the founding father of the Danish political occasion Stram Kurs [trans. Hard line], Rasmus Paludan, set hearth to a replica of the sacred textual content of Islam, the Koran, on January 21, 2023, close to the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. 

Rasmus Paludan burning a replica of Quran in entrance of Turkish Embassy in Stockholm;
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This incident, which has been denounced as an act of Islamophobia, has taken the Muslim nations by storm and shaken all the world.

Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson expressed deep remorse over the incident and criticised Paludan’s actions and referred to as them “deeply disrespectful”. 

This incident has drawn flak from all the world, with plenty of Muslims and Muslim-majority nations chiming in with their condemnation.

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, referred to as on the Swedish authorities to take speedy motion towards the miscreants concerned within the incident and to take harsh steps to deal with Islamophobia within the Scandinavian nation sooner or later. 

Protests in Kuala Lumpur condemning the burning of Quran in Stockholm;
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The Malaysian Prime Minister referred to as Paludan’s act a disrespect to the Muslim inhabitants throughout the globe and termed it as a  “grave provocation to the sensitivities” of Muslims.

The Islamist occasion PAS organized a rally after Friday prayers in Kuala Lumpur that attracted about 300 folks. Heavy police presence was seen all through the protest route between the KL Twin Towers and the Swedish embassy, as protesters chanted “Allahuakbar.”

PAS MP Zulkifli Ismail [with microphone] within the protests organised by PAS;
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PAS MP Zulkifli Ismail, acknowledged that the Muslim neighborhood has a duty to take agency motion to stop these hideous acts from occurring once more, and he want to urge the Swedish folks to chorus from indulging in the identical habits.

In keeping with reviews on Thursday, Malaysian authorities summoned Sweden’s envoy to convey their “objection and disappointment” at Sweden’s inaction in stopping Rasmus Paludan.

Paludan’s occasion was based in 2017 and is thought for its anti-Islamist stance. It isn’t the primary time the Danish-Swedish politician has tried to burn the holy Koran. 

The Danish far-right occasion’s plans to burn the holy e book have been met with violence previously. Malmo, Sweden, noticed riots in 2020 over Paludan’s comparable efforts, with protesters setting vehicles on hearth. A two-year ban was imposed on his return to Sweden.

The plan to burn the Quran in an space of Brussels largely occupied by Muslims resulted in Paludan and his occasion being banned from Belgium in 2020. After suggesting the identical in Paris, he was deported from France.

Anti-Muslim Protests in Netherlands

Earlier this week, in one other incident of anti-Islamic acts, Dutch political chief Edwin Wagensveld ripped a replica of the holy Koran aside and trampled on it close to the Dutch Parliament in The Hague. 

Edwin Wagensveld ripping a replica of the holy Quran close to the Dutch Parliament in The Hague;
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Wagensveld is a member of Patriotic Europeans In opposition to the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) which is a political motion that opposes Islam and is pan-European in nature. 

This isn’t the primary time Wagensveld has proven his anti-Muslim stance publicly. After beforehand being arrested twice for anti-Muslim actions, Wagensveld claimed to have acquired clearance to destroy the Quran.  

In a video, Wagensveld claimed that he had acquired permission from The Hague for the “destruction of the Quran.” 

In a separate put up, he famous that he had acquired a letter from The Hague Mayor Jan van Zanen giving him permission to make use of “objects” in his protest, however forbidding him from setting them on hearth.

Wisma Putra – The International Ministry of Malaysia;
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Malaysia’s overseas ministry condemned Wagensveld’s motion in The Hague on Friday, and urged the United Nations, the Group of Islamic Cooperation, and the Human Rights Council to take speedy actions towards Islamophobia and to discover a harmonious resolution to make sure that spiritual scriptures are revered and guarded worldwide.

Response from the Muslim world

Muslims throughout the globe have been protesting towards these Islamophobic acts in Europe.

An influential Islamist group in Indonesia, the 212 Alumni Brotherhood, plans a protest on the Swedish embassy in Jakarta on Monday to demand Indonesia sever ties with Sweden.

The Indonesian overseas minister summoned Sweden’s ambassador beforehand in response to the Quran-burning incident, which he strongly condemned as blasphemous and damage spiritual sentiments and taints spiritual tolerance.

Syrians protest within the metropolis of Idlib towards the burning of a Quran in Sweden
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The burning of a Quran in Sweden prompted Syrian protests within the rebel-held metropolis of Idlib on Thursday.

Turkish Muslims burning Rasmus Paludan’s in a protest in Sweden;
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Paludan’s actions, which have been focused in the direction of key NATO member-Turkey, acquired robust opposition from the nation. On account of Paludan’s act, Turkey cancelled the go to of the Swedish defence minister and summoned Sweden’s ambassador.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkish President, Recep Erdogan, declared that Turkey would not help Sweden’s bid to affix NATO.

Protests in Pakistan towards the burning of Quran in Sweden;
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The burning of the Quran was condemned by tons of of Pakistani protesters in Lahore.

Pakistani Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif additionally expressed his disappointment over the incident. In his tweet he talked about that spiritual freedom shouldn’t be used as a defend to harm the spiritual sentiments of Muslims throughout the globe.

Protests towards burning of Quran in Center-East and Gulf nations;
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This incident was additionally condemned by the Center-East and Gulf nations together with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Iraq Egypt and Iran.

Protests in Iraq following the Quran-burning incident in Sweden;
Supply: Al Monitor

The Group of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) additionally denounced the incident.