FM Bilawal discusses desecration of Holy Quran with Swedish counterpart

FM Bilawal discusses desecration of Holy Quran with Swedish counterpart
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Foreign Minister of Sweden Tobias Billstrom. — AFP/Files
Overseas Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Overseas Minister of Sweden Tobias Billstrom. — AFP/Recordsdata

Overseas Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday mentioned the current incidents of desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and different Nordic nations along with his Swedish counterpart and expressed concern concerning the problem.

Taking to Twitter, Bilawal stated that he raised the problem with Overseas Minister of Sweden Tobias Billstrom in a phone dialog.

“He apprised me that each one Islamophobic acts in any kind are strongly rejected by the Swedish authorities. I emphasised that such abhorrent acts shouldn’t be permitted underneath the guise of freedom of expression,” tweeted Bilawal.

Sweden and Denmark have seen a string of protests in current weeks, by which copies of the holy e book had been desecrated, prompting outrage in Muslim nations and calls for that the Nordic governments put a cease to the burnings.

Each nations have stated they deplore the burning of the Muslim sacred e book however can’t forestall it underneath guidelines defending free speech.

Earlier this week, Overseas Minister Bilawal had taken up the problem along with his Danish counterpart as nicely when he known as him.

“I obtained a name from Danish Overseas Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, and raised our deep concern on the current incidents of desecration of the Holy Quran in Denmark and different European nations,” Billawal had tweeted again then as nicely.

“Whereas acknowledging the Danish authorities’s outreach to the Muslim world and condemnation of those abhorrent acts, I harassed the necessity for stopping Islamophobic acts that harm the emotions of Muslims internationally. Additionally emphasised the necessity to promote interfaith concord and non secular tolerance,” Bilawal had advised Overseas Minister Rasmussen.

Bilawal additionally participated within the 18th Extraordinary Assembly of the Council of Overseas Ministers (CFM) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) the place the problem of Quran burning was taken up.

Within the assembly, the OIC expressed grave concern over a rise in Islamophobia after a spike in incidents of Holy Quran burning in Nordic nations.

The assembly adopted a complete decision expressing grave concern over growing incidents of intolerance, discrimination, and rising Islamophobia, a press release from the Overseas Workplace stated.

It reaffirmed the significance of the 8-point motion plan unanimously agreed upon by the UN Human Rights Council to counter incitement to hatred, discrimination, stigmatisation, and violence primarily based on faith and perception.

It additionally known as on all governments to totally implement the prevailing authorized and administrative framework or undertake new laws to guard all people in opposition to hatred and violence primarily based on faith and perception.

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