The act of burning the Koran is not a matter of freedom or expression and will never be tolerated by a Muslim country like Morocco, no matter where it comes from, although the Swedish government has claimed his desire to maintain “good relations” with Rabat and regretted his recent decision.
The Swedish government assured, this Friday, that it seeks to maintain “good diplomatic relations” with Morocco and expressed its regrets over Rabat’s decision to recall its ambassador for consultation for an indefinite period as a sign of protest after the burning of a copy of the Koran, Wednesday June 28, in front of a mosque in Stockholm.
According to statements by Swedish Foreign Ministry sources to Europa Press, “ the government appreciates and is working to further develop good bilateral relations with Morocco“. ” We regret that Morocco has decided to call its ambassador for consultations“, they added.
It is also on the instructions of King Mohammed VI that Morocco recalled its ambassador to Sweden, after the demonstration authorized by the government in question, once again, during which the copy of the Koran was burned. And that was, without a doubt, the straw that broke the camel’s back given these irreverent acts have been going on for many months.
“This new offensive and irresponsible act ignores the feelings of more than a billion Muslims, in this sacred period of the great pilgrimage to Mecca and the blessed festival of Eid Al-Adha“, underlines the press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad.
Considering the act of desecration of the Koran as a matter of “freedom of expression” or “manifestation” is meaningless and shows more injustice than justice. The aurodafé of the Quran, especially during these holy days of the celebration of Eid al-Adha in the Muslim world, constitutes a supreme insult and an ultimate manifestation of disrespect, intolerance and discrimination towards all Muslims.
As a reminder, King Mohammed VI had specified in his Royal Message to the participants in the Parliamentary Conference on “Interfaith dialogue”, on June 13 in Marrakech, that ” our world is confronted with the ideologies of extremism, self-centeredness, hatred, inward-looking “, and pointed out that” we must understand that the fear of a religion – or rather the phobia intentionally aroused around it, ends up being transformed into a form of hatred towards all aspects of this religion, or of the civilization which is associated with it. associated. Then comes the incitement to take a stand against the targeted belief, the acts of discrimination against it and the violence that targets it. “.