Morocco has strongly condemned the burning of the Holy Quran as an offensive and irresponsible act, has recalled its ambassador to Stockholm for indefinite consultation and has summoned Sweden’s Chargé d’Affaires in Rabat to whom it expressed its strong condemnation.
On the high instructions of King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, the Chargé d’Affaires of Sweden in Rabat was summoned on Wednesday to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Morocco’s ambassador to Stockholm was recalled “for indefinite consultations,” after the Swedish government once again authorized a demonstration during which the Holy Quran was burned in front of a mosque in Stockholm, a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
The Swedish Chargé d’Affaires was summoned to be informed of Morocco’s “most vigorous condemnation of this offense and rejection of this unacceptable act,” the statement said.
“This new offensive and irresponsible act disregard the feelings of more than a billion Muslims during this sacred period of the great pilgrimage to Mecca and the blessed feast of Eid Al-Adha,” the statement stressed.
“Regardless of the political positions or differences that may exist between countries, the Kingdom considers it unacceptable that the faith of Muslims should be disrespected in this way, nor can the principles of tolerance and the values of universalism be reduced to accommodating the views of a few, while showing so little regard for the beliefs of more than a billion Muslims,” the statement added.