More than hundreds of people protested on streets of Lahore against desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden. On weekend Swedish-Danish politician burned a copy of Holy Quran in front of Turkish embassy.
Rasmus Paluden showed his anger by saying that it would not support the Scandinavian country for NATO membership bid. The protestors from all around the world protested against this violation of Muslim religion and demanded justice.
The protestors from Lahore chanted “Shame on Sweden” and called the local political authorities to come out and raise voice against this brutal act.
The Prime Minister Shahbaz Shareef also tweeted about the incident saying, “The garb of the freedom of expression cannot be used to hurt the religious emotions of 1.5 billion Muslims across the world this is unacceptable”.
Islamophobia in West
It is also furious that Sweden Police allowed Paluden to carry out this act. The President of Sweden also tweeted that, “freedom of expression is fundamental part of democracy. But what is legal is not necessarily appropriate. Burning books that are Holy to many is a deeply disrespectful act. I want to express my sympathy for all Muslims by what ha happened in Stockholm today.”
It is considered as the most brutal act to hurt the sentiments of other religions which is totally unacceptable in this society. Muslims from around the world, in Saudia, turkey, Arab countries are demanding a strict action against the culprit so that no one ever try to hurt the sentiments of people by burning Holy books.
International organizations also condemned this act as hate crime and Islamophobic behavior. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is putting efforts to fight this Islamophobic behavior around the world.