The International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO) vehemently condemns the recent incident of Quran burning in Sweden. Such actions are highly offensive, disrespectful, and go against the principles of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence. The desecration of any religious scripture is deeply distressing and undermines the fundamental values of mutual respect, understanding, and harmony among different faith communities.
The IIFSO firmly believes in promoting dialogue, interfaith cooperation, and fostering a culture of inclusivity. We emphasize the importance of respecting religious beliefs and practices, regardless of one’s personal opinions or disagreements. The deliberate act of burning the Quran not only hurts the sentiments of millions of Muslims around the world but also risks inflaming religious tensions and inciting further hatred.
We urge the Swedish authorities to thoroughly investigate this incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. It is crucial to send a clear message that such acts of religious intolerance and hatred will not be tolerated in any society. We also call upon religious leaders, civil society organizations, and educational institutions to condemn this heinous act and actively work to prevent the recurrence of such deplorable acts.