Doha, January 21 (QNA) - The State of Qatar condemned and denounced in the strongest terms the Swedish authorities' permission to burn a copy of the Holy Qur'an in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Stockholm, stressing that this heinous incident is an act of incitement and a serious provocation to the feelings of more than two billion Muslims in the world.
In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the State of Qatar's total rejection of all forms of hate speech based on belief, race or religion, and the implication of sanctities in political disputes, and warned that the campaigns of hatred against Islam and the discourse of Islamophobia have witnessed a dangerous escalation with the continued systematic calls for the repeated targeting of Muslims in the world.
In this context, the Ministry called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities to reject hatred, discrimination, incitement and violence, and stressed the importance of upholding the principles of dialogue and mutual understanding.
The Ministry reiterated the State of Qatar's full support for the values of tolerance and coexistence, and its keenness to establish the principles of international peace and security through dialogue and understanding. (QNA)