(MENAFN- Hip Hop-24) For the third day in a row, Arab and Islamic condemnations continued, on Tuesday, to reject Sweden's permission for an extremist Danish politician to burn a copy of the Holy Qur'an in the capital, Stockholm, with calls for enacting laws in the West that criminalize hostility to Islam and Muslims (Islamophobia).
And on Saturday, the leader of the Danish far-right "hard line" party, Rasmus Paludan, burned a copy of the Qur'an near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm, under the strict protection of the police.
In the Gaza Strip, dozens of students condemned the burning of the Qur'an, during vigils organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Education inside its schools and in front of its headquarters.
And demanding accountability in Al-Wadan, the students raised copies of the Qur’an and chanted slogans condemning its burning, and carried banners reading: “Our constitution is the Qur’an,” “Except the Book of God,” and “My Qur’an is my life.”
During his participation in a protest, the official of the Education Directorate, Hamdi al-Dalu, described in an interview with Anadolu Agency in Al-Wudan as "a terrorist who does not respect religions and human feelings."
Al-Dalu called on Arab and Islamic countries to "take official positions and decisions in support of the Islamic religion."
** Boycott even apologies
And in Mauritania, the head of the Center for the Training of Scholars, Sheikh Muhammad al-Hassan al-Dado, issued a fatwa on Tuesday emphasizing that Muslim peoples must boycott all Swedish products until Stockholm officially apologizes.
Al-Dado also called, in his fatwa on his Facebook page, for all Muslims to take action, as permitted by the laws of their countries, to protest against this crime.
He added that the media and mosque preachers must defame this crime and raise awareness of its danger.
** Growing Islamophobia
“A despicable and cowardly act protected by the official authorities.” With this sentence, the Association of Scholars of the African Coast described the burning of the Qur’an in Stockholm.
The League said, in a statement, that it "strongly condemns the act of a gang of the extreme right (...) to burn copies of the Holy Qur'an."
The League drew attention to "the growth of Islamophobia in some Western countries and its manifestation in such ostentatious and ostentatious behavior committed by violent extremists with the protection, authorization and complicity of the public authorities in their countries."
Warning of repercussions, the League said that these actions "will only lead to the growth of a counter reaction that may also reach degrees of extremism, in anger and defense of sanctities."
And she stressed that "provoking the religious feelings of Muslims threatens the values of tolerance, coexistence, and dialogue among civilizations... Hatred only produces hatred."
To confront this phenomenon, the League called for "the enactment of laws that criminalize Islamophobia and protect Muslims and their values in the West, as they have become an important part of the social fabric in their countries," according to the statement.
The League is the largest gathering of scholars and sheikhs in the Sahel region, and it was established in Algeria on January 30, 2013, with "the aim of spreading the tolerant principles of Islam and rejecting religious extremism," according to its founding statement.
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