Baptist churches in Türkiye denounce Quran burning in Sweden

(MENAFN) A group representing a noticeable Christian denomination in Türkiye on Wednesday criticized the burning of a copy of Islam’s holy book the Quran in Stockholm, the Swedish capital.

"I consider the burning of the Quran in Sweden an act to provoke and humiliate the Muslim world. We do not approve of this act, we condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” Pastor Ertan Cevik, chief of the Protestant Baptist Churches Association of Türkiye, informed media in the western Izmir province.

Stressing the importance of peaceful coexistence, he stated such an invasion, no matter what faith it seeks to harm, is “purely provocation.”

“Many books were burned and destroyed in medieval Europe, and at the same time, many Jewish books were burned in the streets during the Nazi era,” he added.

Underlining that Christians are very upset regarding this provocation in Sweden, he stated that they do not find it right that it was permitted.

“This provocative act has stirred up outrage in terms of all faiths... We condemn (such acts) because they are disrespectful to democracy and human rights and beliefs,” he continued.


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