Statement from the Muslim World League

Statement from the Muslim World League


The Muslim World League condemns the actions of some extremists who burned copies of the Holy Quran in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in a new disgraceful and provocative scene to the sentiments of Muslims.

This came in a statement by the MWL, in which His Excellency the Secretary General, Chairman of the Organization of Muslim Scholars, His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, denounced the extremists’ insistence on repeating these reckless actions in the name of freedom of expression, while in fact they offend - among other offenses - the concept of freedom and its humanitarian values.

Dr. Al-Issa renewed his warning against the dangers of these practices that provoke hatred and provoke religious sentiments, and only serve the agendas of extremism, disturbing the efforts to promote dialogue and harmony among followers of religions.

His Excellency Dr. Al-Issa said: "While we greatly appreciate the wide international - official and popular - solidarity with Islamic sentiments regarding these absurd and heinous crimes, we urge all governments to recognize the dangers of these barbaric and irresponsible practices, and to take swift and resolute measures to confront them."

Dr. Al-Issa concluded by highlighting that these barbaric behaviors will only deepen Muslims' faith, strengthen their values of peace and coexistence, and increase their sincere support towards their nations, as well as their effective contributions to strengthening their nations’ stability and harmony.