Incident Quran burning in Sweden: Part of freedom of expression, NATO chief

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg

A man demonstrated outside a mosque in Sweden by burning a Quran on Wednesday. Some are opposing this incident, while some are supporting the person. NATO held a press conference about this. During this, NATO chief  Jens Stoltenberg described the burning of the Quran as insulting. However, he also said that the incident was not illegal.

Significantly, on the occasion of Eid-al-Azha in Sweden, on Wednesday, a person burnt Quran outside a mosque in Stockholm. The surprising thing was that the government there gave him permission for this. According to media reports, this permission was given for one day’s demonstration under freedom of expression.

At the same time, if other media reports are to be believed, now there is a debate that this demonstration outside the mosque in Sweden may have an impact on its NATO membership. There are frequent anti-Islamic demonstrations in Sweden. Because of this, there is always tension between Turkey and Sweden. Turkey has suspended Sweden’s membership, accusing it of targeting a religion. At the same time, Sweden always denies such things.

Meanwhile, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on the incident in Sweden that the burning of the Quran was offensive and offensive, but could not be called illegal. The person had taken permission from the government. The government of Sweden had permitted the demonstration citing freedom of expression. Meanwhile, the NATO chief also urged a settlement on Sweden’s joining NATO. At the same time, America condemned the burning of the Quran outside Sweden’s mosque.

Turkey has also expressed its opposition to the burning of the Quran in Sweden. Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said that no one can hold anti-Islamic demonstrations in the name of freedom of expression. We will not accept it. If any country wants to become our partner by joining NATO, then it will have to control the terrorists who are spreading Islamophobia.

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