Pakistan held a “Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran” event on Friday to protest Sweden’s disrespect for the Qur’an. Protest was held all over the country and people from different cultures were seen participating in the protest. All countries are working together to send a message of evil. He said the country will take part in the protest of “Youm-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran” on Friday. Since the incident, many protests have taken place across the country, and people of different religions have joined them to express their dissatisfaction with the criticism of the scriptures.
Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran in front of a mosque in Sweden on Thursday, one of the holiest days in Islam, caused outrage in many Muslim countries and was heavily punished by the Swedish authorities.
Hundreds of Iraqis protested in front of the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad, at the insistence of the populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Sadr ordered the Iraqi government to cut ties with Sweden, which he said was “harmful” to Islam.
Protesters did not enter the mosque, which is closed on Islamic holidays, and eventually left. Sadr called for a larger protest after the Friday prayers.
The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs also condemned Sweden for “letting extremists burn the Qur’an”.
People watch as two men tear up and “burn” the pages of the Qur’an in front of a mosque in Stockholm on Wednesday.
Salwan Momika, identified by the Swedish media as an Iraqi immigrant in Sweden, said that he wanted to share his views on tearing the Qur’an when he applied for permission. Police abandoned the protest after a Swedish court ruled that banning the protest would violate the right to freedom of expression.
Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran of Islamic scriptures during the main Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha further angered Muslims in many countries celebrating the end of the Hajj. Wednesday’s burning of a Koran in Stockholm came after a similar incident in January in which a far-right Danish-Swedish man burned a holy book in front of the Turkish Embassy in the Swedish city, causing a crisis in Turkish relations.
Stockholm police said they have since rejected two protest requests for the burning of copies of the Qur’an, with the Swedish security ministry expressing concern that this would raise security concerns and pose a threat to embassies abroad.
In April, a Swedish court overturned its decision, saying the police had insufficient precedent to stop the attack. Sweden has long evaluated the impact of allowing these protests on freedom of expression and trust.