Under the Chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Muslim Council of Elders expresses its utmost condemnation of the burning of the Holy Quran by an extremist group in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen.
The Council reiterates that repeated barbaric crimes against Islamic sanctities is a reflection of a deep-rooted hate and racism towards Muslims. Such actions are also provocations to Muslims around the world and promote continued extremist and hateful rhetoric.
The Council calls for the implementation of definitive measures to stop such abhorrent practices by punishing its perpetrators and instigators. These repeated despicable actions, the Council stresses, cannot be justified under the guise of freedom of speech or expression since they counter efforts to promote peace and coexistence.