Minister Dato’ Sri Saifuddin bin Abdullah and Deputy Minister Kamarudin bin Jaffar took to Facebook yesterday to share their concern and displeasure towards the provocative action taken by Rasmus Paludan who burnt a copy of the Holy Quran in front of protestors in Linköping located in southern Sweden.
The post described the action as heinous and condoning Islamophobia, disrupting public peace – a violation of the society’s freedom of speech.
Malaysia will also continue to engage closely with other members of the international community to avoid and eliminate Islamophobia and religious extremism, according to the statement.
According to claims in the media, the Danish leader of the far-right Stram Kurs (Hard Line) party burnt a copy of the Holy Quran in a Muslim-heavy district of Sweden on Thursday, April 14.
Paludan, escorted by police, was said to have proceeded to an open public location in southern…