Stockholm mosque condemns desecration of Quran in latest Islamophobic attack in Sweden
The mosque said it frequently experiences such threats.
Tying a destroyed Qur’an and hanging it to the garden bars next to the mosque door is humiliating for Muslims, the mosque wrote on Facebook.
“Our mosque and our congregation receive threats very widely. Racists always make a new attempt to smear those who are not like themselves,” it said.
A statement said the mosque decided to share photographs and information “to attract the attention of both our congregation and the public and to prevent hate crime from being normalized,” it said.
The Qur’an has been under attack in Sweden for some time. Swedish and Danish national Rasmus Paludan, who leads the far-right Danish anti-immigration party regularly organizes Quran-burning tours across the two Scandinavian countries despite protests that triggered riots.
Imam and director of the Stockholm Central Mosque, Mahmoud Khalfi, told Anadolu Agency that he “personally witnessed the Quran burning here in Stockholm” last December, “and I remember how hurtful it was.”