Tunisia has strongly condemned the burning of a copy of the Quran by an extremist in the Swedish city of Stockholm, which coincided with Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha around the world.
The act was a blatant and deliberate provocation of Muslims and a mockery of their beliefs.
Tunisia expressed its firm rejection of this heinous crime and these abhorrent practices, which are far removed from the freedom of thought and expression and contrary to the universal human values enshrined in the holy scriptures.
Tunisia also called on the international community to take urgent action to put an end to the escalation of incidents of Quran burning and the growing phenomenon of Islamophobia, to prosecute the perpetrators and hold them accountable.
Tunisia also reiterated the need to reject violence, hatred, and extremism, and to uphold the values of moderation, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence among peoples, which are enshrined in the true teachings of Islam.