Tunisian President Kais Saied reiterated his condemnation of the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden, considering that this forbidden act is a provocation to the feelings of Muslims and a violation of the sanctity of their sanctities.
Saied asserted that whoever chooses this particular time while Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha encourages terrorism in the name of alleged freedom, and fuels extremism, and then claims that he is fighting hatred and conflict between religions.
The president’s remarks came during his meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Ammar which was held to review the upcoming diplomatic movement and the criteria that were adopted for choosing who will represent Tunisia abroad.
In this regard, Saied highlighted the need for everyone who will assume the representation of the country to be at the level of responsibility, with the need to be held accountable periodically for what has been accomplished and achieved.
Last week, Al-Azhar called for the worldwide boycotting of Swedish products in response to a recent incident of Quran desecration in Sweden.
The call was directed to all fatwa houses and Islamic juristic bodies globally to issue a ruling (fatwa) on the obligatory boycott and cessation of business with any type of Swedish goods in a show of support for the holy Quran.
The action was an unacceptable violation and provocation toward the Muslim community under the banner of false freedom of speech and expression.
In a statement, Al-Azhar urged the governments of Islamic and Arab countries to adopt serious and unified stances against such transgressions which are utterly intolerable under any circumstances.