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NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg's Statement: Is Burning Quran Illegal

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg’s Statement: Is Burning Quran Illegal?

Jens Stoltenberg has said that burning this Muslim holy book isn’t a crime.

In response to a query about the recent incident in Sweden that sparked outrage from Muslims, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that burning the Quran isn’t necessarily a crime. Since the country with a Muslim majority of Turkey is among two members who have refused confirm Sweden’s membership of the alliance led by the United States, this issue is especially sensitive.

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg’s Statement: Is Burning Quran Illegal?

Stoltenberg spoke at a press conference on Thursday that he understood the emotion and intensity of emotion this may create. According to Jens Stoltenberg burning the Quran was not inherently illegal, but it was offensive.

Protests in opposition to NATO which took place in Sweden in the middle of this month also were discussed by Stoltenberg. My impression of them is that they’re not pleasant. I am entitled to disagree, but. He said this is a part of the freedom of speech.

The NATO chief said that Sweden’s participation in the alliance should be concluded within the shortest possible time. We have recently discussed the possibility to meet at a top level with officials at Brussels on Thursday next week after having a conversation with Turkish Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”

At the height of the Muslim festival in the month of Eid Al-Adha on Wednesday on Wednesday, the family of an Iraqi resident of Sweden burned an Quran in front of a mosque in Stockholm.

The Turkish government is one of the two member states that haven’t yet ratified Sweden’s application for membership has criticized Swedish authorities for burning books. Swedish authorities for burning books.

Erdogan Erdogan told Anadolu media agency that insulting Muslims was not a freedom of thought.

The Turkish leader claimed that the people who commit this crime, who permit it to be ascribed to freedom of speech they will not be able to be able to achieve their goals by turning away from the crime.

Kurdish as well as left-wing organizations have earlier held protests against Turkey in Stockholm. A Turkish chief has threatened impede the Swedish NATO membership unless Sweden extradites those who have ties to those belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) an extremist group that is based in Ankara.

The practice was previously condemned in the past by Swedish authorities, however they claim that their lawful and liberal legislation protects such actions.

Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom in January said, “Sweden has far-reaching freedom of speech, but that does not mean the government or myself support the views expressed.”


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