On the very High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, may God assist Him, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Kingdom of Sweden in Rabat was summoned last week to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates.
Also, the Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Sweden was recalled to the Kingdom for indefinite consultations, after the Swedish government once again authorized a demonstration on the same day during which the Holy Quran was burned in front of a mosque in Stockholm.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates stated that during the summons, the Swedish diplomat was informed of the Kingdom of Morocco’s most vigorous condemnation of the offensive and unacceptable and despicable act.
“Regardless of the political positions or differences that may exist between countries, the Kingdom considers it unacceptable that the faith of Muslims should be disrespected in this way, nor can the principles of tolerance and the values of universalism be reduced to accommodating the views of a few while showing so little regard for the beliefs of more than a billion Muslims,” the MFA statement said.
The irresponsible act disregarded and disrespected the feelings of more than a billion Muslims during the sacred period of the great pilgrimage to Mecca and the blessed feast of Eid Al-Adha, a matter of global concern for King Mohammed VI as Commander of the Faithful of a sacred and worldwide faith.