Leader of the Islamic Ummah Ayatollah Seyed Imam Ali Khamenei denounced the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden as a bitter and perilous plot, urging the Swedish government to hand the perpetrator over to the Muslim countries’ judicial systems for the harshest punishment.
“Effrontery to the sacred realm of the Holy Quran in Sweden is a bitter, conspiratorial and dangerous incident. The severest punishment for the perpetrator of this crime is the consensus view of all Islamic scholars,” the Leader said in a message on Saturday.
“The Swedish government should also know that by supporting a criminal, it has taken a war stance against the Islamic world and attracted the hatred and enmity of the Muslim nations and many of their governments,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
“The responsibility of that government is to hand over the perpetrator of the crime to the judicial systems of Islamic countries,” the Leader noted, Press TV reported.
“The conspirators behind the scenes should also know that the sanctity and grandeur of the Holy Quran will increase day by day and the lights of its guidance will become brighter,” the Leader said, adding, “The likes of this conspiracy and its perpetrators are too lowly to be able to prevent this ever-increasing brilliance.”
The message came after a Sweden-based Iraqi refugee desecrated the Muslim holy book during a demonstration outside the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm amid strict protection provided by the Swedish police.
The appalling act has opened the floodgates of protest across the Muslim community worldwide.