Qatar condemned and denounced, in the strongest possible terms, the Dutch authorities' permission to tear a copy of the Holy Quran in The Hague, the Netherlands, stressing that this heinous incident is an act of incitement and a serious provocation to two billion Muslims worldwide.
In a statement Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the repeated infringement of the Holy Quran under the pretext of freedom of speech fuels hatred and violence, threatens the values of peaceful coexistence, and reveals abhorrent double standards.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Qatar's complete rejection of all forms of hate speech based on belief, race, or religion and dragging sanctities into political disputes. The Ministry also warned that hate campaigns against Islam and Islamophobic speeches have witnessed a dangerous escalation with the continued systematic calls for targeting Muslims around the world. In this regard, the Ministry renewed its call on the international community to shoulder its responsibility to reject hatred, discrimination, and violence, stressing the need to uphold dialogue and mutual understanding.
The Ministry reiterated Qatar's full support for the values of tolerance and coexistence and its keenness to establish the principles of international peace and security through dialogue and understanding.