A prominent supermarket in Qatar has taken a significant step in response to a troubling incident in Sweden involving the Holy Quran. They have decided to boycott all products from Sweden to demonstrate their disapproval of what transpired with the Quran in the country.
A news video captured the supermarket’s workers removing a popular Swedish chocolate brand from their shelves as part of their protest. The Muslim community worldwide has expressed deep concern and upset over the incidents of the Holy Quran being burned and treated disrespectfully during public demonstrations in Sweden.
The issue began when an Iraqi asylum seeker in Sweden burned a copy of the Holy Quran during a demonstration on June 28. Later, he made threats of doing the same on July 20, though he ultimately exhibited disrespect towards the Quran by kicking and stepping on it.
Due to these distressing events, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation decided to revoke Sweden’s special status, while the secretary-general of the GCC council urged Swedish authorities to take swift action.
In solidarity, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has strongly condemned the incidents in Sweden, including similar occurrences in Denmark. A high-ranking UAE diplomat emphasized that “hate cannot be considered freedom of expression,” making it clear that the UAE does not support using freedom of expression as an excuse for such disrespectful acts.