Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summons Swedish Ambassador After Quran Burning Activist in Stockholm
MOSCOW, January 24 – RIA Novosti. Spokesperson Teuku Faizasya said the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Swedish ambassador on Tuesday in connection with the burning of the Qur’an by an far-right activist in Stockholm over the weekend.
The Nordic News portal reported on January 16 that Rasmus Paludan, leader of the far-right Hard Deal party in Denmark, received permission to hold a Quran burning rally in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Paludan held an action last Saturday. In response, Ankara said it would not support the Scandinavian country’s bid for NATO membership.
According to Indonesian news agency ANTARA, Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia Marina Berg was summoned because Jakarta filed a formal complaint against Paludan’s anti-Islamic action.
Speaking to ANTARA, Foreign Ministry spokesman Faizasya said, “Yes, we will meet with him this week,” without giving a definite date for the meeting.
Edwin Wagensveld, the leader of the far-right Pegida movement, held a demonstration in The Hague on Monday, tearing and burning several pages of the Qur’an. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey summoned the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ankara regarding the action.
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