EU says burning Quran in Sweden ‘incompatible with our values’

Amman, The EU Monday said that burning a copy of the Quran by a Swedish-Danish far-right leader in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm is incompatible with the values of the EU.

“We are aware of the incident and the reaction of the Swedish authorities. Such actions are incompatible with the values on which the European Union was founded,” said Johannes Barke, spokesman for the European Commission for Human Rights, at a press conference in Brussels.

“We have said before that racism, xenophobia and hatred based on race, religion and colour have no place in the European Union, ” Barke added.

“The Swedish authorities need to look into this incident and take immediate action,” he added.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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