The burning of the Quran by a political party leader in Sweden is an extreme act that should not be done by a person of influence, said PAS vice-president Senator Datuk Idris Ahmad
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) also said that Islam should be respected by other religions.
“The act (burning the Quran) should not happen. Even as Muslims, we are not allowed to burn the holy books of other religions, what more to insult their religion.
”People from other faiths or religions should respect Islam, there should be no provocation as Muslims are sensitive over this,” he told a press conference after a state-level Multaqa Murabbi Ummah programme, at Kota Bharu, last night.
Malaysia strongly condemned the provocative action by Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Stram Kurs, for burning a copy of the Holy Quran in Linkoping, Sweden.
The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) in a statement last Sunday (April 17) said the action had gone beyond moral limits and norms of the right to freedom of speech and expression