Kuwait prints 100,000 Qurans in Swedish in Response to the Quran burning incident

Kuwait has decided to print 100,000 copies of the Holy Quran translated into Swedish, a project to emphasize Islamic principles and values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among all human beings.

The Council of Ministers approved the initiative proposed by Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, local reports said, adding that Public Authority for Public Care will be tasked with the responsibility of printing and publishing the translated copies of the Quran.

Preparations were ongoing for the printing of the copies of the Quran and ”their distribution in Sweden,” the Chairman of the printing authority, Dr Fahad al Daihani, said.

The decision came as a response to the controversial Quran-burning incident that took place in Stockholm on the day coinciding with the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday last month.

The move comes in the wake of growing concerns over the desecration of copies of the Quran in some European countries with the latest incidents in Sweden and Germany.

The incidents have sparked international condemnation and outrage as well as diplomatic backlash.

Kuwait, along with several other Muslim-majority and Arab nations, denounced the Quran-burning incident in Sweden.

The UN Human Rights Council condemned recent attacks on the Muslim holy book, the Quran, despite Western countries’ votes against the resolution.

The draft resolution was presented by Pakistan on behalf of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The resolution, which calls for condemnation of attacks targeting the Quran and described them as “acts of religious hatred,” was put to vote by the 47-member council.

The resolution was adopted with 28 countries voting in favor, 12 countries voting against it, and 7 countries abstaining at the 53rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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