Denmark Apologizes for Quran Burnings, Says Algeria

By Agencies August 15, 2023 6189

Denmark's Foreign Minister Expresses Regret
In a recent phone call with Algerian counterpart Ahmed Attaf, Denmark's Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen apologized for the Quran burnings that took place in Copenhagen. The burnings, carried out by far-right extremists in front of diplomatic missions of Muslim nations, including Algiers, have caused great distress.

Apologies and Unacceptability
Rasmussen conveyed his apologies to Attaf, emphasizing that the burnings were completely unacceptable and went against Denmark's tradition of tolerance. The Algerian Foreign Ministry confirmed the apology and regret expressed by Rasmussen.

Steps Towards Resolution
Rasmussen informed Attaf that the Danish government is currently working on a draft law to put an end to Quran burnings. This law will be presented to lawmakers for consideration. The aim is to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

Joint Ministerial Meeting
During their conversation, Attaf and Rasmussen also discussed the preparations for an upcoming joint ministerial meeting between African and Northern European countries. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Algeria from October 16th to 18th.

Outrage over Quran Burnings
There has been a rise in acts of Quran burning, desecration, or attempts to do so by Islamophobic individuals or groups, particularly in northern European and Nordic countries. These actions have sparked outrage among Muslim countries and the international community.