Kuwait has decided to print 100,000 copies of the Holy Quran translated into Swedish, a project to emphasise Islamic principles and values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among all human beings, the state news agency Kuna reported. The Kuwaiti government made the announcement following a directive by Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf al Ahmad al Sabah.
The oil-rich Arab emirate considered the response necessary after Swedish authorities granted a protest permit to an Iraqi-born refugee who proceeded to burn the Muslim holy book outside a mosque in Stockholm to mark the first day of Eid al-Adha, the largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam.
The move sparked a diplomatic fallout among the Islamic world, leading several Arab nations including Kuwait, Morocco, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Iran to either recall their ambassadors or refuse to send new diplomats to Sweden.
Source: TRT World
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