To fight Hate & Racism, Norway to distribute 10,000 copies of the Holy Quran

This initiative will be the collaboration between the Islam Literature Association and the Minhajul Quran mosque.

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  • After receiving a strong reaction from the Muslim community, Kallmyr held a meeting with the Islam Council of Norway.
  • “Norway has distanced itself from the anti-Islamic organizations and it does not provide any support to them”- Kallmyr
  • Safety of the Muslim community of Norway is as important as the safety of other Norwegian citizens, assured Joran Kallmyr.

Holy Quran

To fight against hate and racism, Muslim Associations of Norway has announced to distribute 10,000 copies of the Holy Quran. The Holy Book will be distributed with Norwegian translations.

According to the Norwegian Muslim Arts and Culture Association, this initiative will be the collaborative effort of the Islam Literature Association and the Minhajul Quran mosque.

The association has decided to take this step after an extreme right-wing group tried to burn a copy of the Holy Quran during a protest in Kristiansand.

Turkey, Pakistan, Iran reacted strongly to the November 16 incident, issuing their formal condemnations.

“We want to respond to negative actions by spreading love and knowledge as taught by the Holy Quran,” said the Muslim Association. Moreover, the association also indicated that the copies will be delivered through the internet.

Before & After:

Before the incident happened, the Norwegian Immigration Minister Joran Kallmyr strongly believed that the burning of the Holy Quran falls in the domain of freedom of speech. Furthermore, he ordered the concerned authorities to not ban the burning of the Holy Book.

However, after receiving a strong reaction from the Muslim community, Kallmyr held a meeting with the Islam Council of Norway.

During the meeting, Minister Kallmyr said, “Norway has distanced itself from the anti-Islamic organization and said it does not provide any support to them”.

”Safety of the Muslim community of Norway is as important as the safety of Norwegian citizens”, he added.


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