The Rt. Rev. Nadeem Kamran, Bishop of Lahore, along with other Bishops – Bishop Alexander John Malik and Bishop Irfan Jamil – has strongly condemned the despicable act of desecration of the Holy Quran by a rightwing extremist in Sweden. He said that this abhorrent act has hurt the sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world, including Pakistan.
According to Bishop Kamran, freedom of expression is one’s fundamental right, but it should not be used to hurt the religious emotions of anyone. He stressed that these kinds of heinous incidents create hatred between communities, which is against the scruples of Christianity and all religions. “These must be curbed and a stern action must be taken against the perpetrators,” he demanded.
The Bishop, sympathizing with the Muslim brethren of Pakistan and expressing solidarity with them, said that he and the Christian community of Pakistan is against this cowardly act and vehemently condemned it.