Turks respond to the burning of the Qur’an by distributing flowers

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A group of Turkish youths in the southern state of Mardin responded to an extremist’s burning of a copy of the Holy Qur’an in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, by distributing flowers to churches.

The youth presented flowers to church officials in the district of Artuklu in the state of Mardin to express their refusal to burn the Holy Quran.

Ibrahim Khalil Yateem, who documented the moments of distributing flowers with his camera, said: “We thought, as young Muslims, how would you respond to the incident that took place in Sweden? And we decided to comply with the commandment of our master Muhammad, so we visited churches.”

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And on Saturday, the leader of the Danish far-right “hard line” party, Rasmus Paludan, burned a copy of the Qur’an near the Turkish embassy in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, amid tight police protection, which prevented him from approaching him while he was committing the provocative act.