Pastor Yohana Buru , General Overseer of Christ Evangelical
From M.I, Kaduna
Northern Nigerian Christian Pastors strongly condemn the recent incident of burning the Holy Qur’an in Sweden. The act took place on the first day of Eid al-Adha, a significant festival in the Muslim calendar, and has sparked anger across the Muslim world.
Reverend Dr. James Nobel, co-director of the Interfaith Mediation Center, and Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry in Kaduna, expressed their disappointment in the Swedish government for authorizing such an act for the second time.
Both pastors emphasized that Islam promotes peace, love, and unity among all people, and they are prepared to defend the Holy Qur’an at any time and any place.
They condemned the incident strongly, recognizing its detrimental impact on global peace and stability. They called on world leaders, particularly the European Union, to urgently address this issue and hold the perpetrators accountable.
In a plea for forgiveness and calmness, the Christian leaders extended their apologies to the entire Arab world and the Muslim community worldwide.
They urged Muslims to remain calm in the face of provocation. They emphasized that they cannot remain silent as ambassadors of peace and called for an end to such actions that hinder world peace.
The incident involved two individuals burning a Qur’an outside Stockholm’s central mosque, with permission granted by a Swedish court. The act was met with around 200 spectators and counter protesters. One individual was detained after attempting to throw a rock.
The Christian Pastors emphasized the need for swift action to prevent the recurrence of such actions, as they undermine peace and stability worldwide.