Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Activists circulated on social media a video clip of Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi intelligence, and his comment and response to a question by a reporter of the Saudi state news channel about burning a copy of the Qur’an in Sweden.
Prince Turki Al-Faisal said in the statement, which was reported by the official Saudi channel: “There is no might or power except with God.
Sweden’s foreign minister, Tobias Billström, described the anti-Islam provocations as “horrific” after a right-wing politician burned a copy of the Quran during a police-sanctioned protest outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday.-
“The anti-Islamic provocations are appalling…Sweden has far-reaching freedom of expression, but it does not mean that the Swedish government, or I, endorse the views that are expressed,” Billstrom said in a tweet on his official Twitter page, Saturday.-
The incident occurred during one of two demonstrations given the green light by Stockholm police to be held outside the Turkish embassy on Saturday. Videos from the incident show right-wing anti-immigration politician Rasmus Paludan addressing a photographer holding a copy of the Quran. After delivering his speech, Paludan then proceeded. To set the book on fire with a lighter.