On February 20, 2020 Dombås Church in Norway was set on fire by a local man in his 20s. He was also arrested in connection with an attempt to burn down Sel Church in Norway on March 20, 2020. It was reported that this man set Dombås Church on fire and attempted to set Sel Church on fire as “revenge for burning Quran” in the local community.
We strongly condemn the violent act of this individual as his actions do not represent Islamic views. Islam prohibits any use of violence or damage to any house of worship. Prophet of Islam, Mohammad peace be upon him, has asked Muslims to be ambassadors of peace and be kind with people. Quran has ordered people to coexist peacefully in their societies and embrace diversity.
The burning of a holy book like the Quran is condemned, so is the burning of a church or any other house of worship.
At Freemuslim, we strongly condemn any act of violence, especially in the name of religion or violence as an act of revenge.