Sweden’s Foreign Minister Reviled as an Enemy of the Prophet

As predicted, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström’s criticism of “medieval” conditions in Saudi Arabia has caused great parts of the Muslim world to rise up in anger against her and Sweden, the country she represents.

“Almost the entire Muslim world joins in the criticism of Wallström,” wrote the Swedish national daily Dagens Nyheter on March 19, adding that around thirty Muslim countries have distanced themselves from Wallström’s comments. The Arab League has denounced her for criticizing the lack of human rights in Saudi Arabia, and on Saturday the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which represents 57 Arab and Muslim states, as well as the Palestinians, accused her of having “degraded Saudi Arabia and its social norms, judicial system and political institutions”.

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