The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates condemned the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, in the strongest words possible on Saturday.
The ministry released a statement in which it stated that the act “offends the sacred symbols and sensibilities of more than a billion Muslims, especially during the holy month of Ramadan,” notwithstanding the fact that it was carried out in front of the diplomatic representative of another Muslim nation.
The same source went on to stress the need to prevent all manifestations of animosity toward religions and hurtful behavior toward their adherents, and urged the Danish authorities to firmly enforce the law in order to deal with these careless incendiary acts and prevent them from repeating under any circumstance.
Patrioterne Gar Live, a far-right organization with anti-Muslim sentiments, desecrated the Turkish flag and the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen on Friday.
The group’s Facebook page allowed for live streaming of this horrible deed. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident; in recent months, Islamophobic people and groups have burned multiple copies of the Quran throughout northern Europe and the Nordic nations.
Rasmus Paludan, a far-right extremist, racist, and ultranationalist politician, also set fire to the Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm and a mosque in Copenhagen in January.
At a protest in Enschede, the Netherlands, Edwin Wagensveld, the head of the anti-Islamic organisation PEGIDA, also tore apart and lit a Quran on fire.
Global indignation and condemnation over the desecration of the Quran have led to calls to stop approving Bigoted protests.
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