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Dutch Extremist Tears Pages Out Of Holy Quran


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Edwin Wagensveld, chairman of the Dutch branch of the extremist group Pegida, tore pages out of a copy of the holy Quran outside the temporary home of parliament at the Hague on Sunday, Dutch media reported Tuesday.
He was not arrested. Wagensveld had planned to burn the whole Quran, but agreed not to after police told him it was forbidden, Dutch news nl. reported.
Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has summoned the Dutch ambassador in Ankara to explain the destruction of a Koran by the anti-Islam Dutch extremist.
Cavusoglu, denounced the 'cowardly attack on our holy book' and said the incident demonstrated that 'Islamophobia, discrimination and xenophobia are boundless in Europe'.
His government called on the Netherlands to take action against Wagensveld to prevent similar incidents from occurring in future. The Dutch foreign ministry was not available for comment, Dutch News .nl added. (end)
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