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Wednesday, 08 February 2023 10:04 GMT

Burning it in the Netherlands, Arab condemnations for tearing up the Quran


(MENAFN- Hip Hop-24) Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine condemned, on Tuesday, the tearing up and burning of a copy of the Noble Qur’an in The Hague, Netherlands.
And on Monday, the leader of the extremist anti-Islam group Pegida in the Netherlands, Edwin Wagensfeld, burned the copy of the Holy Qur’an after it was torn and desecrated, in The Hague, the country’s administrative capital, about 3 months after he was arrested while he was also burning it.
On Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Dutch ambassador to Ankara, Joep Wijnands, to protest against the attack on the Holy Quran in The Hague, warning against such practices.
In a statement, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the kingdom's "condemnation and denunciation" of the incident, stressing that it was a "provocative step towards the feelings of millions of Muslims."
In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the incident, stressing "the need to respect religious symbols and sanctities and to refrain from incitement and polarization."
In turn, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed, in a statement condemning the incident, that what was done was "a blatant act that goes beyond the limits of freedom of expression and violates the sanctities of Muslims," stressing that European countries witnessing the rise of Islamophobia are responsible for preventing the recurrence of such incidents.
For its part, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the incident, in a statement condemning it as "extremist practices that fuel hatred and violence, threaten peaceful coexistence, and destabilize security and stability," calling for respect for religious symbols and an end to hatred.
In a statement condemning the incident, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that it was "a flagrant attack on the feelings of millions of Muslims," calling for international action to stop these practices and criminalize the perpetrators of these violations.
These countries had previously condemned the burning of the Qur’an in Sweden a few days ago.
And on Saturday, the far-right Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish "hard line" party, burned a copy of the Qur'an near the Turkish embassy in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, amid tight police protection that prevented anyone from approaching him while he was committing his act.

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