Quran Desecration: Footprints on the Quran, torn pages and later copies of the holy book were burnt, Muslim countries around the world are angry with the Dutch leader…

Edwin Wagensfeld, the leader of Pegida, an extremist anti-Islam group in the Netherlands, tore up a copy of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and later burned it in The Hague. Earlier, the incident of burning a copy of Quran had also come to light in Sweden. This incident has spread anger in Muslim countries. Countries ...
 

Edwin Wagensfeld, the leader of Pegida, an extremist anti-Islam group in the Netherlands, tore up a copy of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and later burned it in The Hague. Earlier, the incident of burning a copy of Quran had also come to light in Sweden. This incident has spread anger in Muslim countries. Countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, UAE have condemned the incident. On Monday, Edwin Wagensveld shared a video on Twitter of him tearing up a Quran in front of the parliament building in The Hague.

Video from Wagensveld shows Dutch police standing behind Wagensveld during the incident. In front of the police, he first stepped on the Quran, tore its pages and set them on fire. Wagensveld tweeted, “Those who know and follow us know that we never give up. We cannot allow threats of violence and death to sway us. He said that today is the third time after being arrested and detained twice earlier.

This incident has caused outrage in Muslim countries around the world. Turkey summoned Dutch Ambassador Joop Wijnands to Ankara on Tuesday. “We condemn in the strongest terms the targeting of our holy book by an anti-Islamist in The Hague on 22 January,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Muslim countries around the world are angry

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have also strongly condemned the burning of the Quran. The Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the tearing of a copy of the Quran in the Netherlands was “a provocative act against the sentiments of millions of Muslims around the world.” Pakistan also condemned the act on Wednesday. In a statement issued by Pakistan, it has been said that the sentiments of the community of one and a half billion Muslims around the world have been hurt.

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