Holy Quran burnings outside Turkey, Egypt embassies in Denmark infuriate Muslims

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A demonstrator holds a copy of the Holy Quran during a rally in Iraqs central shrine city of Kufa after a Friday prayer denouncing the holy books burning in Sweden on 21 July 2023. — AFP
A demonstrator holds a replica of the Holy Quran throughout a rally in Iraq’s central shrine metropolis of Kufa after a Friday prayer denouncing the holy guide’s burning in Sweden on 21 July 2023. — AFP

Extra copies of the Holy Quran have been desecrated Tuesday in entrance of the Egyptian and Turkish embassies in Copenhagen, following an illustration of burning the holy guide on the Iraqi embassy in Denmark on Monday, enraging Muslims worldwide.

Denmark and Sweden made an announcement that appears to excuse these chargeable for such heinous acts within the identify of “freedom of speech”. Though they expressed that they deplore the act, however claimed that they can not intervene as a result of it falls below the principles of  “defending freedom of speech”.

Final week, protesters in Baghdad set hearth to the Swedish embassy in response to an act that has angered billions of Muslims, as reported by Geo Information.

A gaggle generally known as “Danish Patriots” held a protest on Tuesday in Copenhagen who beforehand burned copies of the Holy Quran on Monday and the earlier week outdoors the Iraqi embassy. Comparable incidents have occurred in Sweden inside the final month.

Iraq’s overseas ministry Monday referred to as on authorities of EU nations to “shortly rethink so-called freedom of expression and the correct to show in gentle of the Quran burnings.”

Turkey Monday mentioned it strongly condemned what it referred to as a “despicable assault” on the Holy Quran and referred to as on Denmark to take vital measures to stop this “hate crime” towards Islam.

The Egyptian overseas ministry Tuesday summoned Sweden’s cost d’affaires to sentence the desecration of the copies of the Holy Quran.

“Folks profit from an prolonged freedom of speech once they show,” College of Copenhagen legislation Professor Trine Baumbach mentioned, explaining Danish legal guidelines.

“It doesn’t simply embody verbal expression. Folks can categorical themselves in varied methods, reminiscent of by means of the burning of things.”

The organiser of Monday’s demonstration in Copenhagen stomped on the Holy Quran and set it alight in a tin foil tray subsequent to the Iraqi flag on the bottom.

Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mentioned Saturday that individuals who desecrate the Holy Quran ought to face the “most extreme punishment”

Weeks earlier, Pope Francis additionally condemned the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden, in June saying that the vile act had “angered and disgusted” him.

“Any guide thought of holy ought to be revered to respect those that consider in it,” the pope mentioned in an interview with the United Arab Emirates newspaper Al Ittihad.

“Freedom of speech ought to by no means be used as a way to despise others and permitting that’s rejected and condemned.”