Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday blasted “evil individuals” for burning a replica of the Holy Quran in entrance of the Iraqi embassy in Denmark — which adopted comparable incidents in Sweden.
“The most recent incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in entrance of an Iraqi Embassy in Denmark has left Muslims everywhere in the world deeply anguished,” PM Shehbaz stated in a tweet.
Excessive-right group Danske Patrioter in Copenhagen Monday posted a video during which a person is seen desecrating and burning the holy ebook and trampling an Iraqi flag.
The most recent video follows an identical occasion on Friday and others in latest weeks in Sweden’s capital of Stockholm.
PM Shehbaz stated Pakistanis are in deep ache and misery.
“The recurring sample of those abominable and Satanic incidents has a sinister design: to harm inter-faith relations, injury peace and concord and promote spiritual hatred and Islamophobia.”
The prime minister referred to as upon the governments and religion leaders, specifically, to place an finish to such abhorrent practices.
“Allow us to not permit a handful of misguided and evil individuals to harm the feelings of billions of individuals. Allow them to not dictate their nefarious agenda,” he stated.
Iraq, in entrance of whose embassy the Quran was burnt, “strongly condemns, once more, the repetition of the burning of a replica of the Holy Quran”.
Iraq’s overseas ministry stated such acts permit “the virus of extremism and hate” to pose “an actual risk to the peaceable coexistence of societies”.
Hundreds have protested throughout Muslim nations in opposition to the desecration of the Holy Quran, with violent protests going down in Iraq.
Danish International Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen stated he condemned the Koran burning.
“These provocative and shameful acts don’t characterize the views of the Danish authorities. Enchantment to all to deescalate – violence must not ever be the response,” Rasmussen stated in a tweet.