Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman has strongly denounced a new act of desecration of Islam’s holy book, Quran, in the Netherlands.

Iran PressIran news: Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Nasser Kana’ani, in a statement issued on Wednesday, called on the Dutch government to take the responsibility for preventing insults to the religious sanctities of more than two billion Muslims across the world, and the repetition of such hateful measures that are taken under the name of free speech.

On Saturday, the leader of the anti-Islam PEGIDA group tore down copies of the holy Quran outside the embassies of Türkiye, Indonesia and Pakistan in The Hague.

It was the latest in a series of acts of desecration against Muslims’ holy book in Europe in recent months.

In this regard, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday, condemning “in the strongest terms the latest senseless and deeply offensive act of desecration of the Holy Quran.”

“It is a deliberately provocative and Islamophobic act that has hurt the sentiments of Muslims around the world. Such acts cannot be condoned under the guise of freedom of expression, opinion and protest”, said the statement released on the website of Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry.  

Turkiye also denounced the provocative desecration of Quran, while Jordan reiterated its full rejection of such irresponsible acts that provoke the feelings of two billion Muslims around the world, fuel hatred and threaten peaceful coexistence.