Tehran (IP) - A group of Iranian university students held a gathering in front of Sweden's Embassy in Tehran to protest the desecration of the Quran in the Western country.

Iran PressIran news: On Friday, a group of Swedish right-wing extremists set fire to the Quran, the holy book of more than two billion Muslims in the world, under the pretext of the freedom of speech. 

The Iranian students called on the Swedish authorities to punish the elements involved in the blasphemous action. They were carrying placards and chanting such slogans as "Our Redline, Prophet, Quran", "Muslim's Silence Betrayal of Quran," and "Muslim Students Supporter of Religion, Quran."

They issued a statement on the condemnation of the desecration, noting that such blasphemies were being led by the Israeli lobbyism and support to desecrate Islamic sanctities and made the Muslims' lives harder in the western countries.   

The statement said the Swedish groups challenged the respect for beliefs as an example of respecting others' rights, an issue cited in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

The Iranian students noted that Quran was eternal and Islam was flourishing every day. 


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