The rage of the Islamic Ummah forced the Danish government to condemn the Holy Quran desecration in Copenhagen, describing it as a provocation that would espouse sedition between religious and cultural groups.

Iran PressEurope: "The Danish government condemns the burning of the Quran. Burning of holy texts and other religious symbols is a shameful act that disrespects the religion of others. It is a provocative act that hurts many people and creates a division between different religions and cultures," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry emphasized the importance of religious diversity and tolerance in Denmark citing the sizeable number of Muslim citizens in Denmark. 

"They [Danish Muslims] are a valued part of the Danish population. Denmark underlines that freedom of expression and freedom of assembly must be respected. Denmark supports the right to protest but emphasizes it must remain peaceful," the ministry added.

A large number of protesters attempted to storm Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses foreign embassies and the seat of Iraq’s government, early Saturday following reports that an ultranationalist group burned a copy of the Quran in front of the Iraqi Embassy in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

The people in Tehran gathered outside of Sweden's Embassy on Friday to show their protest to the Swedish government's desecration of the Holy Quran.

In the same context, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran, describing it as an act of provocation.


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