The anti-Muslim group Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Towards the Islamization of West) desecrated a replica of the Quran in entrance of the Turkish Embassy within the Netherlands.
Pegida chief within the nation, Edwin Wagensveld, ripped a replica of the Quran in entrance of the Turkish, Pakistani and Indonesian embassies within the Hague and insulted Islam and Muslims.
Wagensveld threw pages of the Quran on the bottom and requested the Quran he desecrated final month.
He thanked the Dutch police, who protected him throughout his provocation.
The Quran, which has since been repaired, was desecrated throughout a provocative act within the Hague on Aug. 18 and was given to Ambassador Selçuk Ünal.
It was handed over by Salih Arslan, head of the Mimar Sinan Mosque Affiliation, affiliated with the Turkish-Muslim group IGMG.
Unal instructed Anadolu Company (AA) that his group strongly condemns assaults on the Quran and hopes such actions won’t be repeated.
“After repairing the torn copy of the Quran … we won’t neglect this disrespectful act and preserve it in our embassy,” he mentioned.
He mentioned they’re involved with all related Dutch authorities to forestall such acts.
Assaults towards the Quran in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands
Rasmus Paludan, a Danish far-right politician and chief of the Stram Kurs (Laborious Line) Occasion, continued provocations by burning the Quran within the Swedish cities of Malmo, Norkopin, Jonkoping and Stockholm through the Easter holidays in 2022.
Paludan burned the Muslim holy e-book in entrance of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm on Jan. 21 and the Danish capital, Copenhagen, on Jan. 27.
Edwin Wagensveld, chief of the Islamophobic group Patriotic Europeans Towards the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) motion within the Netherlands, tore the Quran in a one-person demonstration in The Hague on Jan. 22, underneath police safety and once more on Feb. 13 within the metropolis of Utrecht.
Muslim teams gathered on the website the place an illustration in Rotterdam was deliberate and held a counter-demonstration. PEGIDA’s demonstration was not banned regardless of the announcement that the group’s members would burn the Quran.
Wagensveld, who was launched the identical day after being detained, needed to hold out the same motion within the Hague the next day, however police detained him as a result of he didn’t adjust to demonstration guidelines.
On Aug. 18, Wagensveld tore the Quran in entrance of the Turkish Embassy in The Hague.
In Stockholm, Salwan Momika set the Quran on hearth underneath police safety in entrance of the Stockholm Mosque on June 28, which coincided with the primary day of the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Adha.
Momika trampled the Qur’an and the Iraqi flag underneath police safety in entrance of the Iraqi Embassy in Stockholm on July 20 and the Swedish Parliament on July 31 and July 14.
Bahrami Marjan, who’s of Iranian origin, burned the Quran on Angbybadet seashore in Stockholm on Aug. 3 underneath the safety of police.