Iraqi Foreign Ministry condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Denmark

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday condemned the abuse of the Holy Quran and the flag of the Republic of Iraq in front of the Iraqi Embassy in Denmark.
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. (Photo: Iraqi Foreign Ministry)
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. (Photo: Iraqi Foreign Ministry)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran and the flag of the Republic of Iraq in front of the Iraqi Embassy in Denmark by a rightwing group.

The rightwing group called Danske Patrioter has also burned a Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in the past.

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry affirms its full commitment to following up the developments of these heinous incidents, and underlined that this act “cannot be placed in the context of the right to expression and freedom of demonstration.”

The Ministry called on the international community to stand urgently and responsibly towards these atrocities that “violate social peace and coexistence around the world.”

Early Saturday, followers of political leader Moqtada al-Sadr attempted to reach the Danish Embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad, but were prevented from entering by security forces, the Kurdistan 24 reporter in Baghdad relayed.

On July 20, Sadr supporters breached the Swedish Embassy compound and set it on fire after a Quran was desecrated in Sweden during a protest.

The United States strongly condemned this attack on the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad and blamed the Iraqi Security Forces for failing to act.

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