The case of burning a copy of the Quran in Sweden is still not resolved, and the incident of tearing the Quran has been staged in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, a man tore pages of the Koran and threw them on the ground in front of the Dutch parliament, in front of police. After this, the man was seen stomping on the pages lying on the ground. Saudi Arabia, a Muslim country, has expressed strong opposition to this incident in the Netherlands.
The Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned and condemned the tearing up of a copy of the Quran in the Netherlands by the head of a far-right anti-Islamic group in Germany.
The person who tore up the copy of the Quran was reportedly named Edwin Wagensveld, who heads the Dutch chapter of the far-right German organization Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization (Pegita). PEGIDA is an anti-Islamic far-right political movement in Europe.
A video of Edwin ripping the Koran is going viral on social media, in which he walks in front of the Dutch Parliament and starts tearing pages of the Koran in front of the cameras. Standing on the Qur’an, you can see him tearing the second book of the Qur’an.
Regarding this, the Saudi Arabian ministry said, ‘Such an abominable act arouses the sentiments of millions of Muslims around the world. We insist on spreading the values of dialogue, tolerance and coexistence and rejecting hate-extremism.
The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also issued a statement condemning it on Tuesday. The ministry said, ‘The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) rejects such violations. The ministry stressed the need to respect religious symbols and avoid polarization at a time when the world needs to work together to spread the values of tolerance and coexistence and reject hatred and extremism.
The Muslim countries of Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have also condemned the incident. Turkey also protested the incident and summoned the Netherlands ambassador to express its displeasure.
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