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  • Updated: January 27, 2023

Malaysia Condemns Desecration Of Quran In Holland

Malaysia Condemns Desecration Of Quran In Holland

Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the desecration of the Quran by a far-right activist in the Netherlands.

Friday’s statement from the ministry was aimed at a Dutch far-right leader, Edwin Wagensveld, who tore pages from a Quran and stomped on them near parliament in The Hague on Sunday.

The ministry said; “Malaysia is appalled that such an Islamophobic act has been repeated within the last few days despite global condemnation.

“Malaysia reiterates that bigotry, racism and any form of desecration of the Holy Scriptures, regardless of religion is unacceptable and should be condemned.”

The ministry also called on the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the UN’s Human Rights Council to address the issue of protection of religious scriptures around the world.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim had also weighed in on the matter, describing it as an act of hate crime and a “grave provocation to Muslims worldwide”.

Local media in Malaysia also reported that groups of protesters had gathered on Friday at offices housing the embassies of Sweden and the Netherlands to protest the desecration of the Quran.

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