Publish date5 Aug 2023 - 15:24
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Bahraini protesters condemn Qur’an desecration in Europe

Protesters in Major Bahraini cities have taken to the streets after the Friday prayer to condemn the repeated desecration of holy Qur’an in Sweden and Denmark.
Bahraini protesters condemn Qur’an desecration in Europe
The demonstrators took to the streets in Bahrain’s major cities after Friday prayers to voice their support for the holy Muslim book and the Islamic sanctities.

Holding the Holy Qur’an high in their hands, the participants chanted slogans in support of Islam and in denunciation of the crime of insulting the world’s religions in the West.

The demonstrators also held the portraits of Bahrain's leading cleric and resistance leader Sheikh Isa Qassim, who censured the burning of copies of the sacred Muslim book as an “awful ancient absurdity.”

Under police protection on Thursday, the members of “Danske Patrioter” — a Danish far-right and anti-Islam extremist group — continued the widely-condemned act of Qur'an desecration for the fourth consecutive day in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen.

The ultranationalist group burned the holy Muslim book in front of the Turkish, Iraqi, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian, and Iranian embassies as it chanted slogans against Islam.

The extremist group also live-streamed the sacrilegious act on its Facebook account.

Earlier in the day, a 47-year-old Swedish woman desecrated the Holy Qur’an in Bromma, in the western part of Stockholm, under full protection of the Swedish police.

On Monday, two Sweden-based refugees set copies of the Holy Qur'an alight outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm after the police had granted the permit. One of the men has carried out the same actions twice before in the past 40 days, outside Stockholm’s main mosque and later outside Iraq’s embassy.

Over the past month, the holy Muslim book has been subject to acts of desecration by extremist elements multiple times in Sweden and Denmark, whose governments have justified such insults as "freedom of expression."

The sacrilegious acts have ignited the ire of the entire Muslim community across the globe. Several countries have summoned or expelled Swedish and Danish ambassadors.

The Nordic countries have deplored the desecration of the Qur’an but claimed that they cannot prevent it under constitutional laws protecting freedom of speech.
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