Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana’ani strongly condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and Denmark, and underlined that the Zionist regime’s fingerprints can be traced in the sacrilegious move.
Kana’ani wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that “the Zionist regime’s behind-the-scenes hands are visible in the sedition [that featured] affront against the Noble Quran”.
“Of course, this fact does not reduce the responsibility of the governments that facilitated these acts of profanity, and they (these governments) have to be accountable and act responsibly,” the spokesperson added, referring to the Swedish and Danish governments.
On Thursday, Salwan Momika, an Iraqi refugee, desecrated the Muslim holy book outside the Baghdad embassy in Stockholm amid strict protection provided by the Swedish police. The immigrant also burned pages of a copy of the Holy Quran in front of Stockholm’s largest mosque in late June during Eid al-Adha.
On Friday, an anti-Muslim group insulted the holy book of Islam in Denmark. Also on Tuesday, the small far-right group set fire to copies of the Quran in front of the Egyptian and Turkish Embassies in the Danish capital.
Since last year, the frequency of insults against Islam and its holy book has been on the rise in Europe. Several European countries have been playing host to such despicable acts on their soils over the past months, drawing far-and-wide condemnation from the world’s Muslim countries.
Tehran describes the sacrilegious move as a blatant insult to Islam and Muslims across the world, and cautions that some European countries are allowing extremist groups to spread hatred against Islamic values and sanctities.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Ummah Ayatollah Seyed Imam Ali Khamenei stressed that the sacrilegious act show that the arrogant powers’ attacks are aimed at Islam itself.