Desecration of Quran, Religious Sanctities Worst Type of Insult to Humanity: Iran’s President
- January, 26, 2023 - 15:28
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi slammed the recent desecration of the Holy Quran and disrespect for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in some European countries as an insult to all Abrahamic religions and humanity.
Addressing a conference in Tehran on Thursday, Raeisi slammed the desecration of the Holy Quran in European countries that claim to be the flag-bearers of freedom and human rights.
"This heinous act and similar cases that are carried out in the name of freedom of expression are actually considered the worst type of insult to humanity," he said, Press TV reported.
He added that no one in the world accepts such insulting acts "as they oppose the freedom of expression and block freedom of expression in human societies."
A notorious Swedish-Danish extremist, Rasmus Paludan, received permission from Sweden’s government to burn the Muslim holy book in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm on Saturday.
Paludan was being protected by the Swedish police while committing the sacrilege, which has opened the floodgates of protests in the Muslim world.
The Iranian president emphasized that insulting the Holy Quran and divine religions is a disgusting hateful and rejected act.
He said the Europeans, who claim to advocate human rights, must feel responsibility to give response to the public opinion and Muslims around the world about their sacrilegious moves.
In a post on his Twitter account on Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei strongly condemned the desecration of the Holy Qur’an "under the slogan of freedom of speech."
"The insane desecration of the Quran, which is committed under the slogan of freedom of speech, shows the Arrogant Power’s attacks are aimed at Islam itself & the Quran," read the Leader’s message.