The ongoing controversy over the Quran burning incident in the European country Sweden had not yet subsided when another incident of insult to the Quran has come to light in the Netherlands. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an organization of 57 Muslim countries, has given a strong reaction to this incident in the Netherlands.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a statement on Monday saying, “OIC strongly condemns the move to desecrate the sacred texts and symbols of Islam or other religions other than the Holy Quran under the guise of freedom of expression.” .
This is against the spirit of Articles 19 and 20 of the international covenants on civil and political rights. The OIC calls on the Dutch authorities to take necessary measures against such incendiary acts which amount to religious hatred. This is a violation of international law. It also calls on the Dutch authorities to take adequate steps to prevent such incidents.”
What did Saudi Arabia and Pakistan say?
Islamic country Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the incident of tearing the Quran, saying, “Saudi Arabia strongly condemns such reprehensible and repeated acts. Such acts are not justified under any circumstances.” “Such acts clearly promote hatred, hatred and racism. Such incidents also undermine the essential foundation of mutual respect.”
At the same time, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday saying, “Pakistan strongly condemns another incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in the European country Netherlands. Also, the European country (Netherlands) condemns such hateful and Islamophobic acts.” “Calls for immediate action against.”
The statement further said, “Deliberately provocative and Islamophobic acts have hurt the sentiments of Muslims around the world. Such acts cannot be condoned under the guise of freedom of expression and protest. Pakistan has earlier also “Explained their concerns to the authorities and urged them to take immediate action to stop such hateful and Islamophobic acts.”
Insult of Quran in front of embassy of OIC countries
This statement of the OIC has come at a time when the incident of Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) leader Edwin Wagensveld crushing a copy of the Quran with his feet and tearing it outside the embassy of the OIC member countries in The Hague has come to light. Has come. According to the report, Edwin has insulted the Quran outside the embassies of Turkey, Pakistan and Indonesia. Edwin Wagensveld tore pages of the Quran and threw them in front of the embassies of OIC member countries.
Wagensveld tore a copy of the Quran outside parliament during a similar protest in January and compared Islam’s holy book to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
OIC is an organization of 57 Muslim majority countries.
The full name of OIC is Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Its headquarters is in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia. It is an organization of 57 Muslim majority countries. OIC is considered to be dominated by Gulf country Saudi Arabia and its allies. Its objective is to protect Muslims while creating international peace and harmony.