Danish Foreign Minister Rasmussen apologizes for Holy Quran attacks

2023-08-15 14:13:14 | Last Update : 2023-08-15 14:23:11

Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen apologized for the attacks on the Holy Quran in front of the embassies of some Islamic countries, including Algeria, in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and expressed his regret.

Danish Foreign Minister Rasmussen apologizes for Holy Quran attacks

Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen apologized to his Algerian counterpart Ahmed Attaf for the attacks on the Quran outside the embassies of several Islamic countries, including Algeria, in the Danish capital Copenhagen, Algerian Foreign Affairs announced.

According to a written statement by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish Foreign Minister Rasmussen held a telephone conversation with his Algerian counterpart Ahmed Attaf.

During the meeting, the Danish Minister expressed his regret and apologized for the wave of criminal acts of burning the Quran in front of the embassies of some Islamic countries, including the Algerian Embassy in Copenhagen.

Emphasizing that these acts are unacceptable, Minister Rasmussen stated that these attacks are completely against the Danish society's perception of tolerance.

Rasmussen also informed Attaf that his government is putting the finishing touches on a draft law aimed at putting an end to these abhorrent practices, adding that he will present it to parliament.

Provocations against Quran in Sweden, Denmark

In Sweden and Denmark, attacks on the Quran have recently intensified, and the fact that these provocations are allowed is met with reaction.

In April, an Islamophobic and ultra-nationalist group in Denmark began organizing attacks against the Turkish flag and the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen.

On August 1 in front of the Embassies of Türkiye, Iraq, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia in Copenhagen, and on August 3 in front of the Embassies of Türkiye, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, the Quran was set on fire.

The group burned Qurans in front of the embassies of Türkiye, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Iran on August 4 and in front of the embassies of Türkiye, Pakistan, Algeria, Indonesia, and Iran on August 7.

They also took their provocations outside Copenhagen, where they were met with a backlash from some Muslims.

The provocations continued in front of the Embassies of Türjşye Algeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Iran in Copenhagen on August 8.

The group also burned a book by Danish Foreign Minister Rasmussen.

Firoozeh Bazrafkan, a Danish artist of Iranian origin, also attacked the Quran in Copenhagen on August 5.

Many countries, especially Türkiye, reacted to the fact that these protests were carried out under police protection and with the permission of the competent authorities.

Source: TRT

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