“The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the repeated acts of burning a copy of the Holy Quran in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Denmark,” the ministry said.
The diplomats demand that European officials “reconsider what is called freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate, and develop a clear collective position to prevent these abuses in front of the embassy buildings of the Republic of Iraq on their land.” In addition, the Foreign Ministry recalled the Government’s call “to adopt international resolutions that classify these events as a crime.”
Let’s remember that on July 24 a group of people burned a copy of the Koran right in front of the Iraqi embassy in the Danish capital. The organizers of the scandalous action in Copenhagen were the radical right-wing group “Danish Patriots”, which desecrated the holy book of Muslims in the same place a few days ago.
Recall that the scandalous action with the burning of the holy book of Muslims in Sweden on June 28 during the celebration of Eid al-Adha shocked the world community. Baghdad demanded that the Swedish authorities extradite an immigrant who desecrated the Koran. In Iraq, they intended to try the criminal. Representatives from Syria, Turkey, Russia, Indonesia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and other states have strongly criticized the incident.
Later, on July 19, the Swedish authorities gave permission for a similar action in Stockholm, during which the arsonist intended to crack down not only on the Koran, but also on the national flag of Iraq. It is reported that the immigrant still did not burn the book, but kicked it repeatedly.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that the encouragement of such illegal actions can have unpredictable catastrophic consequences.