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Bangladesh strongly condemns burning Holy Quran in Copenhagen

Published : 29 Jan 2023 12:19 AM | Updated : 29 Jan 2023 05:04 PM

Bangladesh has strongly condemned the act of burning the Holy Quran by a far-right activist in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark on Friday. 

"Bangladesh yet again expresses grave concern over such heinous act of insulting the sacred values and religious symbols of the Muslims all over the world", a foreign ministry press release said Saturday.

Dhaka urged all concerned to refrain from such unwarranted provocations and Islamophobia for the sake of harmony and peaceful coexistence, the release said.

Earlier, Bangladesh strongly condemned similar acts of Quran desecration by far-right activists in the Netherlands and Sweden.

Rasmus, the leader of the Danish far-right Stram Kurs (Hard Line), carried out the "Islamophobic" act in Stockholm a few days earlier while being protected by police and with government approval.

While another far-right Dutch politician and leader of the Islamophobic group Pegida, Edwin Wagensveld, committed another such act last Monday in The Hague by shredding pages from a copy of the Quran and then burning them.

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