Khamenei slams Quran desecration as arrogant powers' attack on Islam
Iran's leader says the Holy Quran is shining more brightly every day.
Iran's leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei condemned on Wednesday the recent profanities committed by several European states against the Holy Quran.
"The insane desecration of the Quran, which is committed under the slogan of freedom of speech, shows the Arrogant Powers’ attacks are aimed at Islam itself and the Quran," Sayyed Khamenei said.
"The Quran is shining more brightly every day and the future belongs to Islam despite the Arrogant Powers’ plots," he added.
"All freedom-seekers of the world should stand by Muslims in confronting the wicked plot of insulting sanctities and spreading hate."
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Earlier last week, the authorities in Stockholm gave the green card to the leader of the far-right Danish political party Stram Kurs, right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan to burn a copy of the Holy Quran before the Turkish government in Stockholm, which prompted various countries to condemn this action, including Iran, Turkey, Kuwait, Indonesia, Jakarta, Jordan, and Morocco, in addition to Yemeni Ansar Allah and Lebanese Resistance Hezbollah.
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, the largest religious institution in Egypt, also condemned the burning of the Quran.
Anti-Islamic demonstrations inspired by the Danish-Swedish politician, Rasmus Paludan, which featured all sorts of violations of the Quran have only gained him fame.
He argued that the act of Quran burning - an act of hate targeted against a specific religion - is in support of "freedom of expression," which he argues is "missing here and there."
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