News ID: 323353
Published: 0303 GMT August 08, 2022

Iran summons German envoy over desecration of Holy Qur'an in Hamburg

Iran summons German envoy over desecration of Holy Qur'an in Hamburg

International Desk

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the German chargé d’affaires, in the absence of the country’s ambassador, in Tehran to protest against the desecration of the Holy Qur’an and Islamic sanctities in Hamburg.

On Sunday, 10 people in the German port city desecrated the Holy Qur’an in front of the Islamic Center of Hamburg.

Addressing the German envoy, the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s West Europe Department condemned the sacrilegious act perpetrated on the ninth day of the mourning month of Muharram called Tasua, when Shia Muslims mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), third Shia Imam, describing it as a flagrant instance of hate speech, violence and extremism.

The diplomat stressed that Iran calls on the German government to behave responsibly and take decisive actions against the perpetrators of the blasphemous act.

On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani, in a statement, categorically condemned the desecration of the Holy Qur’an and Islamic sanctities in Germany, urging the country to put an end to such moves.

Kanaani slammed the “provocative” move and warned of its “dangerous” consequences and implications, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website, Press TV reported.

“This blasphemous act is a clear example of sedition and spreading hatred and is categorically condemned by all Muslims, monotheists …and those who believe in coexistence and interfaith dialogue.”

He noted that such acts are “another aspect of extremism and Takfiri violence” that require a “strong and deterrent response from governments that claim to be supporting human rights, freedom, and democracy.”

Kanaani urged Germany to take “an immediate and strong” action over the incident and called for holding the perpetrators to account in order to prevent the repetition of such acts.

He further said that those acts stress the importance of unity among Muslims and Islamic countries against conspiracies hatched by the enemies of Islam.

 

 

 

   
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