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Pakistan: 'Unacceptable for Muslims - Hundreds protest in Lahore to condemn Quran burning02:06

Pakistan: 'Unacceptable for Muslims - Hundreds protest in Lahore to condemn Quran burning

Pakistan, Lahore
January 24, 2023 at 20:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Lahore on Tuesday, to condemn the Quran burning in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm by ultra-nationalist and Danish politician Rasmus Paludan.

The protesters could be seen blocking a roadway where they listened to spiritual leaders, some carrying signs, condemning the burning of the Koran. One banner read for instance 'It is time for the world to stand up against rising Islamophobia'.

"We strongly condemn the act of desecrating the Quran by Danish politician Rasmus Paluda of party hard line," stated protester Asim Ahmad.

"A cursed man in Sweden desecrated the holy Quran," stated protester Habib Ullah. "This is unacceptable for Muslims," he added.

Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Stram Kurs (Hard Line) Party, under the protection of police and with permission from the government, burned a copy of the Quran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry responded immediately in a statement condemning the event. Protests have swept Arab and Muslim countries following the Quran burning.

Pakistan: 'Unacceptable for Muslims - Hundreds protest in Lahore to condemn Quran burning02:06
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Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Lahore on Tuesday, to condemn the Quran burning in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm by ultra-nationalist and Danish politician Rasmus Paludan.

The protesters could be seen blocking a roadway where they listened to spiritual leaders, some carrying signs, condemning the burning of the Koran. One banner read for instance 'It is time for the world to stand up against rising Islamophobia'.

"We strongly condemn the act of desecrating the Quran by Danish politician Rasmus Paluda of party hard line," stated protester Asim Ahmad.

"A cursed man in Sweden desecrated the holy Quran," stated protester Habib Ullah. "This is unacceptable for Muslims," he added.

Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Stram Kurs (Hard Line) Party, under the protection of police and with permission from the government, burned a copy of the Quran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry responded immediately in a statement condemning the event. Protests have swept Arab and Muslim countries following the Quran burning.