Indonesian Muslims protest the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden
Hundreds of Indonesian Muslims marched to the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta, the country's capital, to condemn the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
Protesters filled a large street in the center of the capital, setting fire to the portraits of Edwin Wagensveld, leader of the racist “Patriot Europeans Against the Islamization of the West” (PEGIDA) movement, and Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish far-right Tight Direction Party, and flags of Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.
The demonstrators in Jakarta chanted “Swedish Embassy Get Out!” chanted the slogan.
One of the organizers of the demonstration, Marwan Batubara, called on Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark to “punish those who disrespect the Quran and apologize to the Muslims”.
“This incident hurt us very deeply and we demand that Sweden put Paludan on trial so that something like this doesn’t happen again,” Batubara said. used the phrase.
Authorities have deployed more than 200 law enforcement officers around the building, which is surrounded by barbed wire, as well as blocking the roads leading to the embassy.
In the statement made by the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta, it was reported that the anti-Muslim action carried out by an extreme rightist was strongly rejected by the Swedish government and that the action in no way reflects the government’s views.
Burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden and Denmark
Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right Strict Direction Party, burned the Quran in front of the Stockholm Embassy in Sweden on January 21 in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and no one was allowed to approach Paludan during the protest held under the protection of the crowded police.
Paludan burned the Quran in front of the mosque and in front of the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen on 27 January in Denmark.
Edwin Wagensveld, the leader of the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) movement in the Netherlands, tore the Qur’an in a solitary action in The Hague.
Attacks on the Qur’an are protested in Turkey and many countries in Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark.
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