Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has categorically condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran and Islamic sanctities in Germany, urging the country to put an end to such moves.
According to reports, ten people desecrated the Holy Quran in front of the Islamic Centre of Hamburg on Sunday.
German police forces, who were present in the place, did not take any action to prevent the blasphemous act, which is prohibited under Germany’s law, nor reacted to those who committed it, Iranian news network al-Alam reported.
In a statement following the incident, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani slammed the “provocative” move and warned of its “dangerous” consequences and implications.
“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 said.
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.”
Kan’ani 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.
The desecration of the Islamic sanctities took place on the ninth day of the mourning month of Muharram, which is called Tasua.
The mourning rituals reach their climax on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia imam and grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the battle of Karbala over 1,300 years ago.