Pakistan urges Norway to take action against Holy Quran desecrator


DG ISPR salutes bravery of Ilyas
Staff reporter


Pakistan on Saturday urged Norway to bring those involved in desecration of the Holy Quran incident to justice and to prevent the recurrence of any such incident in the future.
The Ambassador of Norway was called to the Foreign office and was conveyed the deep concern of the government and people of Pakistan over the incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Norwegian city of Kristiansand.
Foreign Office said that Pakistan’s condemnation of this action was reiterated and it was underscored that such actions hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world, including those in Pakistan.
Furthermore, such actions could not be justified in the name of freedom of expression, Foreign Office said. The Ambassador of Pakistan in Oslo has also been instructed to convey Pakistan’s protest and deep concern to the Norwegian authorities.
Muslims across the world have been praising the Muslim man – now being called the ‘Defender of Quran’ – who attacked Lars Thorsen, the leader of the ‘Stop Islamisation of Norway’, for burning a copy of the Holy Quran during an anti-Islam rally in Norway.
Meanwhile, Director-General of ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor has saluted the bravery of Ilyas who jumped off the fence and saved the Holy Quran from burning in Norway.
Asif Ghafoor tweeted “Salute to brave Ilyas for displaying the courage to stop an absolutely deplorable action. Such Islamophobia based provocations only promote hatred & extremism.”

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