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Leader of Islamophobic group once again tears down Quran in Netherlands

September 24, 2023 at 11:47 am

Edwin Wagensveld, Dutch leader of PEGIDA tears the Holy Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands on September 23, 2023 [Abdullah Aşıran/Anadolu Agency]

The leader of PEGIDA, an Islamophobic group, once again tore down a copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, in front of the Turkish Embassy in the Netherlands on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency.

Tearing down more copies of the Quran outside the embassies of Pakistan, Indonesia, and Denmark in the Hague, Edwin Wagensveld also insulted Islam and Muslims.

During the incident which took place in front of the Turkish Embassy, he also stepped on the pages of the Quran.

Islamophobic figures and groups in Northern Europe in recent months have repeatedly carried out Quran burnings and similar attempts to desecrate the Muslim holy book, drawing outrage from Muslim countries and the world.

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