Norway Holy Quran desecration: Mufti Taqi Usmani strongly condemns incident

Noted Pakistani Islamic scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani has strongly condemned the Norway episode and the Western authorities for not taking measures to discourage acts that were hurting sentiments of Muslims.

Muslims around the world were shocked to see desecration of Holy Quran from the Norwegian town of Kristians following a video of this action moved viral online.

At a remark on social networking, Mufti Taqi hailed the guy who tried to block the individual from burning off the backup of Holy Quran. He urged of the authorities also make efforts for his discharge and to raise the matter.

From the movie, the’Muslim hero’ may be seen jumping to the barricaded circle to conserve the sacred book from being desecrated. And police obtained Lars Thorsen and others the rally turned violent.

The guy who ceased Thorsen has been called as Ilyas around the world wide web, but his precise identity is yet to be ascertained.

‘Deep concern’

Pakistan and Turkey condemned the incident and called for respect of all of the religions.

On Saturday, Islamabad summoned the ambassador of Norway to state its’profound concern’ over the episode.

“Pakistan’s condemnation of the activity was revealed to the ambassador also it was underscored that such activities hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims across the world, such as those in Pakistan. Moreover, such activities couldn’t be justified in the name of freedom of expression,” read a press release in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Global outrage

Netizens took to societal media to commend Ilyas and raise alarm over the rise of Islamophobia in Europe and across the world. #ilyas_Hero_of_Muslim_Ummah #TheGloriousQuran #Defender_of_Quran and Muslims began trending on Twitter in Pakistan.


Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor saluted the bravery of Childhood Ilyas for Rescuing the Holy Quran from being desecrated at Norway.

DG ISPR, through his private account saluted the bravery of Ilyas for leaping through the weapon and rescue the Holy Quran from burning.

“Salute to courageous Ilyas for showing courage to prevent a totally deplorable action. Such Islamophobia provocations market extremism & hatred. All religions needs to remain commendable and have been. Islamophobia is danger to international peace and stability,” he tweeted.

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