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Pakistan Summons Norway Ambassador Over Holy Quran Desecration

Pakistan has summoned the ambassador of Norway on Saturday to express its ‘deep concern’ over the desecration of the Holy Quran incident that took place in Kristiansand last week.

A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in this regard stated that the Foreign Office summoned the Norwegian ambassador to convey its “deep concern of the government and people of Pakistan”.

Pakistan has conveyed to the Norwegian authorities that the incident hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims across the world including those in Pakistan. The foreign office has stressed that such actions could not be justified in the name of freedom of expression.

“The Norwegian authorities were urged to bring those responsible to justice and to prevent the recurrence of any such incident in the future,” read the press release.

“The Ambassador of Pakistan in Oslo has also been instructed to convey Pakistan’s protest and deep concern to the Norwegian authorities.”

The incident took place on November 16  during an anti-Islam rally in Norway after a leader of the extreme right-wing, Lars Thorsen, tried to desecrate a copy of the holy book in Kristiansand.

Sentiments of millions of Muslims were hurt after the leader of the ‘Stop Islamisation of Norway (SIAN)’ rally, incident.

Social media in Pakistan Social has been in all praises for the bravery of a “Muslim Hero” who interrupted an anti-Islam rally in Norway from burning a copy of the Holy Quran. He is being called Ilyas on social media, but his exact identity could not yet be ascertained.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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