Jakarta, IO – Pegida, an anti-Muslim group in the Netherlands tore copy of the Quran in a number of diplomatic buildings in several countries, including the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Deen Haag, Saturday (32/9).
The group led by Edwin Wagensveld also carried out the action at the Pakistan and Turkish Embassies in an insult of Islam and Muslims, per detikcom, Monday (25/9).
Pegida stands for Patriotic Europe Against the Islamization of the West. Last month, Wagensveld also threw several pages of the Koran to the ground in another provocative act.
Wagensveld has repeatedly ‘desecrated’ the Koran in various different locations. On January 22, he held a solo demonstration in The Hague. He also carried out a similar act in the city of Utrecht on February 13.
During a protest at the Turkish Embassy August 18, he tore a copy of the Quran and gave it to the Turkish envoy Selcuk Unal.
Unal strongly condemmed the act and has lodged a report to the Dutch authorities. (un)