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Indonesia Sends a Diplomatic Note of Protest over the Tearing of Quran outside embassy


Jakarta, IO – Indonesian envoy Mayerfas said Indonesia strongly condemned and did not accept this act of sacrilege, per CNNIndonesia, Tuesday (26/9).

“We have sent a protest letter to the Dutch government condemning the action,” said Mayerfas.

He said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi have also conveyed Indonesia’s concern and protest to the Dutch Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York.

Additionally, he said that the ambassadors from members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Netherlands would also take a stand in response to this blasphemous act.

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The anti-Islam group Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (Pegida), led by Edwin Wagensveld, tore up copies of Quran on Saturday (23/9) in front of the embassies of a number of Muslim-majority countries including Indonesia, Turkey and Pakistan in the Hague. (un)


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