Al-Sadr calls on the countries of the world to enact a law criminalizing the burning of the Qur’an and making it a terrorist crime
Today, Thursday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called on the countries of the world to enact a law criminalizing the burning of the Qur’an and making it a terrorist crime, while he called on the Islamic peoples to stand in support of the Holy Qur’an.
Al-Sadr said, in a press conference, according to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “Burning the Qur’an and the Iraqi flag in the month of Muharram makes the issue more comprehensive for Islamic sects, calling on all sects to support religion and the Qur’an.”
Al-Sadr added, “I heard America’s condemnation of the burning of the Swedish embassy in Baghdad, and it was the first to condemn the burning of the Qur’an.”
He pointed out that “there is no attack on the security forces, and the security forces cannot defend an embassy that does not respect the feelings of Muslims.”
Al-Sadr continued: “I did not want to escalate the burning of the Qur’an and the Iraqi flag this time; because there was also my picture, so I did not want it to turn into a personal issue.”
Al-Sadr called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League to issue positions against this attack on the Qur’an, and called on Saudi Arabia and Iran to have stronger positions than their current positions.
He called on the international community to pass a law that condemns the infringement of the heavenly books and criminalizes the burning of the Qur’an and considers it a terrorist crime,” noting that “burning the Qur’an will be an obstacle to normalization with Israel by some Arab countries.”
He pointed out that “there is inactivity on the part of the Islamic peoples to support the Qur’an, and I call on them to support the Holy Qur’an,” pointing out that “the burning of the Qur’an was in Sweden, and this does not mean that the Swedish people are against the Qur’an and Iraq, and it does not mean that Christians are against Muslims, and I call on the Iraqi government to protect Christians in Iraq.”