DG ISPR Salutes Norwegian Man Who Stopped Desecration Of Quran
Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor has praised the courage of Norwegian Muslim man Ilyas, who hit a person in a bid to stop him from desecrating the Holy Quran by burning. In a tweet, the DG ISPR said, “Such Islamophobia based provocations only promote hatred and extremism.”
Salute to brave #Ilyas for displaying courage to stop an absolutely deplorable action. Such Islamophobia based provocations only promote hatred & extremism. All religions are and must stay respectable. Islamophbia is threat to global peace and harmony.#TheGloriousQuran#Norway pic.twitter.com/CRahq5mazf
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) November 22, 2019
A demonstration had been held by a group called Stop Islamisation of Norway (SIAN), and one of its members had tried to burn the Holy Quran.
Videos doing the rounds on social media showed Thorsen holding a burning copy of the Holy Quran, while a person jumped over a fence and charged at him. The person who attacked Thorsen fell to the ground while police rushed to break up the fight. In some social media posts, he has been identified as Ilyas. However, further details about her identity remain unknown.
A Racist organization in Norway tried to burn the Holy Quran in the public while others were watching.
This young Muslim jumped from the fence Stopped him and dragged him down to the floor.
Salute. It take a lot of courage to take action when others just watch. Video @RT_com pic.twitter.com/Ctg73nY2hQ
— Malik Mehran (@mehran5cr7) November 22, 2019
Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) had also condemned the incident , saying that Pakistan’s policy of respect of religions was to ‘live and let live’.