A member of the anti-Islamic and racist “Danske Patrioter (Danish Patriots)” group burned the Koran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen.
The group then set fire to the Holy Quran in front of the Iraqi Embassy in Copenhagen.
The members of the group, who opened anti-Islamic banners and chanted slogans, broadcast these moments live on their social media accounts.
The group’s provocations were carried out under police protection.
Facebook had restricted some of the videos the group shared on social media.
Provocations against the Holy Quran in Sweden and Denmark
While attacks against the Qur’an have been intensifying recently in Sweden and Denmark, allowing these provocations is met with backlash.
An Islamophobic and ultra-nationalist group in Denmark had started to attack the Turkish flag and the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen as of April.
The members of the group, who opened anti-Islamic banners and shouted slogans insulting Islam, read the Qur’an in front of the Iraqi embassies on July 21, Iran and Iraq on July 24, and the Egyptian and Turkish Embassies on July 25 in Copenhagen. Kerim was burned.
The group set fire to the Holy Quran in front of a mosque in Copenhagen on July 28.
Simultaneously with the 18th Extraordinary Foreign Ministers meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which was held on 31 July to address the attacks on the Quran, attacks on the Quran were also carried out in Denmark and Sweden.
On August 1, the Holy Quran was set on fire in front of the Embassies of Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in Copenhagen, and in front of the Embassies of Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran on August 3.
The group burned the Koran in front of the Copenhagen Embassies of Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran on August 4, and of Turkey, Pakistan, Algeria, Indonesia and Iran on August 7.
While the group carried their provocations outside of Copenhagen, they encountered the reaction of some Muslims there.
The provocations started at the Copenhagen Embassies of Turkey, Algeria, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iran on 8 August, Turkey, Pakistan, Algeria, Indonesia and Iran on 9 August, and the Copenhagen Embassies of Pakistan, Algeria, Indonesia and Morocco on 11 August. had driven in front of him.
The group also burned the book, authored by Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen.
Iranian-born Danish artist Firoozeh Bazrafkan also attacked the Holy Quran in Copenhagen on 5 August.
Many countries, especially Turkey, reacted to the fact that these actions were carried out under police protection and by obtaining permission from the authorities.