Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns the tearing up of copies of the Holy Qur’an in The Hague

Jeddah (UNA) - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned in the strongest terms the provocative act of desecrating a copy of the Holy Quran, in front of the embassies of some member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in The Hague, Netherlands.

The General Secretariat reaffirmed the organization’s position as stated in the resolution adopted by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at its eighteenth special session held on July 31, 2023, dedicated to the incidents of repeated desecration of copies of the Holy Qur’an.

In its decision, the Council condemned all attempts aimed at undermining the sanctity of the Holy Qur’an and other holy books and the values ​​and symbols of Islam and other religions under the guise of freedom of expression, which contradicts the spirit of Articles (19) and (20) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The General Secretariat called on the Dutch authorities to take the necessary measures against these provocative acts, which constitute acts of religious hatred, in violation of international law, and to work to prevent their recurrence.

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