TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The perpetrator of Quran desecration in Sweden is a Mossad agent who has offended two billion Muslims across the world, the secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said.
During a televised speech on Tuesday in a ceremony held in the city of Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) — the third Shiite Imam and the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Seyed Hassan Nasrallah condemned the continued desecration of religious symbols and Islamic sanctities in Sweden and took Muslim countries to task for their “weak” support for the Holy Quran.
“There is a Mossad spy who is desecrating Islamic sanctities under the protection of the Swedish police, in a manner that constitutes an insulting and offensive challenge to the two billion Muslims in the world,” the Hezbollah leader said.
Stressing that there was no longer any point for Muslim youth to wait for governments and organizations to take action, Nasrallah said, “They must assume their responsibilities and punish more severely those who abuse the Quran.”
The Hezbollah chief also said the Swedish government “hypocritically” allows and denounces Quran desecration at the same time.
On Monday, two Iraqi men, named Salwan Momika and Salwan Najem, set copies of the Holy Quran alight outside the Swedish parliament in the capital Stockholm after the police had granted the permit.
Momika has carried out the same actions twice before in the past 40 days, outside Stockholm’s main mosque and later outside Iraq’s embassy.
Sweden has already seen its diplomatic relations with several Muslim nations strained over previous protests involving the Quran desecrations.
In Denmark too, anti-Muslim protesters burned the Quran outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Copenhagen on Monday.
The sacrilegious acts have ignited the ire of the entire Muslim community across the globe. Several countries have summoned or expelled Swedish and Danish ambassadors.
The Nordic countries have deplored the desecration of the Quran but claimed that they cannot prevent it under constitutional laws protecting freedom of speech.