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Man Desecrates Holy Qur’an at Turkish House in New York City: Shocking Incident Sparks Outrage


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An Incident of Qur’an Desecration at Turkish House in New York City

An unidentified man recently committed an act of desecration against the Holy Qur’an in front of the Turkish House (Türkevi), which serves as the Turkish diplomatic mission in New York City. The incident occurred on Friday, when the man threw a copy of the Qur’an and kicked it outside the Turkish house.

Immediate Response and Intervention

As reported by Anatolia Agency, the desecration took place at 10:46 am local time (1446 GMT). The security personnel of the Turkish House promptly reacted to the situation. They left the building and intervened, removing the individual responsible for the act. The Turkish House houses the Consulate General of Turkey and the United Nations mission.

English Translation of the Qur’an

It is important to note that the desecrated Qur’an was an English translation.

Notification to Authorities

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Upon discovering the incident, officials from the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Diplomatic Security Unit (DSS) were informed and made aware of the situation.

Video Evidence and Global Context

A video clip circulating on social media captured the man throwing the book on the ground and stomping on it while shouting, “This is the Qur’an.” This act of desecration adds to the ongoing tension caused by the burning of the Qur’an in Sweden and Denmark. These burnings, carried out under the pretext of freedom of expression, have triggered angry protests in Islamic countries, leading to attacks on diplomatic missions.

Debate over Freedom of Expression

The burnings in Sweden and Denmark have drawn condemnation from both governments, which are considering enacting new laws to prevent such incidents. However, critics argue that these measures could undermine freedom of expression.

Significance of the Qur’an to Muslims

It is essential to understand that Muslims consider the Qur’an as the literal word of God. Consequently, any desecration of the Qur’an evokes strong reactions and protests in the Muslim world. Similarly, the desecration of the Bible would provoke similar responses from the Christian community.

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