Pakistan strongly responds over attempt to burn holy Quran in Norway
*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan strongly condemned on Friday an attempt by an extreme right-wing group to burn the Holy Quran in a recent demonstration in Kristiansand, Norway.*
‘Stop the Islamisation of Norway’ is the name the group goes by. It held a protest against Islam on November 16 and attempted to burn a copy of the Quran.
“We respect all the religions and expects others to respect ours,” Mohammad Faisal Khan, the spokesperson for the Foreign Office, said in a statement.
In September 2019, a 22-year-old Norwegian man attempted to kill Muslim worshipers in a mosque in Oslo.
Just three worshipers were inside the Al-Noor mosque when the shooter opened fire. He was overpowered by an elderly man. No one was killed in the attack.
The anti-Islam protest sparked anger among Muslims across the world. According to a reporter, over 150,000 Muslims lives in Norway alone.
According to *Anadolu news agency link*, the Turkish government asked the Norwich government to “prevent such actions” and “bring those responsible to justice as soon as possible”.