Saturday, January 28, 2023
Kabul – (DPA):
Thousands of people took to the streets on Friday, in many Afghan provinces, to express their anger over the incident of burning a copy of the Holy Quran, which took place in Sweden last week, according to the Afghan news agency Khaama Press today, Saturday.
On January 21, a far-right anti-immigration politician burned a copy of the Quran during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.
I have witnessed the protests in Nankarhar, Kunar, Lajman, Badakhshan, Balkh, Kandahar, Zabul, Jor, Herat, Banshir and Kabul.
In Badakhshan, demonstrators chanted “Death to Sweden, the United States and the United Nations.”
“The perpetrators must be handed over to the Islamic world… no matter where they are,” said Abdul Qadeer, head of the Taliban’s counter-terrorism office in Ghor province.
Earlier in the week, the acting Afghan foreign minister, Amir Khan Mottaki, called on the Swedish government to punish the perpetrators and to avoid similar incidents in the future.
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