In a statement issued on Tuesday, Hezbollah said, “The action of the foreign troops is a new crime that reveals US-Zionist desecration of Islamic sanctities and ridicules the feelings of more than one billion Muslims. This blatant act that US-led forces committed against the Muslim holy book comes in light of the increased Zionist violations of Islamic and Christian sanctities in Occupied Palestine. This reveals a systematic campaign to desecrate all sanctities in our region.”
“Hezbollah condemns these criminal acts that offend all principles, ethics, and religions and calls on the people of the nation to raise their voices, condemn these provocative actions, and denounce all efforts… to desecrate sanctities, whether Islamic or Christian,” the statement added.
On Monday night, US troops at Bagram Air Field outside Kabul burned a Holy Qur’an and other religious materials with trash, according to NATO and Afghan officials.
Angry Afghan protesters staged anti-US demonstrations in Kabul and several other Afghan cities on Tuesday. They also called for the desecrators to be tried in a court of law.