Massive crowds have taken to the streets in Tehran and other major cities to condemn the desecration of the Holy Qur’an by extremists in the United States.
Following the Friday Prayers, thousands of worshippers demonstrated in the streets of the Iranian capital to protest the sacrilege of the Muslim holy book.
Joined by a number of government officials, protesters carried banners displaying slogans in condemnation of Florida pastor Terry Jones, who floated the idea of burning the Qur’an on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The angry crowd chanted, “Death to the Zionist priest,” “Death to America,” and “Death to Israel,” along with other slogans condemning the sacrilegious move.
While Jones called off his Qur’an-burning plans in the face of fierce international condemnation, anti-Islam protesters in the US tore pages, and burned copies of the Muslim holy book on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US.
The blasphemous move sparked outrage in the Muslim world with millions demonstrating across the globe to denounce the desecration of the holy book.