Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets to condemn desecration of the Holy Qur'an by extremists in the US on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Iranians protest against the Quran desecration
The protesters, who gather at Palestine Square in Tehran and other Iranian
cities, shouted slogans accusing the United States and Israel of "orchestrating
the Zionist plot."
They denounced a move by a number of adventurists who tore pages of the Holy Quran and set them on fire.
Burning of US flag is a common practice during regime-sponsored rallies in Iran
The angry demonstrators called on the believers of other divine religions to not
turn a blind eye to such blasphemous action and take a clear stance on the case.
The protesters held signs calling on Christians and Jews to assure the Muslims and non-Muslims that such a blasphemy would not happen again.
Iran's bazaars have also been closed in protest at the sacrilegious move.
Prior to the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, an extremist Florida pastor, Terry Jones, announced plans to burn the Holy Qur'an.
Although under international pressure and global condemnation he called off his
plan, some anti-Islam extremists burned pages of the holy book, while others
tore pages of it.
US officials including President Barack Obama had earlier warned against the move; however, they failed to take action to prevent the desecration or bring those behind the move to justice.
The insulting move has triggered angry protests across the world, particularly in Muslim states.
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