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Thousands protested against disrespect of Quran by foreigners

Thousands protested against disrespect of Quran by foreigners

Mar 03, 2011 - 18:56

QALAT (PANinfo-icon): Thousands of people protested against the disrespect of Quraninfo-icon by international forces, in a gathering on Thursday, in southern Zabul province, residents said.

The gathering was set up by the mosqueinfo-icon imams of Qalat city in Eidgah mosque, tribal elders, scholars and about 2,500 residents of Zabul attended the gathering.

Five days back, in senk area of Qalat city children of the area found four copies of Quran in a garbage site, an organiser of the gathering, Abdul Qodus told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The garbage site is located near a military headquarter of US forces and the soldiers put their garbage there, he said, adding, the copies of Quran were put away by US forces and they disrespected islam and the holy Quran.

Qodus asked Karzai to express serious reactions against this act of foreigners and punish the perpetrators.

Abdul Zahir, another participant of the gathering, said anyone who commits such actions must be punished. The Afghans cannot remain silent when someone disrespects Islam, he said.

The gathering issued a resolution, asking Karzai not to permit foreigners make permanent bases in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

A part of the resolution states: “Americans had been the enemies of Islam from the beginning, and they showed their enmity once again, they have no respect for the religion and rules of Afghans, and for that reason they must not be allowed the make permanent bases in Afghanistan.”

Zabul police chief, Col. Abdul Malik Wahidi, said the peaceful gatherings and marches are the right of people.

Wahidi said he do not want to comment on the issue.

It is also possible that some angry people may have done this to cause a public uprising. “We have no sufficient evidence,” he said.



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