The Libyan ambassador to Denmark, Salem Amdigish, said that a Danish right-wing group burned a copy of the Holy Qur’an in front of the embassy in Copenhagen.
In a statement to Libya Alahrar, Amdigish explained that the Danish police informed them on Thursday that an individual would come the following day at 10:30 am and burn a copy of the Qur’an in front of the embassy, which eventually happened indeed. The ambassador added that the police had also informed them that another group would come the day after and repeat the act in front of the embassy.
In response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Unity (GNU) condemned the incident. The Foreign Ministry held the Danish authorities political responsibility for harming relations between the two countries and allowing the Libyan people and all Muslims to be provoked.
The ministry considered that Denmark is ignoring hate crimes and incitement carried out by terrorist extremists with the aim of insulting the Islamic religion and Muslims. Moreover, it stressed that the recurrence of this crime will prompt Libya to reconsider continuing diplomatic relations and cooperation with Denmark.
This act comes after a series of similar events in front of embassies of Arab and Islamic States in Sweden and Denmark over the past two months.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation + Libya Alahrar