US Condemns Desecration of Holy Books

The US State Department recently expressed its strong disapproval of the desecration of religious texts, calling it "abhorrent." This statement was made in response to the desecration of the Quran outside the Turkish Center in New York.

While the State Department did not provide specific details about the incident, they emphasized their support for freedom of expression, which is a fundamental aspect of democracy and protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. However, they also condemned acts of hate and acknowledged the harm they can cause to individuals.

Continued Concern for Attacks on the Quran

The State Department reiterated its deep concern over acts of desecration to the holy Quran, echoing previous statements on the matter. They emphasized their commitment to addressing anti-Muslim hatred wherever it occurs.

President Joe Biden has also expressed his dedication to combating Islamophobia, stating that it is a priority for his administration. He believes that standing up against anti-Muslim hate is crucial for a country founded on freedom and justice for all.

Creating an Inclusive Environment

The State Department's statement emphasized the importance of creating a more inclusive environment for religious minority groups. They called for peaceful and open dialogue when addressing attacks on the Quran.

Incident at the Turkish Consulate General

During the incident at the Turkish Consulate General in New York, an individual kicked and threw the Quran onto the ground. The security personnel at the Turkish Center promptly intervened and removed the individual from the premises.