Larijani proposes intl. law banning sacrilegious acts

TEHRAN, Sept. 14 (MNA) – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani proposed on Tuesday that an international charter be drafted to prevent any sacrilegious acts against divine religions.

The proposal by Larijani followed a desecration of the holy Quran in the United States.

Larijani censured the U.S. silence on the sacrilegious act.

No one believes the United States’ propagandistic maneuvers claiming Washington officials are unhappy about the desecration of the holy Quran, the senior lawmaker noted.

The desecration of the holy Quran is a dreadful act which is a sign of barbarism in the modern world, he said.

Terry Jones, the pastor of the Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center church, had intended to set the Quran on fire on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States but cancelled his plan due to international pressure and criticism.

However, a copy of the Quran was burned by a U.S. citizen on Sunday.

The parliament speaker noted that certain groups in the West have targeted the sanctities of divine religions in order to create sectarian strife between various nations and religions.

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