Jakarta penanews.net – Millions of followers of the Islamic leader in Iraq, Sayyid Muqtada Al-Sadr, took to the streets to demonstrate in Karbala Province, Central Iraq, Friday (28/7/2023) local time.
This action by millions of Iraqi Muslims was carried out in response to calls to support the Koran and condemn the violations against the sanctity of Muslims by Sayyid Muqtada Al-Sadr.
The international representative of the Press Union of the Republic of Indonesia, Hussein Almslmawi, reported from Iraq that this demonstration was unique in the Islamic world. The Qur’an is the book of Allah Ta’ala and the role model for every Muslim in the world, not only for Iraqi Muslims.
He also reported that the Sadr leader’s call to support the Koran, for the demonstrators is an honorable and proud position for every Muslim. In essence, every human being has the right to maintain his chastity, this right is the absolute right of the rulers of heaven and earth.
Demonstrations by millions of followers of leader Sadr from all provinces in Iraq. Interestingly, even though the temperature reached approximately 50 degrees Celsius, the crowds were increasing from various parts of Iraq.
The purpose of this action is the same, namely to express condemnation of the shameful and immoral acts permitted by Western governments under the pretext of freedom of opinion and expression.
The protesters think this action (burning the Koran) actually belittles and provokes the feelings of more than 2 billion Muslims around the world by violating their rights without regard for and respect for human rights. “The depiction of this act shows racism and discrimination,” said one protester.
Almslmawi also described the demonstration called for by Leader Sadr and his followers as a peaceful, lawful and legal demonstration, not aimed at inciting or covering up politics.
This demonstration is a natural reaction for every Muslim who is proud of his religion, because the Koran is the symbol of every Muslim. The desire to defend the sanctity of the Qur’an does not only apply to Muslims in Iraq, but includes every Muslim.
Almslmawi also described the demonstration called for by Leader Sadr and his followers as a demonstration that was peaceful, legitimate and legal, not aimed at inciting or masking politics.
This demonstration is a natural reaction for every Muslim who is proud of their religion, because the Koran is the symbol of every Muslim. The desire to defend the sanctity of the Qur’an does not only apply to Muslims in Iraq, but includes every Muslim human being.
Almslmawi further, added in his report, that some time ago Al-Sadr Leader had requested and called on all government regimes and people of Islamic countries to take serious and firm steps in stopping the continuous violations against the Islamic religion and its sanctity. It also calls on the world’s Islamic countries to make laws that punish anyone with acts of willfully attacking and violating the sanctity of the Koran.
In contrast to western countries, in Iraq and many Arab and Islamic countries that have many sects and other religious groups, they can live freely in carrying out their religious worship.
The law protects them, and no one is legally permitted to violate their beliefs.
Sayyid Almslmawi also described the attitude of al-Sadr and his followers stemming from his deep concern and love for the religion of Islam. He said that the Sadris Movement this time has proven their true Islam and their true faith is in an honorable and unique position.