Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) has issued a statement in connection with the burning of the holy Quran by U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan on Feb. 20, the press-service of the CMO said on Tuesday.
"We are worried by actions taken recently in a number of civilised societies, especially Western, aimed at destroying spiritual and moral values under the brand idea of multiculturalism.
"Attempts to present the XXI century as a period of rapprochement of cultures are unfortunately and in reality, becoming more and more unsuccessful. One of the unpleasant symptoms of the modern globalised world is that religion and religious attributes were chosen as a target for abuse. Since these highly irresponsible actions are aimed at and in particular, against Islam and the Holy Quran, we regard these facts as a breach of peace in the world, the creation of polarisation as a blow to interreligious and interethnic dialogue," the statement signed by the CMO head Sheikhulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade said.
The CMO statement also said that the United States as a herald of democracy and freedom is one of the most influential powers. However the story of recent years, particularly racist mood and aggressive attitude towards the Muslim population in the Middle East in any way cannot be justified.
"Explosions in the sacred pilgrimage places, terror against the people during Friday prayers, festivities and mourning ceremonies, the transformation of the Koran as a military target, the burning of the holy book - the series of such crimes does not end and every day we are confronted with them, when we hear the news coming from Iraq Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Muslim countries," the statement says.
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