Unidentified Man Throws Al Quran In Front Of Turkish House In New York

JAKARTA - An unknown man threw a copy of the Koran in English and kicked it in front of Turkish House in New York.

The blasphemy took place at 10:46 a.m. local time, Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkish Houses security personnel immediately left the building to stop the action.

They immediately expelled the perpetrator from the location where the Turkish Consulate General and the UN mission were located, as reported by ANTARA from Anadolu, Saturday, September 9.

New York City Police (NYPD) officials and the Diplomatic Security Unit (DSS) have been notified of the incident.

Video circulating on social media shows a man throwing a book and stepping on it shouting, "This is a Quran".

The burning of the Al Quran in Sweden and Denmark under the pretext of the recent freedom of expression, drew strong protests in Muslim countries, sparking attacks on foreign diplomatic missions in a Muslim country.

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