A brave Muslim boy Ilyas who saved the Holy Quran from burning in an anti-islam protest held in Kristiansand ,Norway has been declared as ‘The defender of Quran’ and ‘Muslim hero.’
As per details, the incident took place on November 16 when Ilyas attacked an extremist Lars Thorsen who was burning Holy Quran in front of hundreds of people in a Muslim populated city Kristiansand, Norway. Afterwards, a Muslim young boy Ilyas was arrested by local Police.
This man (ILYAS) attacked a man who was burning Holy Quran in front of hundreds of people in Norway. He's our hero. May Allah bless this man and all Muslims with more boldness and courage. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mNJrM3js9t
— Quran & Hadith (@QuranAndHadithh) November 22, 2019
Soon after the incident, video of the Ilyas making rounds on social media as he has won millions of hearts because of his courage and boldness.
Hence, #Norway #ilyas_Hero_of_Muslim_Ummah, #Defender_of_Quran, #TheGloriousQuran started trending on Twitter in Pakistan.
Muslims from all over the world can’t get enough of Ilyas for his brave act. In fact, from local audience to Pakistani officials, cricketers and media celebrities, everyone is praising Ilyas on various social networking sites.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor took to his official twitter account and Saluted brave #Ilyas for displaying courage to stop an absolutely deplorable action.
Salute to brave #Ilyas for displaying courage to stop an absolutely deplorable action. Such Islamophobia based provocations only promote hatred & extremism. All religions are and must stay respectable. Islamophbia is threat to global peace and harmony.#TheGloriousQuran#Norway pic.twitter.com/CRahq5mazf
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) November 22, 2019
Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi through his personal account, requested the Norwegian Government to step in immediately on this matter.
Religious intolerance is one of the biggest issues facing the entire world today. I request the Norwegian Government to step in immediately on this matter that has affected the sentiments of Muslims globally. We must be united to overcome intolerance & live peacefully #Norway
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 22, 2019
Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has also condemned the desecration of Holy Quran.
More than 5 BN ppl in the world think Islam is not a divine msg, do we Muslims want to hurt or massacre those ppl? NO!.. U r free & welcome to disagree/criticise us but deliberately/maliciously desecrate/insult/humiliate/persecute? No… NOT OK! U have my respect Mr #Ilyas! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1ZMGkWexTo
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) November 22, 2019
Local audience has also lauded Brave Muslim Boy Ilyas.
— Shakir Khan Rahmani (@Skrrahmani) November 23, 2019
I'm gonna tell my kids this man is real Hero who saved the Quran from burning in..
Brother You are Super hero of Muslim Ummah ,#defenderofQuran
May Allah almighty bless you,
may Allah almighty keep you safe,
— ємααи (@EmaanF22) November 23, 2019
Salute to this brave hero. World shouldnt anymore stay blindfolded.other wise they will have to pay the price of thier silence1day.These foolish r islamophobic bcz islam oppose their wrong doings.but they cant deny the truthness of islam with blashphemy.#defenderofquran #norway pic.twitter.com/rBLO9wivWZ
— Muhammad Hammad Akram (@imhammadakram) November 22, 2019
On the other hand, Pakistan and Turkey have raised their voice for the release of Ilyas and urging Norway Government to take strict action against blasphemy act.
Salute to this hero of Islam 4 his effort 2 prevent desecration of Holy Quran by anti Islam extremists in Norway. He has been arrested by Oslo police. We demand his release & expect from Pakistan&other Islamic countries 2 raise their voice 2 get him free. #Oslo_Free_Muslims_Hero pic.twitter.com/sgULHqimmn
— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) November 22, 2019