Dr. Adnan Al-Sayyed Hussain, who is a former Lebanese cabinet member and who currently serves as the President of Lebanese University, said on a July 21, 2023 show on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that Allah had warned against the "traps" of the Jews in the Quran, and that one must suspect that the Zionists were behind the recent Quran-burning incidents in Europe. He said that the Zionists seek to "denigrate the image of Islam," to cause strife, and to destroy societies.
Dr. Adnan Al-Sayed Hussein: "When a reprehensible act like the degradation of the holy Quran, takes place in a Western, or European country, or in any other country in the world, one suspects a direct Zionist background, because the Zionists infiltrate into positions... Even if it is done under the guise of Islam, Christianity, or any other religion – or sometimes under a Western or secular title – the goal is to denigrate the image of Islam and generate strife, because the Jews make it their business to...
"Allah warned us, not just in the Baqarah chapter of the Quran, but in most chapters of the Quran, against traps laid by the Jews, from the days of Moses until the Day of Judgement. This is very dangerous.
"I would like to point out that the holy Quran distinguishes between the Jews as People of the Book and the Christians as People of the Book. We must not lump the Christians with the Jews in this respect.
"I believe that there are Israeli-Zionist hands behind these attacks."
Interviewer: "What is the purpose? To provoke the Muslims?"
Hussein: "To cause strife and destroy societies. Everything that is happening... Any internal strife in any country... Examine the past 100 years, since World War I and to this day, and you will see Zionist hands behind all cases of strife."