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Denmark Introduces Law to Criminalize Burning the Qur’an

HeadlineAug 30, 2023

The Danish government has proposed a new bill that would ban the burning of the Qur’an under penalty of fines or up to two years in prison. This comes after recent public desecrations of the Qur’an by far-right protesters in Denmark and Sweden, setting off international condemnation and demonstrations across the Muslim world. This is Denmark’s justice minister.

Peter Hummelgaard: “When individuals demonstratively go out and burn the Qur’an daily, as we have seen recently, it’s a basic mockery and unsympathetic action. It harms Denmark and Danish interests, and it risks the security of Danes out in the world and at home.”

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