Denmark passes law to ban Koran burnings

Denmark passes law to ban Koran burnings

COPENHAGEN, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Denmark's parliament on Thursday passed a law making it illegal to burn the Koran in public places, seeking to deescalate tensions with Muslim countries after a spate of Danish protests during which Islam's holy book was burned, causing outrage.

Denmark and Sweden experienced a series of public protests this year where anti-Islam activists burned or otherwise damaged copies of the Koran, triggering demands that the Nordic governments ban the practice.

According to Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard, more than 500 demonstrations that included burnings of the Koran or flags were registered since July.

"Such demonstrations can hurt Denmark's relations to other nations, our interests and ultimately our safety," Hummelgaard said.

Denmark has sought to strike a balance between constitutionally protected freedom of speech, including the right to criticise religion, and national security amid fears that Koran burnings would trigger attacks by Islamists.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Domestic critics in Sweden and Denmark have argued that any limitations on criticising religion, including by burning Korans, undermine hard-fought liberal freedoms in the region.

    "History will judge us harshly for this, and with good reason," said Inger Stojberg, leader of the anti-immigration Denmark Democrats party. "What it all comes down to is whether a restriction on freedom of speech is determined by us, or whether it is dictated from the outside."

    Denmark's centrist coalition government has argued that the new rules will have only a marginal impact on free speech and that criticising religion in other ways remains legal.

    The vote followed a five hour debate in parliament and 94 members voted in favour, 77 against.

    Breaking the new law will be punishable by fines or up to two years in prison, the government has said.

    Sweden is also considering how to prevent burning of the Koran but is looking at whether police should factor in national security when deciding on protest applications rather than a ban.

    Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen, Anna Ringstrom, Ilze Filks, additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, editing by Terje Solsvik, Alexandra Hudson

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/danish-parliament-approves-bill-stop-koran-burnings-2023-12-07/

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      ah i guess you had one, never mind about that.
      yeah that's really fricking weak.
      ESPECIALLY if it's actually what they say, specifically forbidding that book.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        "Sweden is also considering how to prevent burning of the Koran"
        source on that claim reuters?
        i've not heard anything like that.
        some cucked swedes are considering it sure, but to say that "sweden" is considering is just absurd when our politicians are arguing whether or not mosques should be demolished or just repurposed.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Burning is rather specific. What about soaking it in pigs blood and then battery acid?

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    that's really fricking weak, if true (you don't have a source link)

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's true, 94 voted for and 77 against.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh its true. After the left started being tough on immigration and borders all the fricking homosexuals started voting for them again.
      And now the left is up to their usual muslim wiener sucking and have made an insane law that will put you in prison for 2 years for being a naughty boy and mean to the mudslimes.
      Oh and they wrote it into the most insane part of our legal code: national defense. So the police may use all means (undercover, 6 weeks isolation, wiretap and so on) to get your ass. Its right next the treason in the law now.
      Its so damn pathetic and any Dane that will even say a fricking word about "Danmark" is based or we have freedoms need to shut his fricking trap.
      Frick hvor jeg hader dette lorte land.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        would be really interesting to know if the vote would have passed if there were no women voting. i bet they legit think it makes them safer when you ban freedom of expression.

        the older i get the more i realize how different things would be if there were no female mindset in politics. too much emotion.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          sure, problem is that Denmark has been drifting more and more to the extremes both on the left and right.
          And so last election the 2 large old parties (left and right) ran in opposition to each other but after the election they pulled the rug on the voters and joined up in a massive center government supported by a new ultra centralcuck party.
          So both the left wing and the right wing is furious about this and forced every single member of the government to vote (so we have all their names and they cant hide behind "I was just following the party line!").
          In 3 years the law will be up for review if its not removed by the new government that will come into power in 2-3 years. The parties making up the current cuck government have lost massive support because did not want them to team up at all.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it illegal to burn Bibles in Denmark?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      course not, why would a country ever defend it's own traditions?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      course not, why would a country ever defend it's own traditions?

      This new law would ban burning of Holy books throughout, the talmud, Bible, q'uran, all would be outlawed for burnings

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        but only if the government declares it to be holy of course

      • 5 months ago
        Inventor of NO PUSSY NO WORK NO PUSSY NO TAXES NO PUSSY NO VACCINE NO PUSSY NO PEACE Simple A-S

        what about my twisted world by Saint Elliot? Is it allowed to burn it or is it not considered a holy book?

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Letting foreign countries dictate your own internal policies is the most moronic thing in the world

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What if you freeze it using liquid nitrogen and then smash it into a million pieces instead?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      good idea, i'd love to see that. the law probably just uses "destroy" or such word though.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        "Destroy"? Or "Reincorporated with the surrounding environment"?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          can we get a tiktok trend going where kids rip 1 page out of the koran at a time and set it flowing away in a river?
          "back to nature, inshallah"

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Denmark passes law to ban Koran burnings
    good

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      still legal to burn Muslims themselves though. they intentionally left that loophole open.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are there laws preventing the burning of the Torah? The tanakh?

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Muslims could avoid all of this by implementing the same policy the US has for burning the US flag. If the US flag is soiled it MUST be incinerated, without exception. So when desert peoples burn the US flag they are actually being fine upstanding American allies.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is a good thing, we need to respect peoples cultures instead of doing childish nonsense like burning holy books for no reason. This is a step in the right direction.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      dunecoons don't deserve any respect

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >for no reason.
      hæng dig selv møgsvin

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      svart neger

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      But burning holy books is Danish culture.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna burn some Qurans I think. Where can I buy them?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Buying them kindof defeats the point. You are giving them money. I would imagine that one must take them from mosques hypothetically speaking.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just take them for free at the library

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have amazon in your country right anon?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Please do it and I'll speak the praises of your country for the next 30 days.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >https://www.saxo.com/dk/products/search?query=koran
      tror ogs jeg bliver nød til at brænde det lort af

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Go to some Muslim mosque and ask them
      Those homies love shilling their religion and would give for free

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >government full of feminist women
    >working to protect an invasive conquering species
    imagine my shock

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    can someone post birth of muhamad meme?

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've never displayed the American flag on my house. I don't like being a slave to an inanimate object that has more rights than I have.

    In Denmark's case, avoiding a Koran is probably not that hard to begin with.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why doesn't anyone ever burn the Talmud?

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly never have been this angry about politics as I am right now. I absolutely HATE these people and I had no need to burn a koran before this law but now I feel I simply have to do it. Frick these c**ts that will drag our nation through the mud just to appease the damn goat frickers. I hate them much more than I hate mudslimes from ISIS.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    common danish L

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    love the fact that not ONE of the fricking rats who voted for the law dared to speak and just sat there looking into nothing while all other parties went up to argue.
    They know how unpopular this shit is but the love for getting fricked by unlubed muzzie dick is too much I guess

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Great when will they make it illegal to burn down Christian churches, stab Christians, and burn Christian relics? Oh never? Okay. Burn it all

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    cool, what about the Torah?

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