QR codeQR code

Denmark passes legislation criminalising Islamophobic Quran-burning protests

8 Dec 2023 - 18:00

Denmark passed legislation on Thursday effectively criminalizing Islamophobic Quran-burning protests on the grounds of “inappropriate treatment of writings with significant importance for a recognized religious community”, Anadolu Agency reports.

The bill makes it illegal to burn, tear, or defile holy texts in public or online to widely disseminate them.
Offenders can risk a fine or jail term for as many as two years.
While the three-party coalition government voted in favour of the bill, no coalition member stood to respond to opposition criticism during the debate in the Parliament.
The Social Liberals (Radikale Venstre) was the only opposition party to vote for the bill.
The bill was first introduced in August, but was later amended due to concerns raised within the ruling coalition about freedom of speech.

Story Code: 617349

News Link :

Taghribnews (TNA)