Denmark passes bill banning the burning of the Qoran and holy books

Denmark has passed a bill making the burning of holy books and attacks on them illegal.

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In the vote held in the Danish Parliament, 77 deputies voted no, while 94 deputies voted in favor of the bill.

According to the law, which was passed by a majority vote, the burning of the Holy Quran and other holy books, attacks on these books and inappropriate behavior targeting religious values will be banned in the country.

Violators can be fined or imprisoned for up to two years.

The law requires the signature of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark to enter into force.

Provocations against the Holy Quran in Sweden and Denmark

In Sweden and Denmark, attacks on the Holy Quran have recently intensified, and the fact that these provocations are allowed is met with reaction.

Rasmus Paludan, a Danish far-right politician and leader of the Strict Direction Party, continued his Quran burning provocations in the Swedish cities of Malmö, Norköpin, Jönköping and the capital Stockholm during the Easter holidays in 2022.

Paludan had burned Qurans in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm on January 21 and the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen on January 27.

In Stockholm, Salwan Momika of Iraqi origin also burned the Holy Quran under police protection in front of the Stockholm Mosque on June 28, the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Momika trampled the Holy Quran and the Iraqi flag under police protection in front of the Iraqi Embassy in Stockholm on July 20 and in front of the Swedish Parliament on July 31.

Momika continued to burn Qurans in various parts of Stockholm under police protection on August 25, 26, 27 and 29.

Iranian Bahrami Marjan burned a Quran under police protection on August 3 on Stockholm’s Angbybadet beach.

Photo: AA

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