Danish parliament approves law prohibiting burning of Quran

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Published: 2023-12-07 17:17

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 19:16


Danish parliament approves law prohibiting burning of Quran
Danish parliament approves law prohibiting burning of Quran

Denmark's parliament passed a bill Thursday prohibiting the burning of copies of the Quran, the parliament adopted the law with 94-77 vote and eight absent, per the Associated Press.

The new legislation will make it a crime “to inappropriately treat, publicly or with the intention of dissemination in a wider circle, a writing with significant religious significance for a religious community or an object that appears as such.”

Inappropriately treating religious texts in public could be punished with up to two years in jail per the law.