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10/25/2023 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Government leaders in Denmark recently said they will propose a law that will make it illegal to desecrate any holy book in Denmark.

This proposal comes after global outrage sparked by several burnings of the Quran and instances of retaliation in both Denmark and Sweden. Historically, Denmark has been viewed as a country the facilitates the denigration of cultures, religions, and traditions.

The new law Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard explained that “the bill will make it punishable, for example, to burn the Quran or the Bible in public. It will only aim at action in a public place or with the intention of spreading in a wider circle.”

Hummelgaard further explained that these actions will become punishable by fines or up to two years in prison. While freedom of expression is regarded with utmost importance in Danish society, government officials including Hummelgaard believe this law to develop guidelines, but not restrictions, for the standards their culture has upheld.

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