Denmark has enacted legislation to prohibit the burning of the Quran.

The legislation also makes it a crime to publicly burn the Bible and Torah.

Reports from local media in Copenhagen indicate that Denmark’s parliament passed a law on Thursday prohibiting the burning of the Quran.

The Danish parliament’s decision to criminalize actions involving religiously significant texts for recognized religious groups, passed by a vote of 94 to 77, encompasses the public burning of both the Bible and the Torah.

In August, the Danish government introduced a bill specifically targeting the public burning of the Quran. Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen emphasized the global significance of this move.

According to the law, individuals publicly burning a Quran could face fines or imprisonment for up to two years.

Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard clarified that this legislation aligns with existing regulations that already prohibit the desecration of foreign flags.

Hummelgaard explained that the law encompasses any mishandling of objects deemed religiously significant to any religious community.

During a press conference, the minister highlighted recent Quran burnings as deliberate attempts to provoke division and animosity. He stressed that national security concerns were the primary motivation behind proposing the ban.

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