Denmark to look for legal options to limit Quran burnings

1690784704 Denmark to look for legal options to limit Quran burnings
A man holds up a copy of the Holy Quran amid protests against incidents of desecration of the holy book. — AFP/File
A person holds up a replica of the Holy Quran amid protests in opposition to incidents of desecration of the holy e-book. — AFP/File

COPENHAGEN: The Danish authorities introduced Sunday that it could search for authorized choices to place an finish to the protests involving the burning of sacred texts in particular conditions, in response to safety considerations after worldwide backlash over a number of incidents of the Holy Quran’s desecration in Denmark and Sweden.

A press release issued by the international ministry of Denmark famous that such protests performed into the fingers of extremists.

It stated that authorities needs to “discover” intervening in conditions the place “different international locations, cultures, and religions are being insulted, and the place this might have vital detrimental penalties for Denmark, not least with regard to safety,” it stated in an announcement from the international ministry.

“This should in fact be finished throughout the framework of the constitutionally protected freedom of expression and in a way that doesn’t change the truth that freedom of expression in Denmark has very broad scope,” it added, stressing it is likely one of the nation´s most necessary values.

A number of current protests involving the desecration of the Holy Quran have raised diplomatic tensions all through the Center East and the 2 Nordic international locations.

The Danish authorities famous that the protests have “reached a degree the place Denmark, in lots of components of the world throughout continents, is being considered as a rustic that facilitates insult and denigration of the cultures, religions, and traditions of different international locations.”

It added that the “major goal” of a number of the actions had been to impress and “may have vital penalties.”

Each Danish and Swedish envoys have been summoned in a slew of Center Jap nations.

In a separate assertion, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson stated he had been in shut contact along with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen, and {that a} comparable course of was already underway in Sweden.

“We’ve additionally began to analyse the authorized state of affairs already… as a way to take into account measures to strengthen our nationwide safety and the safety of Swedes in Sweden and around the globe,” Kristersson stated in a publish to Instagram.

On Thursday, Sweden’s authorities ordered 15 authorities companies — together with Sweden’s armed forces, a number of legislation enforcement companies and the Swedish tax company — to strengthen the nation’s skill to forestall terrorism in response to a worsened safety state of affairs.

The announcement got here a day after the federal government stated the nation had turn out to be the goal of disinformation campaigns.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have referred to as for a gathering, anticipated to be held on Monday, of the Jeddah-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to handle the Holy Quran desecration in each Sweden and Denmark.