The Danish government has made a move to end the habit of setting the scriptures ablaze in the country. This was disclosed after some leaves of Al Quran were sacrilegious in the Scandinavian nation, which invited animosity in Islamic and Muslim countries.
By virtue of this, the Justice Minister, Peter Hummelgaard, said that the government would not tolerate such an act from any citizen of the country. Therefore, the government should propose a bill that “prohibits the inappropriate treatment of objects of significant religious importance to a religious community.” He emphasized that setting Al Quran ablaze is a “fundamentally contemptuous and unsympathetic act” that ‘harms Denmark and its interests.”
While he was talking about the dubious acts of some citizens abusing the Holy Book, he proclaimed that they could not be looking and allowing things to go asunder. In his words, he said, “We can’t continue to stand by with our arms crossed while several individuals do everything they can to provoke violent reactions”.
Interestingly, the new legislation would be included in Chapter 12 of Denmark’s penal code, which covers national security. The Minister said that national security was the main “motivation” for the ban.
This rule will not only apply to the Quran but also to the Bible, the Torah, etc., and the punishment for breaching the law is a fine and two years imprisonment.