Context: Denmark’s justice minister has announced the intention to ban the burning of religious texts, including Islam’s holy book, the Quran.
The proposed legislation seeks to prevent the inappropriate treatment of significant religious objects in public places. The move follows incidents of Quran burnings in both Denmark and Sweden, which have triggered widespread outrage and calls for a ban in Nordic countries.
Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund Bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and the colourful Nyhavn harbour, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue.