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Denmark to ban Quran burnings

COPENHAGEN, August 25: Denmark on Friday said it plans to ban Quran burnings after a string of desecrations of Islam's holy book in the Scandinavian nation sparked anger in Muslim countries. Denmark stepped up security earlier this month following the backlash, as did neighbouring Sweden which has also seen a spate of Quran burnings in recent months. The Danish government intends to "criminalise the improper treatment of objects of significant religious importance to a religious community," Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard told reporters. He said the proposed legislation was aimed especially...
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