DENMARK: Man prosecuted under old blasphemy law for burning a Koran
Danish Man who Set Fire to Quran Charged with Blasphemy
A man who burned the Islamic holy book in his backyard has been charged with blasphemy, in a move his lawyer speculates was driven by fear of Muslim extremists. The attempted prosecution is the first of its kind in nearly 50 years.
The 42-year-old man from Jutland uploaded video footage of a Quran being lit on fire, which he posted to a Facebook group called ‘Yes to freedom – no to Islam’ in December last year.
“It is the prosecution’s view that circumstances involving the burning of holy books such as the