The Danish parliament recently approved legislation outlawing the burning of the Koran, marking it as "inappropriate treatment" punishable by up to two years in prison.

This law prohibits the disrespectful handling of religious texts that hold significant importance within recognized religious communities, such as the Koran, Bible, or Torah.

Earlier this year, incidents of Koran burnings orchestrated by anti-Islam groups in Denmark and Sweden sparked diplomatic tensions with several Muslim-majority nations. The protests against these burnings also triggered security concerns in both countries.

Following extensive debate within the parliament, 94 MPs voted in favor of the bill, while 77 opposed it. Critics from the opposition accuse the government of utilizing the law to curtail freedom of expression and of yielding to Islamist governments. Photo by Cezary Piwowarski, Wikimedia commons.