Lars Løkke Rasmussen – Photo: Kristoffer Jonsson/Udenrigsministeriet

The Danish government condemns the burning of the Quran

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On Saturday, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement condemning the burning of the Quran.

“The Danish government condemns the burning of the Quran. Burning of holy texts and other religious symbols is a shameful act that disrespects the religion of others.

It is a provocative act that hurts many people and creates division between different religions and cultures. Denmark has freedom of religion and many Danish citizens are Muslims. They are a valued part of the Danish population.

Denmark underlines that freedom of expression and freedom of assembly must be respected. Denmark supports the right to protest but emphasizes it must remain peaceful.”

The statement comes after a book was burned on Friday in front of the Iraqi embassy in Copenhagen. It has not been confirmed officially whether it was a copy of the Quran.

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