Denmark and Sweden are among the most secular and liberal countries in the world, and have long allowed trenchant public criticism of religions.
Denmark and Sweden Anti-Islam activists are promoting the burning and damaging of the Koran. An act that have caused outrage in the Muslim world.
Though the Denmark and Sweden governments condemned the act, but doesn’t have legislation that can be used to forbid burning Korans, while considering new laws that could stop such act.
But domestic critics say freedom of speech and expression is protected in their constitutions and any move to change that would undermine prized freedoms.
The Muslims consider the intentional burning of the Koran as a blasphemous and insulting act that deserve capital punishment. They believe the Koran is the word of God transmitted to the Prophet Mohammad by the Angel Gabriel in Arabic.There tradition treated the printed Koran with great reverence and should be in a state of ritual purity before touching it.
Salwan Momika, a refugee from Iraq says he wants to protest against the whole institution of Islam and ban its holy book, while a far-right activist group called the Danish Patriots mounted its anti-Muslim demonstrations in neighbouring Denmark, saying it was taking a stand against what it sees as the “Islamisation” of Nordic societies.
Danish-Swedish far-right activist Rasmus Paludan, who has been behind sporadic Koran burnings since 2017, has carried out more in both countries this year, saying he is angered by Turkey’s opposition to Sweden’s application to join NATO.Follow us on social media