#ShortNews: Denmark repeals 1683 law against blasphemy

The Danish parliament has repealed the nation’s 1683 against blasphemy.

“Religion should not dictate what is allowed and what is forbidden to say publicly,” said a lawmaker who sponsored the repeal. “It gives religion a totally unfair priority in society.”

Prosecutions under the blasphemy law have been rare, but a 42-year-old man was about to go on trial for posting a video of himself burning the Quran.


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