Further safety measures will likely be imposed till August 10 to handle “particular and present threats”
Denmark has quickly strengthened border safety following a latest Quran-burning demonstration within the EU nation, its justice ministry stated on Thursday.
“Authorities have at present concluded that it’s essential presently to extend the give attention to who’s getting into Denmark, to be able to reply to the particular and present threats,” it stated, including that the elevated border safety measures would stay in place till August 10.
The same resolution was made by Sweden earlier this week after a number of threats had been made to burn holy books representing the Jewish and Muslim faiths in Stockholm.
The incidents involving the potential desecration of the Quran by activists in each Denmark and Sweden has brought on widespread scorn within the Muslim world, prompting calls for that authorities in each international locations impose measures to outlaw the acts.
The “deeply offensive and reckless acts” don’t symbolize the “values the Danish society is constructed on,” Overseas Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen stated final week.
He warned, nonetheless, that any measures designed to halt future demonstrations “should in fact be achieved throughout the framework of the constitutionally protected freedom of expression and in a way that doesn’t change the truth that freedom of expression in Denmark has very broad scope.”
Stockholm has echoed Copenhagen’s stance on the burning of holy texts as each international locations search to stability considerations from spiritual teams with constitutionally protected rights to freedom of expression. “All the pieces that’s authorized is just not applicable,” Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson stated on Tuesday. “It may be lawful however nonetheless terrible.”
Kristersson added that Sweden’s transfer to impose stricter border safety had been achieved to forestall “folks with very weak connections to Sweden” from getting into the nation to be able to “commit crimes or to behave in battle with Swedish safety pursuits.”
A number of Muslim-majority international locations have lodged official complaints with each Scandinavian international locations over threats to burn the Quran, together with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in July permitted the introduction of a decision designed to handle spiritual hatred and bigotry in response to the burnings.
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