February 23, 2017

Will M-103 lead to THIS? Man who burned Quran charged with blasphemy in Denmark

StaffRebel Columnist

A 42-year-old man in Denmark is being charged with blasphemy after filming himself burning the Quran. He will be the first person to be charged under Denmark's blasphemy law in 46 years.

The Local reports that he filmed the video in 2015 and posted it on the anti-Islamic Facebook group, “Yes to freedom - no to Islam” along with the words, “Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns.”

Danish prosecutor Jan Reckendorff announced the decision to bring charges in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.

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“It is the prosecution's view that circumstances involving the burning of holy books such as the Bible and the Quran can in certain cases be a violation of the blasphemy clause, which covers public scorn or mockery of religion,” the statement read.

The Local says this is only the fourth time in history anyone has been prosecuted under Denmark's blasphemy clause. They report “four people were sentenced for posting posters mocking Jewish teachings in 1938; two people were fined for carrying out a fake baptism at a masked ball in 1946; and two programme leaders at Danish Radio were exonerated in 1971 for airing a song mocking Christianity.”

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If convicted of blasphemy, the maximum penalty is four months in prison. However, the prosecutor's press statement says the penalty in this case may be a fine.

It's important to note that Danish prosecutors refused to invoke the country’s blasphemy laws in 2006, when the Jyllands-Posten newspaper published cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed.

Is this a preview of what will happen in Canada with M103? SOUND OFF in the comments.

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commented 2017-02-23 21:14:11 -0500
And Canada’s very own blasphemy law remains on the books (it was never repealed).

Blasphemous Libel

296 (1) Every one who publishes a blasphemous libel is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

Question of fact
(2) It is a question of fact whether or not any matter that is published is a blasphemous libel. Saving (3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under this section for expressing in good faith and in decent language, or attempting to establish by argument used in good faith and conveyed in decent language, an opinion on a religious subject. R.S., c. C-34, s. 260.
commented 2017-02-23 16:52:59 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,873 Attacks, 210,679 Killed, 294,792 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-02-23 14:00:23 -0500
The Koran and Islam itself should be banned in all countries that don’t have a death wish, but burning people’s holy things is just not respectful of others. I sound like a common snowflake but let’s never be the jerks. Let’s just kick the ability of the government to prosecute people for speech, or even burning books if they feel they must, out of Canada before we actually are Denmark.
commented 2017-02-23 13:52:51 -0500
Bravo Zulu, You’re right. It is all in the eye of the beholder. And the muslim eye can behold an incredible amount of offence. To quote George Bush: “If its not he crusades its the cartoons. its always something.”

So what happens if one burns a computer with a supposed digital copy of the koran?
commented 2017-02-23 12:54:18 -0500
M-103 will be implemented in the same manner as the original firearm safety legislation was in the early 80’s. At that time there were a number of cops that wanted to make names for themselves and it literally was like who wanted to be the first on the block to buy the latest TV. They salivated and waited for the day they could run out and charge somebody. Somebody that they didn’t like.
In this case the Mounties will be chomping at the bit. Toronto of course will be on board and so will Calgary. All the cities where the New Canadians have taken over.
Show the PM that we are all loyal Trudeauniks.
It will be persecution, not prosecution.
commented 2017-02-23 10:42:58 -0500
Better say it while we can. Islam is the largest and most evil cult no to mankind.
commented 2017-02-23 07:07:16 -0500
Will M-103 lead to THIS? Man who burned Quran charged with blasphemy in Denmark

The answer is yes – in fact it is coming even faster than I once predicted.

Blasphemy laws in a western country – I admit I did not think they existed.

Those laws are the true killers of free speech. They can literally be applied to everything.

An extreme example --> If you did not say a prayer before eating it could be considered blasphemous – and if there are laws in place and someone actually wanted to charge you – you could go to jail.

One of the other concerns is this – there literally is no real defence against the charge blasphemy.

It is all in the eye (or mind) of the beholder.

This guy is in big trouble.

And Denmark is now a country to avoid.
commented 2017-02-23 03:49:05 -0500
Of course they choose fining now. It’s way more effective than jail time. Like the 30,000 euro (thank God I can’t find the sign for ‘euro’ on my keyboard) and 2 year jail term for talking about abortion in France, it’s the fine that matters. They don’t need gulags or concentration camps from the 20’s and 30’s anymore, they will simply take your job, your home and leave you pushing a shopping cart. And then offer you a one way trip to Somalia.
commented 2017-02-23 02:52:35 -0500
It’s obviously all those wind farms, wind farms, wind farms across Denmark starting to addle the brains of one and all?…
commented 2017-02-23 02:30:09 -0500
Actually the thought of secular leftists being forced to bend over and pray in the future or be exterminated kind of makes me think this may not be all bad.
commented 2017-02-23 02:27:21 -0500
I wonder if not running into a burning building to save a Koran will be an offense here in Canada after m103 is passed? The progressive left wants us to live in a theocracy after years of denouncing religion.