March 24, 2017

February 23, 2017


Stick a Fork in It: The Danish Is Done

Remember all that talk from Sen. Bernie Sanders about Denmark as a kind of secular paradise? Yeah, well, that was then. From the AP:

A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook.

Jan Reckendorff says it was the first time since 1971 that a person was charged for “publicly mocking a religious community’s religious doctrines or worship,” adding it is punishable by imprisonment for up to four months or fine.

Reckendorff said Wednesday the man, who wasn’t identified, burned the Quran in his backyard and posted the video Dec. 27, 2015 on an anti-Muslim Facebook page.

New national motto of Denmark: It Was Nice While It Lasted


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European censorship laws are dangerous.  They began with the laudable intention of stamping out Holocaust denial, but have quickly become a way for the new Islamist immigrants to prevent criticism of or even discussion of their religious teachings.  Far better, I believe, to let people say what they think and make fools of themselves if what they think is idiotic, rather than censoring speech.

A young neighbor of mine has just completed a graduate degree in Denmark and is staying there.  She is Jewish.  I worry about her.

[1] Posted by Katherine on 2-23-2017 at 03:01 PM · [top]

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