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Denmark to tighten border controls after Quran burnings

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Denmark has announced that it will explore legal means of stopping protests involving the burning of holy texts such as the Quran and the Bible, citing security concerns after a backlash over such incidents that saw the Muslim holy book desecrated in Denmark and Sweden.

The Danish government said in a statement that it wants to intervene in situations where “other countries, cultures and religions are being insulted, and where this could have significant negative consequences for Denmark, not least with regard to security”. It added that such protests played into the hands of extremists and could have “significant consequences”.

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