The Guardian story on the event:
Danish lawmakers have repealed a 334-year-old blasphemy law that forbids public insults of a religion, such as the burning of holy books.
Only a handful of blasphemy trials have taken place in the past 80 years, and several high-profile cases have been dropped, including one involving a caricature of the prophet Muhammad published in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005.
This should have been done a long time ago. I am surprised that the left let it be done because this means you can’t charge people for talking against Islam.
Actually, the far left condoned it. Perhaps to be able to strike harder at Christianity. Islam kind of has its own back already, if you know what I mean. There was a warning against its being banned by the intellgence service PET, they are concerned people are going to give them overtime. During Easter the danish national broadcasting service DR made a crass sketch of the crucifixion of Christ, wherein God effectively tells him to stop whining and being a pansy. This was in the wake of the case mentioned in the clip, prompting people to report them to the police for offending the now repealed law. In any case, politics consisting of symbolic actions is unfortunately still currency that voters there accept.
Perhaps to be able to strike harder at Christianity
Thanks this one I hadn’t thought about, I should have.
I agree. Good point. After all, the vast majority of Danish blasphemy cases never once dealt with Islam. Whatever the government’s intentions, this opens the door for further (unanswered) assaults upon Denmark’s Christian heritage.