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Freedom of speech in Denmark

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Submitted by Hind Samy (Egypt), Mar 13, 2006 at 06:59

I just stumbled onto some laws from the Danish criminal code:

Section 266-B of the Danish Criminal Code says: ‘Any person who, publicly or with the intention of wider dissemination, makes a statement or imparts other information by which a group of people are threatened, insulted or degraded on account of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual inclination shall be liable to a fine or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years.'

Section 140, which deals with blasphemy, says: ‘Those who publicly mock or insult the doctrines or worship of any religious community that is legal in this country, will be punished by a fine or incarceration for up to four months'."

Interesting, don't you think?

This article is worth reading too:

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/02/danish-trojan-horse-law-and-muhammad.php

It is written by a a professor of law at Seton Hall University.
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