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Why are Sweden and Denmark having a crisis over the Koran?

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By Nikolaj Skydsgaard and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

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There's a simmering unrest among the Nordic populations thanks to their governments' lax immigration policies, which do little to encourage integration by Muslim immigrants. One of the results has been the growth of crime-ridden Muslim enclaves that even the cops avoid like the plague due to the lack of safety. Another is that more and more people are growing tired of supporting unemployable migrants through their already high taxes and the erosion of their culture, and are fighting back.

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Both governments have condemned the burnings and said they are considering new laws that could stop them. But domestic critics say freedom of speech and expression is protected in their constitutions and any move to change that would undermine prized freedoms.

Nordic social democracy is also being eroded by corporate rightist influence.

https://www.socialeurope.eu/sweden-less-special-than-it-was

And Muslims are complicit in magnifying culture war issues that distract from the real dangers to the social welfare of the Swedish people.

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Well, if they find way to legally limit burnings of the Koran, I trust the same laws will also apply to the Bible, all Buddhist Sutras, the Vedas, the Tao Te Ching, and so on, and don't forget The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Or will this apply only to Islam? If so, why?

And the Chinese Flag as well as pictures of Xi.

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These 2 countries are not having a crisis over the Quran, it is a tiny minority of people who would probably fill a couple of buses. There are anti-Muslim fools in every country, but I would hazard a guess there are millions more anti-christian fools out there.

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The Swedish government is looking at whether its laws on maintaining public order could be modified. It has ruled out making it illegal to burn holy scriptures

I’d remove the word ‘holy’ from this.

Which ones are ‘holy’ is a matter of opinion for the religious themselves. They can often have very strong feelings on the matter. Some places actually ban some ‘holy’ scriptures they don’t like.

Best refer to them as just ‘scriptures’.

And the Chinese Flag as well as pictures of Xi.

This is a good point. I remember Turkey tried to pressure a European government to do something about a comedian ridiculing Erdogan.

Always tell these types where to shove it.

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The Islamists destroyed Buddhist statues and sacred or cultural sites.

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It's just a book, a collection of paper and ink.

If the protestors want to burn books that are the property of other people, then that's a problem, but if they are burning books that they legally own, it's no one's business but their own.

They're doing it to protest; reacting to their actions simply gives their protest power. Ignore them, and they will go away. Surely they have better things to spend their money on than books to burn to no effect at all.

Same goes for flags, pictures and effigies.

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Freedoms of the West should not be dictated to by Islamists.

The Q'uran is only holy to its believers. To others, it's just a book.

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Humankind values and gives importance to wisdom. Holy Books are Wisdom Banks.

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I'd have thought burning anything in a public place presents a fire danger. I'm surprised it's allowed.

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Holy Books are Wisdom Banks.

Unfortunately I cannot agree with the Good Doctor here.

Scientific journals and manuals are some examples of "wisdom banks" to learn from and build on.

"Holy Books" are collections of fiction - and I include Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish texts and all others. Some of them are extremely dangerous, and harmful in the minds of the easily led and unintelligent.

"Holy texts" deserve no protection in free, secular, democratic nations. Only backwards states offer them protection.

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I find it interesting that some of the people most antagonistic toward Islamic extremism are those who have fled countries subject to Islamic extremism.

I have met many people here in South Cali who fled countries ravaged by Islamic extremism. None of them, so far as I know, are interested in making a public display of burning the "Holy Koran," but neither are they particularly concerned about the phenomenon. There are over a million refugees from Islamic controlled countries living here in the Southland. I am not aware of any problem with integration into the larger society. They tend to be hard working citizens.

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Holy Books are Wisdom Banks.

Dear Fighto!

Out here my fellow football analysts and pundits say they find lot of wisdom in Bhagvad Gita, Upanishads, Koran, Bible OT & NT, Granth Sahib, Avesta, Titpitaka, Agam Sutras, etc.

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