Index On Censorship: “Denmark’s revived blasphemy ban”


Long gone are the days when criticising the doctrines of Lutheranism or the Lutheran state church would land you in prison. So it created quite a stir when in February a local prosecutor announced that a Danish man was being charged for violating Denmark’s blasphemy law, which has been dormant since 1971 and last resulted in a conviction in 1946. A move approved by Denmark’s chief prosecutor.

How was a dead letter such as the Danish blasphemy ban suddenly revived? Read the new article by director Jacob Mchangama in Index on Censorship


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