After the recent burnings of the Quran, first in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on January 21, and most recently at the Friday prayer on January 27, in front of a mosque in Copenhagen, politicians are suddenly in a rush to wash their hands. As the Danish ambassador was summoned in Turkey, Foreign […]
On Saturday, January 21, the right-wing extremist Paludan burned the Quran in front of the Turkish embassy under police protection, which led to Turkey and Indonesia calling in the Swedish ambassador, several Muslim rulers condemned the burning of the Quran, and several protests erupted in the Islamic world.
The Dutch Senate has approved an initiative to amend Article 1 of The Netherlands Constitution to explicitly mention discrimination on the grounds of disability or sexual orientation. Interest groups have called this a historical victory for the LGBTIQ+ community. Article 1 of the Constitution currently states that “discrimination on the grounds of religion, conviction, political […]