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4 in 10 Danish Muslims want Koran to be used in Denmark’s laws

Almost 40 percent of Danish Muslims would like to see the country’s laws based partly on the Koran, according to a poll for Jyllands-Posten. Anti-immigration supporters say the results show “the number of Muslims in Denmark is a problem.”

The survey, conducted by Wilke for Jyllands-Posten, found that over 10 percent of Muslims asked said that Danish law should be solely based on the Koran, while over one-quarter believe the country’s legislation should be a mixture of the Islamic holy book and the Danish constitution.




An Aarhus-based imam, Radwan Mansour, is also in favor of having a mixture of laws from the Koran and the Danish constitution, saying that there would be no conflict between the two.

“If this was an Islamic country, it should be the Koran. But Denmark is not an Islamic country – we don’t decide – so I think it should be both the Koran and the constitution. When it comes to justice, the sharing of resources and so on, there is a fine accordance [between the two],” The Local quoted him as telling Jyllands-Posten.

The anti-immigration Danish People’s Party seized on the results of the poll, saying it showed “the number of Muslims in Denmark is a problem.”

“When one believes that the Koran should play an essential role in legislation and for life in society, and when one believes – as previous polls have shown – that women of a certain age should be covered up, then one does not wish to be a part of Danish society and it is delusional to act like they were here first and it is the rest of us who came later. It is incredibly rude,” said Martin Henriksen, a spokesman for the Danish People’s Party.