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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Koran

This year
Denmark considers ban on burning of Koran and other religious texts in front of embassies
The country’s foreign minister said the burning of holy scriptures “only serves the purpose of creating division in a world that needs unity”.
Swedish ambassador expelled from Iraq and embassy stormed as Koran stomped in Stockholm
The Swedish embassy was also stormed in Baghdad earlier today.
All time
Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)
Yahya Jammeh, who had until last night refused to accept his losing result in last month’s election, has led the west African nation since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago.
One of the oldest Koran manuscripts in the world has been discovered
It’s been dated to the seventh century.
Books on Islam are selling out in France after the Paris terror attacks
Shops are selling more books on Islam than ever after the Paris attacks in January that left 17 dead.
Woman thrown from building and set on fire for burning Qur’an 'was innocent'
Almost two dozen people have been arrested, and a similar number of police questioned.
Ireland is more faithful to the Qu'aran than Saudi Arabia
Islamic countries perform particularly badly in a survey of Islamicity.
The most popular book among Guantanamo inmates is '50 Shades of Grey'
Rather than the Koran the most requested book by Camp Seven detainees – some of the most high-value prisoners – is the hit EL James erotic novel.
Pakistani girl who was accused of blasphemy released from jail
The girl, believed to be 14, was arrested last month for allegedly burning pages of the Koran. An imam was later accused of having planted the pages in the girl’s bag.
Afghan police officer suspected of killing two US Nato officers
A police intelligence officer is thought to be behind the fatal shooting of two senior US Nato officers, as protests continue over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military base almost a week ago.
Violence erupts after US military burns Qurans in Afghanistan
The US said the burning of Muslim holy books was an accident.
Somali children given guns and grenades in radio contest
Islamist group al-Shabab gave the prizes to children aged between ten and 17 after testing them on their knowledge of the Koran.
Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges
Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.