hlulBayt News Agency - An Estonian politician has come up with a proposal to ban the holy Quran (Koran) in public places, claiming that the “negative and criminal side” of Islam is very strong and that banishing the Muslim sacred book is good for Estonia’s safety.
Outlawing the Koran was proposed by Kristiina Ojuland, head of the People's Unity Party (PUP), Estonian media reported.
“Today, the negative and criminal side of Islam is so strong that we believe this move is a necessary measure to provide safety for our country and our nation, especially our women and children,” Ojuland, who served as Estonia’s foreign minister from 2002 to 2005, told the Estonian BNS news agency.
The party’s leadership said it is concerned over the growing number of refugees arriving in the EU and in particular in Estonia.
"We decided to start gathering information from the population on cases of abuse and harassment, which is hushed in the mainstream media," Triin Raidmets, the leader of the PUP branch in Pärnu, said.