Every fourth Danish Muslim wants the law to be based on the Koran

Just 54 percent believe Denmark’s laws should only be based on the constitution

10 percent of Danish Muslims want Denmark's laws to only reflect the words in the Koran (photo: iStock) 10 percent of Danish Muslims want Denmark's laws to only reflect the words in the Koran (photo: iStock)
October 19th, 2015 9:31 am| by Christian W
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Some 40 percent of Denmark’s 250,000 Muslims believe that Danish law, at least to some extent, should be based on the words of the Koran, according to a new Wilke survey carried out for Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

The survey also found that about 10 percent believe the constitution shouldn’t play any role at all and that Danish law should only reflect the Koran. Conversely, about 54 percent of Danish Muslims believe that Denmark’s laws should only be based on the constitution.

“It’s a majority, yes, but one could question why almost everyone doesn’t agree with it,” Jens Peter Frølund Thomsen, an associate professor in political science at Aarhus University, told Jyllands-Posten.

“It is fundamental to our democracy that the constitution is the foundation for everything.”

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Right-wing party Dansk Folkeparti contended that the results offer further evidence that the migration of Muslims to Denmark should be halted.

The survey was based on the answers of 702 Muslims in Denmark.

Last week, a Wilke survey showed that some 35.7 percent of Danish Muslims yearn for their religion to be reformed.