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Insulting God will no longer be a crime in the Netherlands after the Dutch parliament decided to revoke a decades-old blasphemy law from the statute books.

The law, which was drafted in the 1930s, had not been used for half a century, leading legislators to decide there was no longer a need for it.

Discussions over whether to formally abolish blasphemy restrictions in the Netherlands began a decade ago as part of a debate about the limits of freedom of expression.


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