Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said on Tuesday that he will convene MPs from across the political spectrum to discuss Islamic extremism following a string of controversial comments from religious leaders.

The recent TV2 documentary 'Mosques behind the veil' (Moskeerne bag sløret) has created a heated debate across Denmark that on Tuesday reached the highest level of government, with the PM saying he would work with parliament to find a way to combat extreme religious views.

The documentary from broadcaster TV2 showed hidden camera footage from inside Denmark's eight largest mosques, including clips showing imams condoning the stoning of adulterers and calling on parents to physically punish children who do not pray.

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