The Danish government today presented an amended bill banning the burning of copies of the Koran on its soil, following criticism of its first version.

“The draft law was narrowed down to specifically target the mistreatment of writings of particular religious significance,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Originally, the bill was to cover the burning of all objects of special religious significance.

The bill is now expected to be discussed at a meeting on November 14 by the Folketing, the Danish Parliament.

In late August, the government had announced it wanted to legislate on the issue after burning copies of the Koran on its soil sparked outrage in Muslim countries and threats to national security.

In Iraq, for example, hundreds of protesters, supporters of the religious leader Moqtada Sadr, tried in late July to march in the direction of the Danish embassy in Baghdad.

The first bill had provoked criticism from some, who considered it a return to the crime of blasphemy, and on the other from lawyers, who feared that there would be difficulties in its implementation.

“With the changes we are proposing today, the law will be easier to understand, including by the police and the courts,” Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard said in a statement, noting that the terrorist threat in the country has intensified.