Denmark denies citizenship to Islamist

An Islamist who wants to replace Danish democracy with an Islamic caliphate has had his citizenship application rejected by parliament’s Naturalization Committee.

Belal El-Khatib, 25, thinks that democracy’s time has passed and Denmark should be ruled by Islamic law.

Nevertheless, the Islamist went through the democratic process of formally applying for Danish citizenship. Democracy, however, worked against his favour on Monday as a majority of parliament’s Naturalization Committee (Indfødsretsudvalg) voted to reject his application.