Category Archives: Denmark

Sharia Scare as Quarter of Copenhagen’s Immigrant Youths Ready to Override Law

The percentage of non-Western immigrants’ descendants who hold democracy in high esteem is falling, whereas more of their peers are prepared to override Danish law for other customs and traditions, a new Integration Barometer in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen has shown.

Among young Copenhageners aged 18-29, a waning belief in democracy is manifest. Furthermore, a quarter non-Western immigrants in the Danish capital believe religious laws should be followed even if they are contrary to Danish law, Danish Radio reported, fueling fears of growing radicalization.


Denmark may have to accept return of Isis militants: report

Statements made by Defence Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen suggest that Denmark may be required to accept the return of citizens who have fought for the group, reports broadcaster DR.

Several hundred Isis fighters are currently imprisoned in Syria, where the movement has gradually been subdued in recent years. A number of the captured individuals are Danes.

“We are working on finding out how many there are. We must then take a look at their cases,” Frederiksen told DR Nyheder.

The minister’s statements come after a meeting between countries taking part in a military coalition against Isis, including Denmark. The United Stated reportedly made it clear it would prefer home countries of the militants to take them back.


Denmark set to ban Islamic veils after minister declares them ‘incompatible with our values’

The Danish government on Tuesday proposed a ban on Islamic full-face veils such as the niqab and burqa in public spaces, making it likely to become the next European country to restrict the wearing of the religious garment.

‘It is incompatible with the values in Danish society and disrespectful to the community to keep one’s face hidden when meeting each other in public spaces,’ Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen said in a statement.

‘With a ban on covering the face, we are drawing a line in the sand and underlining that in Denmark we show each other trust and respect by meeting face to face,’ he added.


Danish minister: We have lost and have been silenced by Islam and its fundamentalist followers

“Could you imagine that an actor in Denmark standing with his middle finger outstretched at the sky screaming ‘stupid bastard’ at Allah? … Under no circumstances! We all know what would happen. Hysterical protests about crimes against Muslim’s religious feelings. Demonstrations against the play. Vandalism. Death threats against actors and director. It would never be allowed. The point is that we have lost. We have become scared by a religion whose fanatics have threatened us to silence.”


Danish school cancels Christmas to avoid ‘preaching’ to non-Christian children

Syria Week at the same Danish school.

Parents of local children, education officials and leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary school after it chose to cancel the traditional Christmas service, due to the presence of students of immigrant backgrounds.

“We took the decision because we have children who are not Protestant,” Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, a town of fewer than 5,000 people in eastern Denmark, wrote in an intranet posting earlier this month.


Assimilation vs. Parallel Societies – The Danish Experience with Jews and Muslims

Denmark of the mid-nineteenth century set a marvelous example of community relations and brotherhood based on mutual respect. It was possible because a small minority had seen how it was incumbent upon them to win the respect of their neighbors. In today’s topsy-turvy world, Denmark and other nations are struggling to maintain their noble traditions and culture in the face of provocation from a militant minority of Muslim immigrants that is seeking to impose its will and culture/religion on the majority.

Until the mid-1980s, Denmark was still, along with Iceland and Portugal, the most homogeneous (some observers would therefore conclude the most boring) country in Europe. The population was almost entirely of ethnic Danish origin, speaking Danish and overwhelmingly members of the state Lutheran church (or non-observant) with no significant cultural, linguistic, ethnic or religious minorities. The only historical dispute involving a neighboring country with claims to kinship with a minority in the country involved the German community in South Jutland (also known as South Schleswig). Relations between Germany and Denmark over their respective minority populations were settled in a number of agreements following World War II and ended the only minor irritant among NATO members. Both minorities received assurances of full civil rights and establishing cultural institutions to maintain their respective identities (see Danish Dilemmas: South Schleswig after World War II; The Danish-German Border Crisis of 1945-1950) World Affairs Journal. No immigrant group was ‘visible’ except a tiny Jewish community in Copenhagen and ethnic Greenlanders who were all Danish citizens and Danish speaking.

This began to radically change in the 1980s when large numbers of immigrants received the right to settle and work in the country to fill a shortage of labor.

h/t Marvin


Female Imam of Denmark’s 1st Female Mosque threatened with release of revenge porn by Muslim MP

Danish MP accused of threatening female imam with ‘revenge porn’

Sherin Khankan, the founder of Scandinavia’s first female-led mosque, has accused Conservative MP Naser Khader of threatening to release “deeply personal and private” photos that she had sent to him while they were in a romantic relationship.

Khankan told Berlingske on Friday that Khader has tried to intimidate her into silence by hinting that he would release the intimate photos.

According to Khankan, she and Khader had a short relationship in 1999 and during that time she sent the Conservative MP photos of “a deeply personal and private character”. 


17yo Danish girl gets 8 years in prison for plotting school bomb attacks

A Danish girl who was found guilty of planning bomb attacks on two schools when she was 15 has received two additional years on her prison sentence, after appealing her verdict. She claims she became interested in ISIS because it was “exciting.”

The girl in question, Natascha Colding-Olsen, from the town of Kundby, appeared not to have been living an ordinary teenage life after she made headlines in 2016 under grim circumstances. Back then, the girl was arrested and charged with planning attacks on the schools after acquiring chemicals for making bombs.

She became the first female in Denmark’s history to be charged with terrorism.


Aarhus man gets prison sentence for making bomb in basement

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by Denmark’s High Court for making and possessing a bomb.

Somalian citizen Libaan Ahmed Warsame has also been sentenced with conditional deportation from Denmark.

Though the 25-year-old’s intended purpose for the bomb remains unclear, he has been linked to gang violence in Denmark’s second city.


Doctors Without Beards: Danish Party Steps Out Against ‘Concessions to Islam’

In the weeks before the upcoming regional and municipal election in Denmark, the parties involved have stepped up their rhetoric in a bid to gain more votes. The right-wing Danish People’s Party gained media attention with its proposals to prohibit doctors from wearing ‘Islamic’ beards and to ban foreigners from local elections altogether.