Denmark has stolen children from their foreigner parents

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Denmark fears of ethnic riots

MS-NBC published a report on the gang wars. Politiken reports on the government's anti-gang package, which includes deportation of criminal immigrants. The shootings have meanwhile forced the closure of a library, culture center and sports hall on Blågårdsgade (Blågård street), and stopped deliveries by a meal-on-wheels company (see here and here).

Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende reports that Copenhagen is on its way to becoming an American city. A survey of 1,016 residents conducts by Gallup shows that 60% of the residents say that there are places in the city where they wouldn't go. 48% of the women changed their behavior due to the gang-war.

Hanne-Vibeke Holst, who wrote about women and power and had gotten threats from both Muslim fundamentalist and right-wing groups, says that she's worried about the situation. The gang-war is an expression of an extreme, destructive patriarchal culture - where honor plays a role, with a violence spiral of revenge and counter-revenge, of protecting one's honor and not 'losing face'. It's a problem in all of society, she says, but certainly also a problem in Muslim cultures. But even normal Danes live in a culture where violence is the solution and is glamorized, as can be seen from Hollywood films and computer games.

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