Denmark has stolen children from their foreigner parents

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Lesson To Be Learned

In 1978 - even in Copenhagen, one didn't see Muslim immigrants.The Danish population embraced visitors, celebrated the exotic, went out of its way to protect each of its citizens. It was proud of its new brand of socialist liberalism, one in development since the conservatives had lost power in 1929 - a system where no worker had to struggle to survive, where one ultimately could count upon the state as in, perhaps, no other western nation at the time.The rest of Europe saw the Scandinavians as free-thinking, progressive and infinitely generous in their welfare policies. Denmark boasted low crime rates, devotion to the environment, a superior educational system and a history of humanitarianism. Denmark was also most generous in its immigration policies - it offered the best welcome in Europe to the new immigrant: generous welfare payments from first arrival plus additional perks in transportation, housing and education. It was determined to set a world example for inclusiveness and multiculturalism How could it have predicted that one day in 2005 a series of political cartoons in a newspaper would spark violence that would leave dozens dead in the streets - all because its commitment to multiculturalism would come back to bite? By the 1990's the growing urban Muslim population was obvious - and its unwillingness to integrate into Danish society was obvious. Years of immigrants had settled into Muslim-exclusive enclaves. As the Muslim leadership became more vocal about what they considered the decadence of Denmark's liberal way of life, the Danes - once so welcoming - began to feel slighted. Many Danes had begun to see Islam as incompatible with their long-standing values: belief in personal liberty and free speech, in equality for women, in tolerance for other ethnic groups and a deep pride in Danish heritage and history.The New York Post in 2002 ran an article by Daniel Pipes and Lars Hedegaard, in which they forecasted accurately that the growing immigrant problem in Denmark would explode. In the article they reported: 'Muslim immigrants constitute 5 percent of the population but consume upwards of 40 percent of the welfare spending.' 'Muslims are only 4 percent of Denmark's 5.4 million people but make up a majority of the country's convicted rapists, an especially combustible issue given that practically all the female victims are non-Muslim. Similar, if lesser, disproportions are found in other crimes. ''Over time, as Muslim immigrants increase in numbers, they wish less to mix with the indigenous population. A recent survey finds that only 5 percent of young Muslim immigrants would readily marry a Dane.' 'Forced marriages - promising a newborn daughter in Denmark to a male cousin in the home country, then compelling her to marry him, sometimes on pain of death - are one problem'. 'Muslim leaders openly declare their goal of introducing Islamic law once Denmark's Muslim population grows large enough - a not-that-remote prospect. If present trends persist, one sociologist estimates, every third inhabitant of Denmark in 40 years will be Muslim.' It is easy to understand why a growing number of Danes would feel that Muslim immigrants show little respect for Danish values and laws. An example is the phenomenon common to other European countries and the US: some Muslims in Denmark who opted to leave the Muslim faith have been murdered in the name of Islam, while others hide in fear for their lives. Jews are also threatened and harassed openly by Muslim leaders in Denmark, a country where once Christian citizens worked to smuggle out nearly all of their 7,000 Jews by night to Sweden - before the Nazis could invade.

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Mr.Manky said...

I have some sympathy for muslims in Denmark, because I think they're on the receiving end of most of Denmark's intolerance. But muslims in Denmark are also greatly to blame for their own problems. I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. What really annoys me though is how Denmark has chosen to create ONE set of integration rules, ONE policy to deal with all foreigners - of course they've centered all of this around muslims. That means that all of us can look forward to a blind system that treats us all like lowest common denominator.

Interesting blog btw - I too write about Denmark from a foreign perspective. I've linked to you.

kelly said...

What frustrates me about this debate is how it is framed.

The Muslims.

Really? Who are they then?

The debate frames these "other" as workshy or rude or criminal without actually doing the service of humanising the individuals. The Turks, the Nigerians, the Somalis, the Brits, the Pakistanis, the Iraqis, the Indonesians, the Danes... all these are subsets of the group "Muslim". Not to mention Old, Young, Male, Female, Married, Single, Working, Unemployed, Student...

If we are characterising *25% of the population of the world* based on some crude stereotypes based on a handful of urban experiences of anti-social dark skinned people then I think this needs to be admitted. Please.

Alexandru said...

Denmark is the model matrix for the New World. Every country should follow this model, according to danish beliefs. As the whole world knows, Denmark doesn't love foreigners, but used them in its political interests: for making danish born citizens (increasing the danish population) – therefore it steals them from their foreigner parents; or rise economicaly up this country. Denmark chose very carefuly its foreigner residents, whoever they are: muslims, EU citizens, americans, africans or asian people: to be able to pay the taxes – skat, or make children with danish aborigens. This should be for long term perspective in danish interest.
For sure Denmark doesn't want to save the world and give resident permits for foreigners to save them from poverty and giving them the non-ending happiness, not at all. Everything is politics.

BABS said...

You said: "Denmark is the model matrix for the New World."


you are scaring me.

Do they really really believe that??

Alexandru said...

@babs: At least danish people consider themselves the perfect nation on Earth, nobody is better than them. The rest of the World should do like them...
I recommend to read the writings of Philip Jones about Denmark, at