Denmark has stolen children from their foreigner parents

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Museum to house 'historic' Danish Muhammad cartoons

The Royal Library in Copenhagen has agreed to house controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad which were published in a Danish newspaper and created a wave of global protest in which more than 50 people were killed.

The caricatures were published in Danish newspapers in September, 2005, outraging Muslims and causing fatal demonstrations in Afghanistan and Somalia. Danish and European embassies were attacked in the Middle and Far East.

The Museum of Danish Cartoon Art, part of the Royal Library founded in the 17th century, would not disclose whether the cartoons would be put on show.

“We hope we can secure all of the works to preserve them for the future. The caricatures have become a part of Danish history,” Jytte Kjaergaard, a Royal Library spokeswoman, told The Art Newspaper.

The caricatures will be stored as historic artefacts alongside documents such as some of the original manuscripts of Martin Luther.

Kasem Said Ahmad, a spokesman for the Danish Muslim Society, which lead the initial campaign against the cartoons, said the decision was provocative but that his group would attempt to ignore the decision to treat the cartoons as historic documents.

"We will not be holding any demonstrations as we got nothing from the Danish courts when we tried to sue the newspapers. We will ignore all provocations in future."

The library is holding advanced talks with several of the artists who produced the drawings, but an agreement has yet to be reached. Several of the cartoonists have said they will donate their controversial drawings to the museum free of charge, but the library may have to negotiate a fee for some of the works.

One of the caricatures has already been sold to a private buyer with the revenue being donated to charity.

“We have generally agreed that we want a museum to have the works, but everyone still has to take a final decision for himself,” Claus Seidel, one of the cartoonists and head of the Danish cartoonists’ association, said.

“Nobody wants to make a lot of money, some of us are even willing to donate the works,” he said.

One of the cartoons that incited rioting across the Muslim world depicted the Prophet’s head on the body of a dog; another showed him with a bomb concealed in his turban.

The pictures were first printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllyands-Posten before being reproduced in Austria, Norway, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Protests from governments across the Islamic world were followed by increasingly violent street protests which saw the Danish Embassy in Damascus burnt down.

Three men who protested at the Danish Embassy in London were sentenced to six-year jail terms for incitement to murder and another was found guilty of inciting race hatred.

Source: Times Online

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The World's most Expensive Beer

The new brew from Carlsberg is now the proud owner of the title of world's most expensive beer. The Carlsberg Vintage No.1 costs close to $400 a bottle (2,008 Danish kroner or $396.47 to be exact). The beer will be sold in just three Copenhagen restaurants, including Noma. Why so expensive? The 10.5 percent proof beer is a very limited edition of just 600 bottles. It has been stored in French and Swedish wooden casks and has a deep brown color. The tasting notes reveal prune, caramel and vanilla flavors making it a natural pairing for cheeses and desserts. So far there are no plans to export Vintage No. 1.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Carslberg bought Scottish & Newcastle

The Danish brewer Carlsberg and the Dutch brewer Heineken have jointly offered 15,4 billion dollars to purchase the British brewer Scottish & Newcastle after a three-month battle that hinged on control of the British brewer's fast-growing Russian assets. Carlsberg hopes to strengthen its position in Russia, while Heineken will focus on Western Europe.
Carlsberg and Heineken said they offered 800 pence a share in cash for Edinburgh-based S&N, the maker of Foster's beer and Strongbow cider. That's 26 percent more than the closing price on Oct. 16, the day before the largest Danish and Dutch brewers said they were considering an offer. Carlsberg is paying 54.5 percent of the total and Heineken the remainder.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Flexicurity and the Danish model

Per Kongshøj Madsen, one of the fathers of the flexicurity Danish model, from the CARMA centre of the University of Aalborg, writes an excellent synthesis about flexicurity (flexibility and security) and the Danish model. You will learn what are the 4 pillars of flexicurity, and have a balanced view on the Danish model, far from the excessive views of those who worship it and those who hates it. This paper has been prepared for the European Employment Observatory, and is a Danish contribution to the EEO Autumn Review 2006 ‘Flexicurity’.

The article can be read here (PDF format).

Monday, January 07, 2008

Misery Harbour

"Love and murder, murder and love.
These are the only things worth writing about"
Aksel Sandemose

The drama is adapted from the semi-autobiographical fiction "A refugee crosses his tracks" (En flyktning krysser sitt spor) (1933) of Danish-norwegian author Aksel Sandemose (1899-1965), the father of Janteloven. Misery Harbor (Flugten fra Jante) concerns Espen, an introverted young author in love with a young woman named Jenny. The storyline is fascinating, showing how Espen gets to learn that the norm from his hometown, Jante, basically saying that you aren't supposed to believe you are anything, exists in other places as well.

A young writer named Espen Arnakke tells the story of his escape from the small Danish town of Jante. Espen boards a ship headed to Newfoundland, but the harsh conditions on board makes him jump ship, and he ends up in the little town of Misery Harbour. There he meets the girl of his dreams. But his passion shifts to jealousy when one of the men from the ship mysteriously appears in town, and sets out to make Espen's life a misery.

Misery Harbor is a Canadian and Norwegian co-production, must to be seen, to find out the Danish philosophy of life.

Friday, January 04, 2008

9/11 Truth at TV2

TV2 station in Denmark had a live broadcast on "Good Morning, Denmark" with Professor in chemistry, Niels Harrit and the creator of the largest 9/11 Forum in Denmark, Jakob Hede Madsen about the 9/11 events.
The interview is with english subtitles.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Reamonn and Europe in Sibiu, Romania

The most famous bands Reamonn from Germany (lead by the Irish Rea Garvey) and Europe from Sweden had a fabulous concert in Sibiu, Romania at New Year's Eve, 2008.

The Raemonn band played the most famous songs, Tonight (video), Starship (video), Serpentine, from their last album "Wish", Supergirl (video), Allright. The first song in the concert can be viewed here.
Uwe Bossert, the guitar player from the Reamonn band played a splendid solo guitar (video). Also, Gomezz played a wonderful solo drums (video). The concert was about 1 hour long.

Europe had a wonderful 75 minutes concert in Sibiu, Romania at New Year's Eve 2008, just after midnight. The opening song of the concert was Love is Not the Enemy (video) followed by Let the Children Play (video) from their last album "Secret Society". The band played 12 songs , among them the well known , Superstitious (video), Carrie (video), Girl from Lebanon, Yesterday's News, Cherokee, and in the end The Final Count Down (video) followed by a magnificent fireworks.