Has DENMARK Learned A Lesson?
By Susan MacAllen
In 1978-79, I was living and studying in Denmark.
But in 1978 – even in Copenhagen – one never saw any 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 the 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.
By the 1990’s the growing urban Muslim population was obvious – as was its unwillingness to integrate into Danish society.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.
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 their streets – all because its commitment to multiculturalism would come back to bite them?
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.
An article by Daniel Pipes and Lars Hedegaard, in which they accurately forecast, that the growing immigrant problem in Denmark would explode.
“Muslim immigrants constitute 5% of the population, but consume upwards of 40% of the welfare spending.’ ‘Muslims are only 5 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 (White Danish women). Similar, if lesser disproportions are found in other crimes.”
“Over time, as Muslim immigrants increase in numbers, they wished less to mix with the indigenous population. A recent survey found 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.
[In showing “gratitude” for unearned income (WELFARE) — courtesy of hardworking Danish citizens — these incompatible foreign “guests” have much leisure time to create havoc on Denmark’s ancient streets.]
An example, is the phenomenon common to other European countries and Canada. 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.
I think of my Danish friend, Elsa – who, as a teenager, had dreaded crossing the street to the bakery every morning under the eyes of occupying Nazi soldiers – and, I wonder what she would say today!
[Editor’s Note: Get your wallet$ out — Danish Citizens — yet, more uninvited foreign guests are on their way to partake of your foolish generosity.
[Updated 2013: The ‘beat’ goes on.
DENMARK Update to September, 2014:
In 2001, Denmark elected the most conservative government in some 70 years – one that had some decidedly, non-generous ideas about liberal, unfettered immigration.
Today, Denmark has the strictest immigration policies in Europe. (Its effort to protect itself has been met with accusations of ‘racism’ by the liberal media across Europe – even as other governments struggle to right the social problems wrought by years of too-lax immigration.)
If you wish to become a Danish citizen now, you must attend three years of language classes.You must pass a test on Denmark’s history, culture, and a Danish language test .
You must live in Denmark for 7 years before applying for citizenship.
You must demonstrate an intent to work, and have a job waiting. If you wish to bring a spouse into Denmark, you must both be over 24 years of age, and you won’t find it so easy anymore to move your friends and family to Denmark with you.
You will not be allowed to build a mosque in Copenhagen. Although your children have a choice of some 30 Arabic culture and language schools in Denmark, they will be strongly encouraged to assimilate to Danish society in ways that previous immigrants were not.
In 2006, the Danish minister for employment, Claus Hjort Frederiksen, spoke publicly of the burden of Muslim immigrants on the Danish welfare system … and it was horrifying.
The government’s welfare committee had calculated that if immigration from Third-World countries were blocked … then 75% of the cuts needed to sustain the huge welfare system in coming decades — would be unnecessary.
In other words, the welfare system, as it existed, was being exploited by immigrants to the point of eventually bankrupting the government. “We are simply forced to adopt a new policy on immigration”.
“The calculations of the welfare committee are terrifying and show how unsuccessful the integration of immigrants has been up to now,” he said.
A large thorn in the side of Denmark’s imams, is the Minister of Immigration and Integration, Rikke Hvilshoj.
She makes no bones about the new policy toward immigration — ‘The number of foreigners coming to the country makes a difference,’ Hvilshoj says, “There is an inverse correlation between how many come here and how well we can receive the foreigners that come”.
And on Muslim immigrants needing to demonstrate a willingness to blend in, “In my view, Denmark should be a country with room for different cultures and religions. Some values, however, are more important than others. We refuse to question democracy, equal rights, and freedom of speech.”
Hvilshoj has paid a price for her show of backbone.
Perhaps to test her resolve, the leading radical imam in Denmark, Ahmed Abdel Rahman Abu Laban, demanded (shakedown?) that the government pay blood money to the family of a Muslim who was murdered in a suburb of Copenhagen, stating that the family’s thirst for revenge ‘could be thwarted with money’.
When Hvilshoj (Minister of Immigration and Integration) dismissed his demand, he argued that in Muslim culture the payment of retribution money was common, to which Hvilshoj replied that what is done in a Muslim country is not necessarily what is done in Denmark.
The Muslim “reply” came soon after:
Her house was TORCHED while she, her husband and children slept.
All managed to escape unharmed, but she and her family were moved to a secret location, and she and other ministers were assigned bodyguards for the first time – in a country where such murderous violence…. was once so scarce..
Her government has slid to the right, and her borders have tightened.
Many believe that — what happens in the next decade — will determine whether Denmark survives as a bastion of good living, humane thinking and social responsibility… or whether it becomes a nation at civil war with supporters of Sharia law.
And meanwhile, here in Canada, Canadians clamor for stricter immigration policies, and demand an end to state welfare programs that allow many immigrants to live on OUR public dole.
As we — Canadians — look at the enclaves of Muslims amongst us, and see those who enter our shores too easily — who dare live on our taxes — who refuse to embrace our culture — nor respect our traditions — nor participate in our legal system, or obey our laws — nor speak our language, or appreciate our history…. then we would do well to look to DENMARK, and say a prayer for her future…. and for our own.
A Danish News Blog in English, Danish and Swedish (bottom of page) is found here: http://www.d-intl.com/?lang=en/
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