Denmark struggles to survive

Salute the Danish Flag – it’s a Symbol of Western Freedom by Susan MacAllenIn 1978-9 I was living and studying in Denmark. But 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 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. 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 U.S
.: 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.

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
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 Danish, 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 past immigrants weren’t.

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,  75 percent 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 Hvilshøj. She makes no bones about the new policy
toward immigration, “The number of foreigners coming to the country makes a
difference,” Hvilshøj 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 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 for money. When Hvilshoj 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, Canadians clamor for stricter immigration policies, and
demand an end to state welfare programs that allow many immigrants to live
on the public dole. As we in Canada look at the enclaves of Muslims amongst
us, and see those who enter our shores too easily, dare live on our taxes,
yet refuse to embrace our culture, respect our traditions, participate in
our legal system, obey our laws, speak our language, appreciate our history
. . we would do well to look to Denmark, and say a prayer for her future and
for our own..


4 Responses to “Denmark struggles to survive”

  1. Truth will prevail says:

    “Denmark (Germany) struggles to survive…

    . . we would do well to look to Denmark , and say a prayer for her future and for our own… and most of all embrace their strict immigration policies RIGHT NOW… ACT NOW or else….
    Chaos and total destruction descends…

  2. Truth will prevail says:

    I want my country back!

    Ingrid Carlqvist ICLA Speech, European Parliament July 9 2012

  3. Truth will prevail says:

    Rather harsh and hurtful on the German language …
    but I deeply feel with him (and all British), we all prefer singing our own tune… so let’s quit that freemason wet dream of “universal brotherhood” “multicultural” EU – BS…

    (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony composed for freemasons? )

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