Rise of the Danish Street
Flemming Rose, editor of the Jyyland Posten now on indefinite leave said:
“We are used to seeing ourselves as a permissive and open society on the side ofMeanwhile the leader of the People's Party, Pia Kjaersgaard, wrote that
the good, and it is shocking to see Danes as objects of hate," he said, adding "It's easier to be lenient when your neighbor looks like you, speaks the same language and has the same habits. People are willing to pay for a welfare state, but not for Ali who comes from 5,000 miles away."
the Islamic religious community here was populated with "pathetic and lying men
with worrying suspect views on democracy and women."
She added: "They are the enemy inside. The Trojan horse in Denmark. A kind of Islamic mafia."
Strong stuff from a party that is part of the ruling coalition. The Danes are pissed with a capital P. Brussels Journal has a fascinating translation of “We Are Being Pissed On,”an angry article by Per Nyholm, a journalist for the Jyylands Posten. Mr. Nyholm has more than just anger, he has a few policy recommendations:
“Perhaps the ambassadors that have been called home to fictitious consultations
in the Middle East should be told that they may spare themselves the cost of the
In so far as possible The Lying Imams probably ought to be expelled. And then we ought to make an effort to support those Muslims who in a difficult situation have proven themselves to be true Citizens.
We, for our part, have no wish to be a burden to the Arab governments. We will happily withdraw our soldiers, policemen and diplomats. If they think our money smells, we will retract our aid. Our trade must make do as well as it can. We promise to not bear a grudge and, in time, we will be glad to return, but we are through with the hypocrisy. We have better things to do than being pissed upon at our own expense.
Cut down our activities in the Middle East. The world holds plenty of other opportunities.”
Anger is not limited to editorial rooms and political party offices. It is simmering in the “Danish Street.”
About 25 Muslim graves in western Denmark were vandalized late Saturday night…Who is surprised?
When a Danish “youth” bludgeons an Imam with a crowbar, I wonder how many editors will decide not to publish pictures of the Imam’s bruised and swollen face, so as not to “provoke’ or “enrage” people (after all words can describe it just as well)? How many columnists will examine the “root causes” of Danish anger? How many politicians will demand greater efforts to address the alienation of the Danish Street? How many Muslim leaders will declare that this was the act of a single disturbed “youth” and in no way reflects on Danes as a whole? How many Imams will talk about opening dialogue to increase understanding?