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Denmark

2018

31

May

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Denmark passes law banning burqa and niqab

Denmark has joined several European countries in banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, in a move condemned by human rights campaigners as “neither necessary nor proportionate”. In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees on Thursday, Danish lawmakers approved the law presented by Denmark’s centre-right governing coalition. The […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Guardian

21

May

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Danish integration minister calls Ramadan ‘dangerous’, ‘unsustainable’

Despite the fact that Ramadan is only observed by practicing Muslims, it can also impact the rest of Danish society, Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg of the Liberal Party wrote in an opinion piece published by the BT daily, urging Muslims to take a vacation on Ramadan in order not to endanger the lives of fellow Danes. According to Støjberg, who is known for her hardline stance in immigration […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Sputnik , Sputnik News

12

Feb

Socialdemokratiets formand Mette Frederiksen, gruppeformand Henrik Sass Larsen, politisk ordfører Nicolai Wammen, udenrigsordfører Nick Hækkerup og udlændinge- og integrationsordfører Mattias Tesfaye præsenterer udlændingeudspil i partiets gruppeværelse på Christiansborg, mandag den 5. februar 2018... (Foto: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Scanpix 2018)

Denmark’s Social Democrats want to cap ‘non-Western’ asylum seekers

Denmark’s Social Democrats, part of the left-wing opposition and the country’s largest party, on Monday proposed slashing the number of “non-Western” foreigners allowed into the EU member state. “We want to introduce a cap on the number of non-Western foreigners who can come to Denmark,” Social Democrats leader Mette Frederiksen said in a 44-page document […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Local

08

Feb

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Denmark to become latest European nation to ban the burqa

The Danish Ministry of Justice has put out a press release indicating that the government is looking to place a ban on full-face Islamic veils and levy a fine on violators. The Ministry of Justice wrote, “In Denmark, we will meet each other properly – face to face,” and added that in order to properly […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: BREITBART

2017

20

Dec

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Refugees should be sent home even if they have jobs, says Danish immigration official

A Danish MP has called for all refugees, even those with jobs, to be deported from the country once their home nations are deemed “safe”. Marcus Knuth, an immigration spokesman for the governing Liberal (Venstre) party, said all people who have been granted asylum in Denmark should be made to go back to their country of origin regardless […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Independent

27

Nov

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Algerian dies during deportation by Danish police

An Algerian man has died two days after he was treated “roughly” by Danish police on board an aircraft while being deported to Paris, Anadolu reported on Friday. A report in the Danish tabloid Extra Bladet said that the 34-year-old was escorted by police to Copenhagen Airport on Monday for deportation. A struggle apparently took place which lasted 30 […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Middle East Monitor

20

Nov

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Denmark discusses ban on ‘Muslim beard’ ahead of elections

Doctors sporting full beards should not be allowed to practice in Danish hospitals, the right-wing Danish People’s Party has said, arguing voluminous facial hair is a clear manifestation of Islamic faith. The comments caused a huge social media backlash. The idea was recently floated by Henrik Thorup, a top Danish People’s Party (DF) candidate in […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: RT

11

Oct

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Denmark frees Istanbul attacker’s alleged collaborator

An alleged collaborator of the main suspect in the Istanbul New Year’s nightclub attack was released in Denmark on Tuesday, according to Danish police. Southeast Jutland Police Headquarters said in a statement that Ibrahimjon Asparov, 42, was released after being held since July. The statement said the Uzbek-origin suspect had been held due to an […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Anadolu Agency

06

Oct

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Denmark joins European nations in banning niqad, burka

Denmark will join other European countries banning full-face covering, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen of Denmark’s liberal party that leads a center-right governing coalition says a law proposal was not aimed at any religions or a ban of scarfs, turbans or kippa, the traditional Jewish skull cap. Ellemann-Jensen spoke […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Daily Mail

28

Sep

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Denmark’s immigration minister uses cartoon of Prophet Mohammad as iPad background

On Tuesday, Danish Immigration, Integration and Housing Minister Inger Stojberg published a polemic portrayal of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad on social media. The caricature portrays the religion’s founder with a bomb fuse burning down on his turban and was one of the dozen published by the right-wing Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in 2005 that caused international outcry […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Deutsche Welle