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2017

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

19

Sep

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Danish politicians of Turkish descent forced to resign ahead of local elections

Two Danish politicians of Turkish descent, known for their active involvement in local politics, were forced to resign ahead of the upcoming local elections on Nov. 21 due to their activities on social media, reports said Thursday. Furesö Municipal Councilor Neslihan Diksan from the Social Democratic Party and Silkeborg Municipal Councilor Mustafa Kellegöz resigned from […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Daily Sabah

12

Sep

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Danish police accused of brutality against Polish football fans

The media in Poland has blasted the Danish police for using extreme force against Polish fans who were in Copenhagen to watch their team play Denmark in the World Cup qualifier last Friday. Several Polish news outlets, including Super Express, Fakt24 and Gazeta Polska, condemned the Danish police for overreacting when a group of Polish […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: CPH POST

11

Sep

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Denmark: No room for refugees from UN this year

Denmark’s minority center-right government doesn’t want to accept any refugees this year that come in under a U.N. quota system, an official said Saturday. The U.N. refugee agency has made deals with countries, including Denmark, to take in a number of refugees each year. Since 1989, Denmark has accepted about 500 such refugees every year. But […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: ABC NEWS

2016

07

Oct

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Danish court stops book of ex-intelligence chief

Danish court stops book of ex-intelligence chief A Danish court has ordered two large Danish media outlets and 40 bookstores across the country not to publish or sell a book based on interviews with Denmark’s former domestic intelligence agency chief, Jakob Scharf. The court injunction was made at the request of Denmark’s Security and Intelligence […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: New York Times

12

May

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Danish man faces terror charges after posting Isis videos on Facebook

A Danish man faces charges for comments made on Facebook threatening terrorist acts. The Justice Department’s indictment said he had posted videos produced by Isis on Facebook along with captions making threats in English and Arabic against infidels, lapsed Muslims and spies. The 19-year-old has been charged with threatening to commit terror at the request […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Independent