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Submitted by Another Dane (Denmark), Oct 8, 2003 at 07:40

I´m a Dane livíng in the City of Odense, one of the cities with a high number of Muslim immigrants. I used to vote for left-winged parties, but changed my vote last time to obtain a leadership who took the problems seriously.

The new laws have helped. Since they were implemented we have faced a declining number of newcomers. The situation with those already here, however, is still problematic.

Acording to the newest birth statistics 14% of all children born came from immigrant families. And this number does not include those children born in families with a muslim father and a Danish mother. Within 10 years the number of young muslims will increase by 3 times the current level. Almost half the young immigrants have trouble speaking the language and choose to live in areas where a strict muslim identity can be kept.

More and more muslims use religion to define their identity. More girls use veils and the young men return to the mosques in high numbers

I´m not a religious person, but the present of Islam makes me realize the qualty of western religious thinking.
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