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What to make of A.M.Kalinin's comment?

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Submitted by james (Australia), Nov 5, 2003 at 22:30

A.M.Kalinin said:

"The rot is not with the Muslims. The rot is with the Danes. If they won't get a grip on themselves, decisively and painfully, they will lose Denmark. It is that simple. And what will the Danes do then? Go to America, of course!!"

What on earth does s/he mean?

1) The first assertion is that the rot is not with the Muslims, but with the Danes.

Hang on a moment, who's country is being invaded here? Saudi Arabia? Please! A right to self defense and free speech in their home country!

2) S/he then states that if THEY "...won't get a grip on themselves, decisively and painfully, they will lose Denmark".

I think all Danes can take that as a threat. But it isn't clear what the threat actually means. Does A.M.Kalinin mean that the Danes should become less tolerant of the Muslims in order to rid themselves of the problem? Or does s/he mean that the Danes should become more tolerant, because if they don't they "...will lose Denmark"?

3) Lastly A.M.Kalinin says that the Danes will then all go to America.

I think this comment is absolutely absurd and the only ring of truth s/he has unwittingly unearthed is that Islam is potentially a problem in USA too.
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