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Don't blame the Danes.

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Submitted by J.Shearer (United Kingdom), Aug 27, 2002 at 16:09

Daniel Pipes and Lars Hedegaard correctly highlight the problem that Europe faces now, and in the near future with much greater intensity.

What is not clear is, if the 'rotten in Denmark' alludes to measures taken by the new government, or to its half-hearted implementation. I take it that it is the latter. But if this be the case, then the authors are somewhat harsh in their indictment. Denmark is a very small country with nowhere near the resources or power that are at the disposal of America. Yet it is the only one I know, that has taken the correct response viz., in trying to limit the size of the Muslim population within its frontiers.

America, which after all has been the victim before and on 9/11, has yet to take this approach. If America would do as Denmark has attempted, then it will embolden the entire Western world to do the same and in a much more coherent manner. It is worth pointing out that Denmark's approach does not involve war against Iraq and other Arab/Muslim states.

Throughout the centuries Islam has profited by expanding into affluent areas of the world such as Iran, Iraq, China and India and reducing them to destitution. Its previous invasions into Europe have always been repulsed.

But now, through immigration, both legal and illegal and a huge demographic growth rate, the seizure of the Western world is a distinct possibility. Indeed Muslim spokesmen loudly proclaim this. If the Western world adopts Denmark's approach, it will inflict a catastrophic defeat to Islam and may well cause its downfall, for the reason that this ideology has to grow at others expense, just to sustain itself.

The objection to such an approach is that in America, the constitution bars the limitation of freedoms of any individual or group of people, on the basis of religion. But it is worth remembering that the tolerance of the US constitution does not extend to people who would destroy the very concept of tolerance to all.

Moreover as the Muslim population increases it will quite likely reject the US constitution on the grounds that is manmade, and in any case is trumped by an earlier and divine constitution –the Koran. If it then came to amendments or reformation of either of these two documents, then it is the US constitution, which has a history of amendments, that will modified in favour of Islam, rather then the Koran, which has no such precedent.

Perhaps Denmark, in a small way, is indicating the approach that the Western world should take.
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