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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
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Submitted by Danish/American (United States), Mar 22, 2006 at 23:30

Sarah, no dear, you do not offend me in any way with these questions. I will answer them to the best of my ability. I will also speak with my mother as she is almost to the point of obsession with the whole fiasco. She is an encyclopedia of all the laws trying to be passed, and things going on in the government with this situation.

What is the Danish government doing in this situation. Danes are not being able to go out and the government is sitting on the issue, doing nothing?

The government has started cracking down hard on certain laws. I am not sure if this one is passed yet, but I think if not, it will be...Many of the Muslims who are arrested and convicted of various crimes (and these also include crimes against their own people..such as the 'honor killings') are committed by the youth..teenagers, and most by males. If a family member is convicted of a crime now the entire family will be kicked out of the country after the jail term is carried out. There was just a trial of two Muslim young men who murdered a Danish man, both were convicted. One was born in Denmark and the other had been in Denmark since before the age of one. They recieved eight years in prison and upon the end of the term, both are to be kicked out of Denmark, never to return. Even the one born there. They have a new law concerning marriages, I believe any Muslim must be at least 24 years of age before he/she is allowed to be married (the age may be a bit off, but I know it's in the 20 yrs group). There are many laws on the table right now. And as expected, they are being called racist laws. But you muct take into consideration, the Danish government and police force have never had to deal with the crimes and the volumes and visciousness of many of the crimes they are now faced with.

what are the other deadly weapons they have that the Danes are not being able to face the Muslims? (Aren't this 95% Danes healthy? I don't think they starve!) Is drawing cartoon the only thing that they can do in situation like this?

Guns are illegal in Denmark. And in all the time I have spent in Denmark, I can tell you that even back then (I was there last in '89) there were not many places where one had to worry about the need for weapons. There were a few rough places (bars mostly) in Copenhagen, where there were small groups of 'skinheads' and some anti-American pro Nazi young men (idiots actually). These were places my father LOVED to go into..him being an American soldier. I don't recall him ever getting into any physical confrontations, him and my youngest uncle would go to these bars, the pro-Nazi cowards would stare him down, try to intimidate and what not, but my father would not be intimidated and him and my uncle would stay and drink until THEY felt like leaving. My ancestors (vikings) were a violent people alot of times, but somewhere, sometime, the Danes became a passive people.
The cartoon drawings were a challenge by an author who was writing a book for children to educate Danish kids on Islam. When he could not find one single artist to draw illustrations for this book, he put the challenge in the newspaper. The cartoonists who submitted the drawings are well known artists, who normally draw political cartoons..featuring the Queen and her husband, the royal families of Europe as well as any presidents in the US. It's their style, to show hwo the average person views things going on in the world, things world leaders do/say. And like it or not, considering all the suicide bombers, the suicide piolets of 9/11, all the deaths that have occured over the last few decades, the average person views Muslims as a religion of bombing and killing..hence the turbomb drawing. When I think back to my childhood..in the 70s and 80s and recall the first times I ever remember hearing of Iran or Iraq or the middle east..what comes to mind? For me, the 40 hostages that were finally set free when Jimmy Carter was president. The murders of the Isrealies at the Olympics. It's been suicide bombings and blowing up buildings and the likes ever since. And I do hate that for the Muslims who do not agree with these actions, but this is what we see every day.

My question to you, why Danish government is not kicking these Muslims out of the country? Why? Please tell me, we all need to know.

They have and many either do not leave or they make it back into the country. Bogus documents are easily obtained nowdays. And I am sure many Danes, my mother included, are asking the same questions you are. All I can say for sure is the Danish people are getting very upset with the whole situation. Which is why the Prime Minister is constantly under attack by the UN...he too, wants the country back to the way it was.

I wish I could answer your questions better Sarah. I will research more and get back with you.

Take care.

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