Danish PM irks right-wing party by wishing Muslims a happy Eid – The Post

Danish PM irks right-wing party by wishing Muslims a happy Eid

“Inappropriate” says Dansk Folkeparti

The PM apparently should not be nice to Muslims (photo: Jenny Andersson)
July 7th, 2016 10:01 pm| by Ray W
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Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen today earned the ire of Kenneth Kristensen Berth, the citizenship spokesperson for right-wing party Dansk Folkeparti. He tweeted “Eid Mubarak” to Denmark’s Muslim population who are currently  ending their month-long fast over the period of Ramadan.

“I think it is very interesting that the prime minister wishes Muslims ‘Eid Mubarak’ now,” Berth told Ekstra Bladet. “He did not wish the 80 percent of Danes who are Christians a happy Easter.”

Berth said he guessed the PM felt it was “important to send this politically correct message”.

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Berth added that the Muslim population in Denmark is only about 5 percent and that Rasmussen never “inconvenienced himself” by wishing a happy Hannukah to “the Jews who have lived in Denmark for 400 years”.

“It is inappropriate,” said Berth “He is first and foremost the prime minister of the Danish population, which is 80 percent Christian.”

Islam taking over
Berth said that the PM’s tweet was “another sign that Islam is taking over too much of Denmark”.

Several other leaders have also wished ‘Eid Mubarak’ to Muslims in Western countries, including British PM David Cameron.