DF says no to more Danish Muslims

Dansk Folkeparti wants to end Muslim immigration

December 17th, 2013 8:00 am| by admin

Dansk Folkeparti (DF) will vote against the bi-annual citizenship law that will grant Danish citizenship to around 1,600 individuals later this week because the list contains the names of too many Muslim immigrants.

Only parliament can confer citizenship through law, which is done twice a year, but DF does not want to confer citizenship to the the 422 Iraqis and Afghanis who have otherwise fulfilled all the necessary requirements.

DF argues that Denmark risks being taken over by Muslims and that the soon-to-be Danes ought to instead go home and build up their respective countries.

READ MORE: Danish "hateparty" advert condemned

Roundly condemned
The decision has been widely criticised, even by fellow right-wing parties Liberal Alliance and lead opposition party Venstre.

"I don't think that we can differentiate between people simply because they come from a country where the majority of citizens are Muslims," Venstre spokesperson Jan Jørgensen told Politiken.

Liberal Alliance also condemned the move, while Johanne Schmidt Nielsen from the far-left party Enhedslisten said it was "pure discrimination".

READ MORE: We are not just the foreigner hating party

DF: Too many Muslims
DF's Christian Langballe says his party wants to end all immigration from Islamic and non-Western countries.

"We think that too many people from Islamic countries and the Muslim world immigrate to Denmark and are given citizenship, so it's up to other people to argue their case," Langballe told Politiken.

Earlier this year, Dansk Folkeparti was sued after the party ran an advert with the names of around 700 new citizens with the warning that one might be a terrorist.

Emergency preparedness has been high on the agenda for Christensen (on chopper) this week (photo: Anders Ygeman)
Defence minister calls for more emergency centres
In the wake of the refugee crisis and Paris terror attack, the defence mini...
Do the right thing this Christmas (photo: iStock)
Police stepping up drink driving campaign for Christmas season
With the festive season of Christmas on the immediate horizon, the police a...
(Photo by Joachim Adrian)
The pioneer of ‘ghetto pop’, but the jury’s still out
LUKAS GRAHAM Lukas Graham Forchhammer and his band are one of Denmark’...
Photo by Jens Petersen
Today’s Date: Birth of an empress
On this day in 1847, a Danish princess was born who would go on to become a...
(Photo by Martin Paul Eve)
Leftfield by name and nature
LEFTFIELD One for all the 1990s babies in Copenhagen – a new-look Left...
Vilhelm Hammershøi at home, trying to smile for the camera (photo: Det Kongelige Bibliotek)
The establishment found him weird, today he is universally revered
In 19th century Copenhagen, the respected art critic Karl Madsen called the...