No more Muslims, say DF leaders

Calls to stop Muslims at the border lead rivals to compare DF members to Nazis

January 27th, 2014 12:35 pm| by admin

Senior members of Dansk Folkeparti espoused the opinion that there are enough Muslims in Denmark and border controls should be established to stop more from entering the country.

DF’s defence spokesperson Marie Krarup said that the time has come to completely halt Muslim immigration.

“We should limit the size of the Muslim minority in Denmark,” Krarup wrote in a blog for Berlingske newspaper.

Anders Vistisen, number two on DF’s list of candidates for the European Parliament, agreed that the number of Muslims in Denmark should be limited.

DF’s citizenship spokesperson, Christian Langballe, couldn’t see how a total ban against Muslims could be put into place.

“It is impractical to call a complete halt, but I think that Muslim immigration must be limited,” he told Berlingske.

READ MORE: Danes: We are too tolerant of Muslims

Not official policy
The call for a complete ban to Muslim immigration does not exactly jibe with official DF policy.

Deputy party head Søren Espersen called calls by Holger Gorm Petersen, a local DF politician in Vejle to turn Muslims around at the border “silly and stupid”.

Espersen did say that he felt many Danes, especially those who live in the country away from the major cities, are uneasy with the amount of Muslims coming into Denmark.

“They look at Sweden, France, England and Germany and do not like what they see,” he said.

Espersen said that he had no problems with Islam as a religion, but was vehemently opposed to it as a political system.

DF party head Kristian Thulesen Dahl has declined to comment on his fellow party member’s statements.

Karina Lorentzen, the integration spokesperson for government coalition party Socialistisk Folkeparti, showed no such restraint and compared the opinions expressed by the DF members to Nazism.

“It is a sick mindset to identify all Muslims as a problem simply because they are Muslims,” Lorentzen said in a statement. “It is reminiscent of Hitler, who  identified Jews as a problem simply because of their religion.”

READ MORE: Far-right party accused of being a neo-Nazi cover

Lorentzen said she “was not surprised” by the statements.

“What is more surprising is that DF has been able to put a lid on these discriminatory attitudes that are now becoming visible,” she said.

The passengers on these boats are energetic people with big dreams (Photo by iStock)
Straight Up: So much noise about refugees: But why?
A lie can travel halfway around the world while truth is still putting on i...
Just 12 percent of substitute teachers qualified to teach (photo: iStock)
Substitute teacher numbers soaring following reforms
The number of substitute teachers being used by Danish public schools has i...
Today a piggy bank, tomorrow PriceWaterhouseCoopers (photo: iStock)
Kids getting less pocket money
Danish children are getting less pocket money than in the past, a study car...
Jenny in party mood after one of her visits to ‘Nannia’ (photo: Jenny Egsten-Ericson)
Fashion Jam: The wonderful world of ‘Nannia’
As a little girl I spent a lot of time in my grandmothers’ closets – es...
Giving can be so much fun
The joy of giving
Pupils from the Copenhagen-based international school Institute Sankt Josep...
There are no guarantees we'll get to witness the actual engagement again (photo: iStock)
October Events: Don’t miss the royal event of the year
Kronborg Castle is inviting everyone to the engagement party of the daughte...