Jewish-Muslim biker club keeping watch over cemetery
On 9 November, 82 years ago, the Nazi persecution of the Jews was escalated in the pogrom known as Kristallnacht.
Last year, the anniversary was marked by the desecration of 84 graves at a Jewish cemetery in Randers – an act that shocked people around the world.
To prevent anything similar taking place this year, members of the motorcycle club Muju and Co could be found patrolling the Jewish section of the Vestre Kirkegård in Copenhagen.
The club describes itself as the world’s first Jewish-Muslim biker club, with the aim of promoting “understanding, unity and interest in motorcycles among religious-ethnic minorities”.
Dan, the club’s chairman, told DR that “we try to challenge some of the prejudices that Jews and Muslims have a hard time with each other”. He said he took enormous pride in the actions of the club’s members working to protect Copenhagen’s cemeteries.
“The fact that Danish Muslims walk around and show their sympathy for a place like this, and make an effort to prevent vandalism: I think that is a fantastic thing,” he said.