According to the Danish newspaper BT, a Somali is 3.6 times more likely to commit violent crime compared with a Danish man of the same age and income. Criminal Muslim immigrants pose a major problem in Denmark, Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen admitted, after the newspaper BT took a deep look into crime rates and provided insights.
Sputnik News (h/t Sara S) In a major review of immigrant crime, BT reviewed verdicts for crimes involving murder and attempted murder as well as violent crime and robbery.
Between January 2014 and November 2018, Somalis topped Danish crime statistics with 1,111 convictions, followed by Iraqis and Turks.
Danish politicians didn’t attempt to sugar-coat the problem: “Your review clearly shows that there is a big problem with criminal migrants whom we shouldn’t have in our society”, Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen of the Conservative Party told BT. According to him, this is why the government has been implementing legislative changes to facilitate the expulsion of criminal migrants.
The below chart is from 2015. The rates are even higher now:
“No ghettos in 2030”: Denmark’s controversial plan to get rid of immigrant neighborhoods. Denmark’s low-income mostly Muslim immigrant children are being labeled “ghetto” and forced to learn about “Danish values.”
VOX Once children turn 1, they will be required to attend daycare centers for at least 25 hours a week, where they will be taught about the Danish culture and language, including Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter. If parents refuse to send their children, they could lose their welfare benefits.
The law, which was passed on May 28, is part of a broader government initiative titled “One Denmark without Parallel Societies: No Ghettos in 2030.” The plan aims to eradicate what the Danish government says are “parallel communities” in Denmark that are rife with crime and populated by poor, uneducated immigrants from “non-Western countries” who are not being properly integrated into Danish society.
But critics say the policy portrays immigrants, and particularly Muslims, in a negative light. Sara Naassan, a child of Lebanese refugees living in Denmark, told the New York Times, “Danish politics is just about Muslims now. They want us to get more assimilated or get out. I don’t know when they will be satisfied with us.”
In addition to forcing children to attend integration classes, the government plan includes proposals to restrict economic benefits and demolish “ghetto” neighborhoods. One proposal would allow people in the enclaves to be subject to double punishments for crimes like vandalism or theft.
“The ghettos must disappear. We will take control of who moves. In particularly burdened areas, we will punish criminality extra hard,” Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen saidwhile meeting with other ministers in March.
As of right now, there are 25 communities that fit the bill. And nearly all of them are heavily populated by immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. According to NPR, “Of the 60,000 people living in these areas, two-thirds are from non-Western countries including Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Somalia.”
Since 2015, Denmark and other European countries have seen a massive influx of migrants from Muslim-majority countries in North Africa and the Middle East.
n May, Denmark’s immigration minister, Inger Stojberg, said it was “a danger” for Muslims to work if they fast during the holy month of Ramadan. She insisted that they should instead stay at home “to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish society.”
Later that month, Denmark passed a bill banning people from wearing full-face veils in public spaces. This will affect Muslim women who wear the burqa, which covers the face and body, and the niqab, which only covers the face.
The government push to eradicate “ghettos” is being seen as yet another example of the government targeting Muslims.
Birgitte Arent Eiriksson, a senior lawyer for the Danish judicial think tank Justitia, told me that a growing number of politicians in Denmark “have an opinion that it is the Muslims who are making the problems in this country, and if we control them and prevent more Muslims from coming, some of our problems will go away.”
Denmark’s right-wing government might once have expected pushback from the left-wing opposition when it introduced a controversial new Muslim migrant integration policy. NO LONGER!
Politico “With migration to Denmark it’s our own voters, and our own families, who have paid the highest price” — Mattias Tesfaye, Social Democrat spokesman
The issue has posed a particular dilemma for Europe’s left-wing parties, which have suffered a wave of electoral defeats as political rivals accuse them of being responsible for untrammeled immigration. The response of the Danish Social Democrats is an outlier: They have tried to outflank their competition by backing the government in a string of eye-catching bills on immigration and integration and demanding harder measures still.
Last year, the Social Democrats overhauled their party’s political agenda for only the seventh time in their 140-year history. The result, “Together for Denmark,” adopts much of the language of the anti-immigration right, including the term “parallel societies.” The policy describes these as places “where foreigners and their descendants live, isolated from the Danish community and with values that are not Danish” and calls them “unacceptable.”
In addition to throwing its support behind the ghetto plan, the party has supported the government in allowing the jewelry and valuables of asylum seekers to be seized by authorities in payment for their reception, and in banning face veils.
The right-wing populist Danish People’s Party drew voters away from the left as it lent support to governments on the condition they impose immigration freezes and cut refugee support, steadily reshaping the policies of its rivals in its own image.
Although it is a brand new party, here’s hoping Stram Kurs will gain some seats in the election taking place today: