The Danish organisation, International Socialists, is prepared to support Iraqi opposition to the coalition in Iraq, of which Denmark is a part. The organisation considers the Danish soldiers stationed in Iraq to be “an occupying power” and therefore legitimate targets for car bombing and kidnapping. Defence Minister, Søren Gade, is surprised and concerned that a Danish organisation can accept the murder of Danish soldiers abroad. “The organisation is totally wrong to describe us as an “occupying power”. We are functioning according to the Iraqi leadership and United Nation’s wishes,” he said.