When a journalist just can't help but lieA good post from Danish blog Viking Observer, about a weird piece in the Christian Dhimmi Monitor. I have heard before from VO that they would like to have contributors from Norway and Sweden, too, to make it a Scandinavian blog. Any volunteers?
When a journalist just can't help but lie
The party's provocative slogan "Dit Land, Dit Valg" (One land, one people) for many people conjures up unwelcome reminders of Denmark's ambiguous role during the Nazi occupation.
"A growing number of people see being a Dane and being a Muslim as incompatible," says Moller, adding that the Danish Peoples' Party, the country's third largest, is behind a controversial government attempts to stabilize Denmark's growing Muslim community at no more than 10 percent of the total 5.5 million population. Right now, Muslims make up nearly 4 percent of the population.
There is one small problem with this:
James Brandon is lying.
For one, "Dit Land, Dit valg" does not mean "One Country, One People". It means "Your Country, Your Choice". So there goes the Nazi analogy. The bigger problem is that, reached by phone, Moller denies ever having said anything about any sinister "controversial government attempts" to cap the Moslem population at any percentage. It would be weird, too, since no such attempts have been made.
Also from Denmark:
DF opposes imams in church
'Insane' and 'opposed to the national church's foundations' are some of the comments the Danish People's Party has for Reverend Anne Braad's decision to grant a Muslim imam permission to use her parish church for weekly informative meetings. Braad, who his parish priest for the Sankt Stefans Kirke in Nørrebro, one of Copenhagen's biggest immigrant communities, has invited Imam Fatih Alev, a Muslim cleric and debater, to meet with Muslims and interested Christians in her church. 'I would like the national church to develop into a holy house, which can room all forms of religiousness,' Braad said, according to daily newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad. The Danish People's Party's MP Søren Espersen said he was not impressed with the vicar's plans, and had asked Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs Bertel Haarder to raise an ecclesiastical court case against Braad, or take other steps to prevent her from carrying out her plans. 'It's insane that anything else than Lutheran Christianity takes place in the national church,' Espersen said.
Braad said the party's reaction did not surprise her. 'I feel safe in the knowledge that the bishop has approved the invitation to Fatih Alev into the church's minister chamber, and what I say for myself about the future of the national church is hardly a reason for a court case,' she said. Espersen said he was surprised why the bishop of Copenhagen, Erik Norman Svendsen, had not reacted to the decision. Svendsen said he saw nothing wrong with the decision, as Alev would only be available in the minister's chamber alongside one of the Christian ministers. 'I have praised this initiative, and I stand by that. Dialogue promotes understanding, and reciprocal understanding is necessary for Christian and Muslim citizens can live together in peace in Nørrebro. The initiative neither collides with laws on use of the church nor undermines the national church's foundations,' Svendsen said.