Stå ved vores side d. 4. maj – For Frihed – Stand by our side the 4th of May – For Freedom Rally March in Copenhagen

This is an official release by the people at -For Freedom- in Denmark. Please come celebrate freedom from tyranny with them on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from the Nazis. Below, the official release in both English and Danish. Please feel free to mirror on your own sites to promote this event for all freedom loving people.

Rally “For Freedom” (“For Frihed”)

Stand by our side the 4th of May, 2015 – The 70th anniversary of the day of Denmarks liberation

Time: 18:00

Place: Axeltorv (outside the Palace Cinema, Copenhagen)

This is a demonstration for the preservation of our democracy, our freedom of expression and all the liberties, freedoms, rights and values which are the very foundation of our Western society.  Those values that are now under threat by Islam.

The Leftist group Revolutionary Anti Fascists are, however, again planning to, on Monday the 4th of May, attempt a blockade of our Monday demonstration “For Freedom”.  Last Monday the 27th of April we met fierce opposition from them as some of you might have read in the media. On their website, the group a few weeks back touted that they would, up until the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark next Monday, systematically attempt to prevent us (who they call Islam hostile group) from being able to hold public rallies and by that date, to permanently shut down us (For Frihed – For Freedom) down.  In other words they will try to prevent a peaceful and legal demonstration which, incidentally, is a violation of the Danish Penal Code Section § 137. “He who attempts to prevent the holding of a lawful public gathering, is liable to punishment by fine or imprisonment of up to two years.”  In other words they are anti-democratic and want to silence us. More can be read on their fascist “anti-fascistic” website – modkraft.dk.

Therefore, we need as many as possible participants to demonstrate that freedom of expression, together with all good democratic values, ??are worth fighting for and that we cannot be subdued or cowed.  We will not be bullied.  This demonstration is not without its challenges, however, but we have very good support and protection by the police who show up in great numbers and who do a great job in taking care of us and who have clearly shown, duty notwithstanding, are obviously also on the side of democracy.

We hope that as many of you as possible will join us to mark this important evening – We, and Denmark, need your support, your strength and your courage.

Below in Danish:

Demonstration ”For Frihed” d. 4 maj, 2015

Stå sammen med os d. 4. maj på 70-års dagen for danmarks befrielse

Tid: 18:00

Sted: Axeltorv (udenfor Palads Biografen, København)

Dette er en demonstration for bevarelsen af vores demokrati, vores ytringsfrihed og alle de friheder, rettigheder og værdier som udgør selveste fundamentet i vores vestlige samfund.  Et samfund som nu er truet af Islam.

Venstrefløjsgruppen Revolutionære Antifascister planlægger dog atter, mandag d. 4 maj, at forsøge en blokade af vores mandag demonstration »For Frihed«.  Sidste mandag d. 27. april mødte vi voldsom modstand som nogle måske har læst i medierne.  På deres webside har gruppen fremturet at de vil, frem til 70-årsdagen for Danmarks befrielse næste mandag den 4. maj systematisk forsøge at hindre os (som de kalder den islamfjendske gruppe) fra at kunne holde møder i det offentlige rum og at helt lukke os ned. Altså at de vil prøve at forhindre en fredelig og lovlig demonstration hvilket i øvrigt er en overtrædelse af straffelovens paragraf  § 137. ”Den, som søger at forhindre afholdelsen af lovlig offentlig sammenkomst, straffes med bøde eller fængsel indtil 2 år”.  Mere behøves ikke siges – de er anti-demokratiske og vil at vi ties.  Mere kan læses på ”anti”-fascisternes webside – modkraft.dk.

Vi har derfor brug for så mange som mulig deltagere for at vise at frihed, ytringsfrihed og alle gode demokratiske værdier er værd at kæmpe for og at vi ikke kan kues.   Denne demonstration er ikke uden sine udfordringer men vi har rigtig god støtte og beskyttelse af politiet som gør det rigtig godt og som tydeligvis også er på vores, og demokratiets, side.

Vi håber at så mange som muligt vil være med denne vigtige aften – vi, og Danmark, har brug for jeres støtte, styrke og mod.

 

First person account of the attack on the For Freedom march in Copenhagen last night by violent fascist ‘antifascists’

xAs they used to say, ‘Tis to laugh’

This was written by a friend of ours for us who was at the For Freedom march in Denmark last night, April 27th.

 

Waiting for the evening’s event I sat at a cafe across from Axel’s Torv where our Monday evening “For Freedom” marches start.

Earlier in the evening I had received a notice from a friend who would be unable to attend that there was a planned counter-demonstration by an extreme-left group called “The Revolutionary Antifascists” against the evening’s demonstration. I arrived at a café across from Axels Torv at 17:00, intending to eat dinner before the demonstration at 18:00 when I noticed that at that time police were already beginning to arrive and more were arriving all the time. Some were carrying riot gear.

That told me that the evening’s protest would likely not be very peaceful. And I was correct. At 18:00, when the demonstration began, there were about 200 counter-protesters and almost as many police officers in the area, plus 3-4 police vans. We stood in the middle of the square while the counter-protesters were on the periphery, shouting and trying to get by the police and get to us. The police did an admirable job holding them back.

There was contact here and there between the other group and us, though our actions were not violent, merely protective and defensive. We kept our cool as we usually do. There were, however, quite a few scuffles here and there, and the protesters were violent and belligerent. At one point a group of them grabbed our banner and tried to rip it out of the hands of the two guys holding it. There was a scuffle involving some of us, police, and the leftists, and we got our banner back.

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Denmark: The Queen says about immigrants: “We must be welcoming, but we must also let them know what we expect”

This is an original translation by Liberty Dk of an interview with the Queen of Denmark

From B.Dk Denmark 

By Lisbeth Knudsen and Thomas Larsen — April 11, 2015

Source — 

In an interview with the Danish newspaper Berlingske, Danish Queen Margrethe states firmly that it is important not to let ourselves be cowed when terror hits Danish society, and that it is important to protect the values ??that Denmark stands for.

Queen Margrethe urges Danes not to let themselves be cowed by the kind of terror that has not only hit Denmark but also a number of other European countries.

During the weekend of the 14th-15th February, when the gang member Omar El-Hussein killed Finn Nørgaard and Dan Uzan and wounded several police officers before he was shot, it was an assault on both freedom of expression and the Jewish community.

In the interview with Berlingske on the occasion of her 75th birthday on 16 April, Queen Margrethe does not hide the fact that the assassinations confronted Danes with a new reality, and that it raises the question of how free and open societies need to respond to terrorists who want to destroy them. According to the Queen, Denmark was put under pressure by the assassination.

“It would be absurd to say that we are not under pressure. There is pressure, but what is important is how we tackle it,” said the Queen.

The Danish ‘reaction was what the ruler had thought and expected.

“It came as no surprise to me that people took it calmly. That much I know about my fellow citizens. I have confidence in how they tackle events, especially when it’s the really big things. We can get excited about small things; they do not matter so much. What is important is that we keep a cool head when the big things happen,” she says.

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Shocking figures: 84 percent of people charged for serious crimes in Copenhagen are immigrants

This is a document translated for us by Liberty Dk

From this Norwegian website

New shock figures from Denmark published in the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet showed that a full 84 percent of those remanded into custody for crimes in the Danish capital are immigrants. Ten percent of these have Danish citizenship.

Despite the debate, figures and statistics are open and accessible in Denmark, even though the Danish government tries to hide the chilling cold facts from the population.

Today the Danish newspaper Expressen revealed amongst other things that 84 per cent of those taken into custody in Copenhagen are immigrants.

High numbers

New figures show that only 1 out 10 people who go to court in Copenhagen are ethnically Danish. 9 out of 10 are immigrants and the cost to society runs into the billions.

Lower crime?

According to Danish Minister of Justice Metter Fredriksen, crime statistics are getting lower in our society and people are apparently able to be safer on the streets. But this is a truth with exceptions.

Ekstra Bladet writes the following:

“If the risk of crime has actually fallen, it is due only due to the fact that the number of burglaries has fallen”.

But reality tells us something else – the number of cases of sexual abuse, violence and drug crimes is on the rise across the country. And those behind the violent crimes are often immigrants.

According to the new figures this shows that more than 8 out of 10 who are put in detention are immigrants, out of which 10 percent have Danish citizenship.

To be kept in detention one must have committed a crime that carries a sentence of at least 18 months; in other words, those who are in custody are charged with serious crimes.

Perhaps even more remarkable is the fact that as many as 25 per cent of asylum seekers residing in Denmark have been arrested for a crime. Ekstra Bladet also points out that the number of asylum seekers has quadrupled under the Labour government led by Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Crime rises sharply among young immigrants

In 2014, it also emerged that crime among immigrant youths has risen sharply. In 2007, 1028 of young immigrants were charged with a crime. In 2012 this figure had risen to 1661. This is partly due to the fact that the number of immigrants entering Denmark has increased. Compared with their ethnic Danish peers the immigrant youth commit twice as many crimes.

Newspaper: Government manipulates

Violent crime has risen simply because more criminal immigrants come to the country. Ekstra Bladet concludes that the government lies to and manipulates their constituents and the Danish people when they claim that the country has become safer.

 

We have to ask the question: Was Muhammed doing the right thing

Last week, Nicolai Sennels published a partial translation from a Danish professor/philosopher about the nature of Islam. We felt it was worth transiting the entire thing so here it is. Many thanks for all your hard work today and everyday Liberty Dk.

This is an original translation by Liberty Dk. 

from this Danish newspaper

Tina Magaard knows Islam to the core, both personally and academically. She believes that the Danish experts on Islam have failed to disclose what is really written in Islam’s holy scriptures, and to what degree extremists draw their ammunition from them.

Tina Magaard has been away for a long time. Away from both the debates about Islam that she had helped shape in the middle of the 2000s, and also from her home in central Jutland.

She is, after working at some of Europe’s finest universities on top of a career in the capital, happy to be back in the heart of Jutland, specifically at Aarhus University’s campus in Herning, located a mere stone’s throw from the city’s landmarks: Ingvar Cronhammer’s iconic “Elia” sculpture.

But in terms of a return to the debate on Islamism, Tina Magaard is a bit more skeptical. Back when she was employed by Iranian-born Mehdi Mozaffari, a Professor Emeritus Dr.sc.pol at Aarhus University from 2005 to 2008, she learned how costly it can be to deal with Islamism and integration.

Not least in the wake of the cartoon crisis, when she was one of the few Danish academics who spoke up against the general consensus that reigned among Danish Islam-researchers who almost unanimously claimed that acts of terror had nothing or very little to do with Islam’s central tenets and scriptures.

However, after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen and Paris, Tina Magaard has nevertheless decided to briefly return to the debate about Islam in Denmark.

A cultural encounter

Tina Magaard’s first meeting with Arab culture took place in the late 1980s, when she worked at a restaurant owned by a Jordanian man in Kolding. A place that many of the city’s middle eastern immigrants frequented.

“I spent more time there than I spent in high school. There were several of us who would hang out there, even when we were not at work. ”

However, the relationships between the sexes were very clearly defined.

“The first thing my boss said to me when I was hired was, ‘Never trust an Arab man.’ He stressed that I should come to him if any Arab men at the restaurant tried to approach me. He would then make it very clear to the potential “candidate” that things should be done in an orderly manner. I was treated with respect in that environment, almost as if I had been his daughter”, she says.

Under the Jordanian café owner’s Arab paternalism and safe wings, it was easier to navigate in that environment than even among the culturally radical teachers at the school who represented something new and unknown. Because Tina Magaard was not raised in an atheist, academic or culturally radical family where one subscribes to the newspaper Politiken and maintains a becomingly urban and ironic distance from God. Quite the contrary. Continue Reading →

Open letter to all Danish political parties from private citizen

Translation by Liberty Dk. 

Original letter in Danish published here

Letter from a concerned citizen of Langeland, an island off Funen, Denmark

‘On Langeland we were so happy and felt safe.

Here at Langeland we are happy and satisfied and enjoying the lovely peaceful Danish countryside. In Lohals there are around 200 inhabitants which especially has helped form the basis of small safe communities.  The city has existed for over 200 years on the northern tip of Langeland, and people have mainly supported themselves by shipping and fisheries, but now it is only tourism that is the primary basis of revenue. The future, however, looks bleak  as Langeland municipality have established several detention centers and annexes several places on the island, and they have plans for many more.

As things stand now, there are about 750 asylum seekers in 5 centers over a distance of 50 km on Langeland, which has a population of about 13000 inhabitants. That is a distribution of one asylum seeker per 17 inhabitants.

At the core of Lohals city, a city of 200 inhabitants, a receiving station for asylum centers has now been established which houses 80 asylum seekers.  That is one asylum seeker per 2.5 inhabitants.  Most residents living in Lohals are elderly people.

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Hizb ut tahrir poster in Denmark

Translation by Liberty Dk. from this page

(Please see this post at GoV on this organization)

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The blind, anti-islamic tyranny has reached insane heights with Danish politicians, communes and government.

Under the guise of “fear of radicalisation”, Muslim children are being abducted from their families because of their Islamic values.

The Danish State shows totalitarian traits when Muslim children are forcibly removed, simply because the parents don’t share the same values as the Danish state. The lie about intollerance can no longer be mistaken or hidden.

It is about time we stand together against the collective dehumanizing of Muslims in Denmark.

Take responsibility for our Muslim brotherhood! Meet up to protest against the state sanctioned force, abuse and thought control that Muslims in Denmark have to endure. It could you YOUR children they throw themselves over tomorrow!

It is quite a coincidence that this march is happening on the same day as a planned meeting by opponents of Islamic fascism and tyranny in the same city, who are planning to give an award to someone who was shot at by a man highly sympathetic to Hizb ut Tahrir.

It is refreshing however to read that loathing of the state, Islamic genocidal xenophobia of all others and etc. are indeed islamic values as they admit in this poster. Now if only we could open our eyes and admit it from our side.

Sooner or later we will have to, but you will be able to measure the distance in time by thousands of corpses that ignoring of reality will have cost us.

“I always have to be ready with a lie” The story of an apostate of Islam in Denmark

Original translation by Liberty Dk

From this major Danish news service

I always have to be ready with a lie

25-year-old Haifa lives two lives. One as a Muslim and one as an atheist.  She no longer believes in God, but does not dare to leave Islam. This is why she leads a double life, one where she lies about where she is and who she’s together with.  She tells her story in the hope that, some day, it will cease to be a taboo to leave Islam.

Told to Lark Cramon:

I was born in Denmark. I didn’t attend either nursery or kindergarten, so I started in elementary school without knowing a word of Danish. My classmates were almost all immigrants – maybe there were one or two Danes in my class. When I later switched to an Arabic free school, I only had Arabic classmates, and most of the teachers were Muslims. Twice a week I received Koranic teaching in the local mosque, where I had to learn the Koran by heart and every time I learned a new verse, my parents gave me a gift. In the Free School teachers said that it had been imposed on them to teach us about evolution and the Big Bang, but told us that we should remember that it was only a theory, and that God obviously had created the earth. I remember that I went home from school and told my mother everything I had learned about the beginning of the world and of man, who in fact had developed from apes. She was furious. “We don’t believe that” she said and made me promise that I would never mention Darwin and the monkeys again. I did not, but I began to read books that had to do with science.

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Denmark – Suggestion tabled for outright Censure in a proposed new anti-terror law

This is an original translation from Danish media by Liberty Dk.

Foreword by translator:

Apparently we Danes are to be legally blindfolded in the name of the war on terror.

In an article in today’s Danish daily newspaper MetroExpress, the following article can be found (see translation below).  Apparently the powers-that-be cannot tell the difference between people sharing information about what is really happening in the world vs. actually inciting and wanting to engage in terror…which of course, to a rational person, clearly is two different things entirely.  To this end they furthermore propose to use the Child Porn filter.

To sum it up…a person actively engaged in trying to warn the Western world about the numerous atrocities perpetrated in the name of Islam would, by law, be put in the very same box as either a terrorist or a person inciting to terror.

The press it seems would be getting a free pass in this regard.  We are apparently only to see those sanitized news blips the media chose for us to see.

Sadly, what is even more absurd is that, according to an on-going MetroExpress poll, most people agree.

Guess I’ll be going to the slammer!

From MX.Dx

SF wants to prohibit the sharing of terrorist videos

In a proposal which will be presented this week, the Socialist People’s Party (SF) will be tabling a suggestion which makes it illegal to share videos of terrorist attacks and beheadings.  In several terrorism cases in Denmark there has been found, on hard disks and smartphones, videos of Al Qaeda’s terror and IS beheadings.

“It must be explicitly forbidden to share these horrific videos. We will also want ISPs to censor incitement to terror.  To this end the idea the suggestion is that the child pornography filter can be taken into use so that it blocks access to sites with videos of executions and incitement to terror”, says the Chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Karina Lorentzen (SF), who, however, wants to make an exception for the press.

SF further proposes that the National Police Cyber ??Crime Center monitors the network and go after Danes who praise and incite terrorism.

The Child porn filter is a collaboration between telephone companies and police that stops people who want to go to pages with sexual images of children. The telecommunication industry would like to discuss the possibility of using this tool.

“Execution Videos are awful and disgusting, and I understand as such also the thoughts behind the proposal”, writes director Jacob Willer, stressing that it will require careful consideration, since it pretty much amounts to censorship.

Both the Danish People’s Party (DF) Group Chairman Peter Skaarup and the Consersvative supports SF’s proposal. It is a proposal that we can fully support, says the Conservatives Mai Mercado.

While Liberal Karsten Lauritzen believes that the law is already sufficient. “We just need the right to make some cases to see if it should be allowed to share these video’s”.

[Editor comment: At the end of World War II then Supreme Allied commander Eisenhower ordered that the Nazi atrocities be well documented in order that:

Eisenhower, upon finding the victims of the death camps, ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He wrote the following to General Marshall after visiting a German internment camp near Gotha, Germany:

The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, where they [there] were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said that he would get sick if he did so. I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to “propaganda”.[21]

We should all make it our business to save and catalogue every video we can from the Islamic State in order that the horrors and rationale behind these horrors cannot be dismissed or denied.we do this although we  do not have to watch them all to spare our own psyches from damage. But it is a crime against history to prevent people from knowing the facts of this scale of barbarity and the motives for it. And I also affirm that knowing what Islam does to human beings and why damages them more than any 1 in a million deranged muslims that may join their cause

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog]

Muslim Youth in Copenhagen place tribute to killed terrorist

Original translation by SIMONXML

From this Dutch News site

H/T Tundra Tabloids

Youth say they feel ‘discriminated’

On Monday, masked and unmasked Muslim youths removed flowers in Copenhagen from the place where the Islamic terrorist Omar el-Hussein was shot dead by police on Sunday. According to the youths, flowers at a memorial monument are in conflict with the Islamic tradition. It is not known who placed the flowers there previously.

The youths hung a plaque with the text: “In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful. May Allah have mercy. The location of your home is paradise. Goodbye my dear one” and “rest in peace”. Continue Reading →

Every Friday from now on we will pray for Omar

An original translation by Liberty Dk.

From Jyllands Posten:

Monday’s unofficial commemoration of the alleged assailant, Omar Abdel Hamid el-Hussein, escalated in a very short time.  Every Friday from now prayers will be said for him.

Terror in Copenhagen – Nola Grace Gaardmand

42-year-old Bilal Gurleyek kneels down and puts a note on the ground.   He puts it in front of the many flowers that passers-by had, throughout the day laid on the ground in front of the place where the 22-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid el-Hussein Sunday night was shot and killed by police.

On the note Bilal Gurleyek writes that this place will be a meeting place for the country’s many Muslims.

“I take great distance from his actions, and I have a big problem with Islamists. But I have come here today because he was born a Muslim, and he died as a Muslim and as a Muslim I feel it is my duty to come here and pray for him, ” says Bilal Gurleyek who knew the presumed perpetrator, and who will now start a new tradition in Nørrebro’s Northwest district of Copenhagen:

Every Friday he intends to invite other Muslims from the neighborhood to come and pray for Omar Abdel Hamid el-Hussein’s “Muslim soul”.  Already, Bilal Gurleyek has spoken with numerous men from the neighborhood, who also intend to make Svanevej a place of prayer every Friday.

We will not distance ourselves

Throughout the whole day the street was teeming with journalists, police and local residents. Some of those present knew the alleged offender, while others just came by to show support for the family of the deceased. Continue Reading →

Muslims celebrate the killer in Copenhagen as a great man with a heart of gold

If there was ever a video that needs to be sent to every media person, every relative, everyone in denial, and every politician in the damn free world, this may well be it.

(This is now going to be the top post for some hours. For newer posts, please scroll down. Some augmenting material will be added here in this post as well.)

Muslims remove flowers laid for the muslim jihadi who murdered Danes yesterday in Copenhagen because is it disrespectful to Islam to lay flowers.

Denmark: Muslims honor Palestinian gunman shot dead in Copenhagen

Comment: COPENHAGEN – Monday Feb 16 3.42pm

Dozens of bouquets of flowers were left Monday at the site in Copenhagen where the suspected gunman behind two fatal shootings at the weekend was killed by police.
An AFP reporter saw several people laying flowers outside the building in the inner-city neighbourhood of Noerrebro where Omar El-Hussein was shot dead.

An elderly woman, who brought flowers but did not wish to be identified, said “the boy didn’t know what he was doing.”

Nicolaus Lambert, who also laid a bouquet at the site, told AFP he wanted to show “forgiveness.”

The scene attracted a small group of onlookers but many more passed by with only a quick glance at the mounting pile of blossoms.

“What [the gunman] did was wrong,” said one of the onlookers, Mohammed, who didn’t give his last name.

Others seemed less understanding.

“Flowers for a despicable coward on Svanevej. This is a photo no one wants to see. It shows that there is unfortunately an ‘us’ and ‘them’. The essential thing is then is who is ‘us’ and ‘them’. Time and discussion will show,” leading Venstre politician Søren Pind wrote on Facebook, posting a photo of the flower display.

Monday 5.31pm
A group of young men wearing hoods to partially cover their faces has removed flowers that were laid at the Copenhagen spot where the presumed gunman was killed by police.
The men can be seen in a video from TV2 News kicking the flowers and carrying them away.

One of the men told reporters that they removed the flowers because it is not a Muslim tradition to lay flowers for dead people.

HT M

Name of jihadi released:

Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein

One of the Danes in our group has been telling us what he hears on Danish TV:

 

1. He’s born and raised in Denmark. No indication that he’s been in Syria.
2. He’s been convicted for violations of weapons laws.
3. They seem to have the weapons.
4. That includes one automatic rifle and two handguns.
5. They have searched several other locations in Copenhagen.

Daily Mail link: 

This is the first picture of the terror suspect believed to have killed a film director and Jewish security guard in two attacks in Copenhagen.

Danish-born Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, 22, was killed after opening fire on officers who had closed down the area surrounding Norrebro metro station at about 5am today.

The man – whom police said is known to them due to past violence, gang-related activities and and possession of weapons – is thought to have killed two people in separate attacks at a free speech event and a synagogue.

Film director Finn Noergaard, 55, was killed yesterday at a cafe. Hours later, 37-year-old security employee Dan Uzan was shot in the head as he stood outside a building belonging to the city’s Great Synagogue.

This afternoon two people were led out of an internet cafe in handcuffs as part of the probe.

Earlier, at 5am police closed in on Norrebro station as the suspect emerged with a weapon from an address police were watching.

 

School Psychologists up in arms: Colleagues attack Pegida Denmark Spokeman

An original translation by Liberty Dk.

From this Danish Website

Source: Berlingske Tidende – Jens Ejsing and Henrik Jensen, February 4, 2015

Front figure in Pegida Denmark, School Psychologist Nicolai Sennels, stands accused by several colleagues of expressing “professionally irresponsible statements” about Muslims.  His colleagues are attempting to raise doubt before the Copenhagen Municipality as to whether Nicolai Sennels is suitable for his status as a state employee. 

The controversial spokesman for the Islam-critical organization Pegida, school psychologist Nicolai Sennels, is now being greeted with professional opposition from his psychologist colleagues in Copenhagen.

11 of Sennels’ peers in Østerbro and in the City have taken the dramatic step of writing a letter to the Child and Youth Committee in Copenhagen municipality in which they express great professional mistrust of their colleague. This gives the matter as to whether a publicly employed psychologist such as Nicolai Sennels is allowed to express himself, a new twist.

In the letter his colleagues strongly oppose Nicolai Sennels’ opinions about Muslims. Furthermore, they take umbrage that he supports his opinions by being a school psychologist and they doubt whether he is able to keep his personal views on Muslims separate from his professional work with Muslims.

For example, they call his views and opinions ‘academically indefensible in a primary school that works for openness, inclusion and the acceptance of differences’.  According to their letter, Nicolai Sennels’ opinions are “offensive to Muslims and for the Muslim citizens served by the state psychologists”. Nothing in the letter, however, says that these psychologists no longer want to work with Nicolai Sennels or that they even want him dismissed.

The school psychologist has in recent weeks been the subject of fierce criticism for his involvement in Pegida and for statements like “when working psychologically with Muslims, it becomes clear that one cannot ask a Muslim to put aside his anger.”  He explains this statement to Berlingske, stating that it means that “threats and aggression in the Muslim culture is a much more acceptable way of managing conflict”.

Social Democrat Jonas Bjørn Jensen, who sits on the Copenhagen City Council, recommended that he be terminated from his job.  Following shortly after this, however, Bjørn Jensen was brought to heel by his group foreman Lars Weiss (S) who clearly stated that it is “not the Social Democrats business bringing Sennels’ employment into political consideration”.  Continue Reading →