More from Hizbut ut Tahrir, Copenhagen, March 22 Posted on March 25, 2019 by Eeyore — 2 Comments ↓ Share this:FacebookTwitter
Palestinian Cleric Claims Jihad Will Transform France Into Muslim State (sputniknews, Mar 25, 2019)
“According to the religious figure, Muslims need a state that would enable them to deliver the message of Islam to the Western world. To support his claim that Muslim culture could take over, he cited the example of the Ottoman Empire, which dominated much of southeastern Europe until the 19th century.
Palestinian cleric Abu Taqi Al-Din Al-Dari addressed Al-Aqsa mosque-goers, claiming that jihad will transform France into an Islamic state. The video of his speech was uploaded online in mid-March.
“France will become an Islamic country through jihad; the entire world will be subject to Islamic rule,” the cleric said.
He stressed that Muslims need a state that would enable them to deliver the message of Islam to the Western world.
Abu Taqi Al-Din Al-Dari also expressed his view on differing attitudes towards marriage, saying that French and German youth tend not to opt for marriage and are not striving to get settled down, whereas the Muslims value such unities among couples. Therefore, the cleric assumed that by 2050, France will be inhabited mostly by Muslims, rather than French people.
The cleric’s comments come after Europol said that jihadism accounted for the most serious forms of terrorist activity in the EU.”
Denmark Pumps Extra Money for African Migrants to Stay at Home (sputniknews, Mar 25, 2019)
“In a bid to reduce the stream of migrants into the country, Denmark is spending extra money to dissuade would-be refugees from taking the perilous journey to Europe, which, according to Denmark’s Foreign Ministry, involves a high risk of violence, sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking and torture.
Denmark’s Development and Co-operation Minister Ulla Tørnæs has revealed that the Danish government is ready to contribute an extra DKK 10 million ($1.5 million) to the work of the United Nations body for refugees, UNHCR.
According to a statement by Denmark’s Foreign Ministry, the money will be spent on providing information to refugees and migrants contemplating making the perilous trek to Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
More precisely, the Danish funds will primarily be spent in their countries of origin and transit, such as Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Sudan, in a bid to reduce the stream of migrants from the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Among other things, the extra funds will be used on straightforward awareness-raising information campaigns warning of the the potential risks of such journeys, as well as on bolstering the authorities’ ability to handle migrant streams and improve conditions in transit camps. The funds will also be spent on assisting with the migrants’ voluntary return and re-integration in host communities.
“It is vital that we strengthen the EU’s outer borders if we are to be able to handle the pressure of migrants on Europe, Tørnæs said. “At the same time, it is essential that we increase our efforts along the migration routes, for example with support for local authorities, so they can better combat people-trafficking networks and that we contribute to information campaigns so young Africans don’t risk their lives on a fruitless journey to Europe.”
The Danish Foreign Ministry stressed that “massive protection challenges” remain for refugees and irregular migrants along the Mediterranean route such as a lack of basic services and a high risk of violence, sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking and torture.
Denmark has previously contributed funds to the UNHCR for addressing the problems posed by the Mediterranean route, providing 15 DKK million ($2.3 million) in 2017 and DKK 35 million ($5.3 million) in 2018.
The number of migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa, and West, Central and North Africa who have embarked on the journey across the Mediterranean remains high. The Western Mediterranean route currently remains the most widely-used waterway from Africa to Europe, despite efforts from the Moroccan authorities to tighten border controls in 2019. So far this year, 13,672 migrants have arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean, the UNHCR. Spain, Italy and Greece remain the most popular destinations.”