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Danish Queen Says Islam Poses Global Threat
IslamOnline ^ | 4/15/05 | IslamOnline

Posted on 04/15/2005 8:57:12 PM PDT by Mark Felton

Danish Queen Says Islam Poses Global Threat

“We are being challenged by Islam these years - globally as well as locally”, Queen Margrethe said.

COPENHAGEN, April 15, 2005 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II claimed that Islam poses a global threat and urged government to show no tolerance toward the Muslim minority in the north European country, reported the Telegraph on Friday, April 15.

“We have to show our opposition to Islam and we have to, at times, run the risk of having unflattering labels placed on us because there are some things for which we should display no tolerance,” the queen said in an official biography published on Thursday, April 14.

The queen told her biographer Annelise Bistrup that Islam is posing a major challenge to the whole world which requires taking serious measures to face it.

“We are being challenged by Islam these years - globally as well as locally.

“It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and lazy.”

Queen Margrethe, who turns 65 on Saturday, April 16, said the country could have handled “this challenge a bit better, if we had realized what we were up against”.

The monarch who has ascended the throne since 1972, wields no political power in the north European country but does occasionally give comments on political issues.

Extremists

Danish Muslims fear more restrictive steps to be taken by the government in future.

Queen Margrethe said she was feeling frightened from Muslim “extremists” who have dedicated their life only for religion, Reuters said.

“There is also something frightening about such a totality which is also a part of Islam.”

She stressed that certain response must be shown “and sometimes one must run the risk of being labeled in a less flattering way. Because there are certain things with which one should not be tolerant.”

The monarch said there is “something impressive about people for whom religion imbues their existence, from dusk to dawn, from cradle to grave.”

The Danish government announced last year plans to curb the activities of “radical” religious leaders, a measure seen as specifically targeting imams.

The rules oblige religious leaders to be financially self-sufficient, speak Danish and respect Western values or risk being declared persona non grata.

Integration

The monarch said immigrants in the Nordic country should learn the Danish language in order to easily integrate into society.

She maintained “it is wise to make demands on the language. We should not be content with living next to each other. We should rather live together.”

Many newcomers do not learn Danish and unemployment rates among them is still much higher than among Danes, as are crime rates.

Immigrants make up about 8% of Denmark's 5.4 million -- about a third of them come from other EU countries or North America.

Among the immigrants is Margrethe's daughter-in-law, the very popular Crown Princess Mary, who is from Australia.

But Denmark has cracked down on migration in the past three years and the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, an ally of the center-right government, has pushed through laws making it harder to bring in foreign spouses or qualify for asylum.

Danish Muslims - estimated at 170,000 or around 3 per cent of Denmark's 5.4 million - sounded the alarms that much more restrictive steps would be taken by the government in future.

Islam is Denmark's second largest religion after the Lutheran Protestant Church, which is actively followed by four-fifths of the country's population.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
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1 posted on 04/15/2005 8:57:13 PM PDT by Mark Felton
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To: Mark Felton

Well, she's pretty much cleared her social calendar of any Euroweenie engagements this year.


2 posted on 04/15/2005 9:01:22 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Mark Felton

As I see it, when you consider their treatment of women, Islam is simply a means for men to pick up sex slaves.

But the funny thing is, the feminists don't seem to mind it.


3 posted on 04/15/2005 9:02:43 PM PDT by BobL
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To: randog

Hard to believe this is from Old Europe.


4 posted on 04/15/2005 9:03:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Great Danes !)
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To: Mark Felton
Radical Islam is an insane murder cult; moderate Islam is its Trojan Horse in the West.
5 posted on 04/15/2005 9:06:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: randog

But then, what use would Her Majesty have for euroweenies? There must already be a court fool on payroll, maybe with a spare or two.


6 posted on 04/15/2005 9:06:19 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Mark Felton

How dare someone of her rank and privilege to, TELL THE TRUTH!!!


7 posted on 04/15/2005 9:06:34 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: All
“We have to show our opposition to Islam and we have to, at times, run the risk of having unflattering labels placed on us because there are some things for which we should display no tolerance”

Thank you, Your Majesty.

8 posted on 04/15/2005 9:07:12 PM PDT by Old Sarge (In for a penny, in for a pound, saddlin' up and Baghdad-bound!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Hard to believe this is from Old Europe.

The Danes and the Dutch (and to some degree the British) get it. They're at least making moves in the right direction. Whether they're sweeping the tide or not will remain to be seen.

9 posted on 04/15/2005 9:07:47 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Mark Felton

SOMETHING ROTTEN IN DENMARK:

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/450 (snip)


"For years, Danes lauded multiculturalism and insisted they had no problem with the Muslim customs - until one day they found that they did. Some major issues:

Living on the dole: Third-world immigrants - most of them Muslims from countries such as Turkey, Somalia, Pakistan, Lebanon and Iraq - constitute 5 percent of the population but consume upwards of 40 percent of the welfare spending.
Engaging in crime: Muslims are only 4 percent of Denmark's 5.4 million people but make up a majority of the country's convicted rapists, an especially combustible issue given that practically all the female victims are non-Muslim. Similar, if lesser, disproportions are found in other crimes.
Self-imposed isolation: Over time, as Muslim immigrants increase in numbers, they wish less to mix with the indigenous population. A recent survey finds that only 5 percent of young Muslim immigrants would readily marry a Dane.
Importing unacceptable customs: Forced marriages - promising a newborn daughter in Denmark to a male cousin in the home country, then compelling her to marry him, sometimes on pain of death - are one problem. Another is threats to kill Muslims who convert out of Islam. One Kurdish convert to Christianity, who went public to explain why she had changed religion, felt the need to hide her face and conceal her identity, fearing for her life.
Fomenting anti-Semitism: Muslim violence threatens Denmark's approximately 6,000 Jews, who increasingly depend on police protection. Jewish parents were told by one school principal that she could not guarantee their children's safety and were advised to attend another institution. Anti-Israel marches have turned into anti-Jewish riots. One organization, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, openly calls on Muslims to "kill all Jews . . . wherever you find them."
Seeking Islamic law: Muslim leaders openly declare their goal of introducing Islamic law once Denmark's Muslim population grows large enough - a not-that-remote prospect. If present trends persist, one sociologist estimates, every third inhabitant of Denmark in 40 years will be Muslim."


10 posted on 04/15/2005 9:09:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Proud to be an Aussie.)
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To: Old Sarge
Wow. She's a tough one. Of course, when I first read the title I almost thought it said Dairy Queen, LOL. She must have been watching the various terrorist operations around the world the past 5 years (and before).
11 posted on 04/15/2005 9:11:22 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: Fred Nerks
And to think, Denmark has less Muzzies (percentage-wise) than either Holland or France, and probably less than Britain and Germany.

If Denmark is having trouble - Europe as a whole is finished (unless they wake up, that is).
12 posted on 04/15/2005 9:14:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: F15Eagle

After we get done in Iraq, it will be a better place, but we will still be infidels.


13 posted on 04/15/2005 9:15:30 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Mark Felton
Danish Queen Says Islam Poses Global Threat

The Danish Queen is right
14 posted on 04/15/2005 9:15:41 PM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: Mark Felton

It's already the 16th in Denmark so here's a Happy Birthday shout out to Queen Margerethe II. 65 and looking great.


15 posted on 04/15/2005 9:15:58 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Mark Felton
She sees the true enemy.
16 posted on 04/15/2005 9:18:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (“I know a great deal about the Middle East because I’ve been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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To: Borges

Hope I look as good at 65.


17 posted on 04/15/2005 9:19:12 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Great Danes !)
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To: randog

That's why the Dutch and the Danes supported us on Iraq. The pfennig's finally dropped.


18 posted on 04/15/2005 9:19:36 PM PDT by Roy Tucker
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To: Mark Felton
God Save the Queen!

19 posted on 04/15/2005 9:20:03 PM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: BobL

Mark Steyn: Battered Westerner Syndrome

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0802/steyn1.asp (snip)


"Mr. Reimers, though, will be happy to know his view is echoed across the hemispheres. Five days before 9/11, the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reported that 65% of the country's rapes were committed by "non-Western" immigrants -- a category which, in Norway, is almost wholly Muslim. A professor at the University of Oslo explained that one reason for the disproportionate Muslim share of the rape market was that in their native lands "rape is scarcely punished" because it is generally believed that "it is women who are responsible for rape."



So Muslim immigrants to Norway should be made aware that things are a little different in Scandinavia? Not at all! Rather, the professor insisted, "Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes" because their manner of dress would be regarded by Muslim men as inappropriate. "Norwegian women must realize that we live in a multicultural society and adapt themselves to it." Or to modify Queen Victoria's wedding-night advice to her daughter: Lie back and think of Yemen.

France? Well, I can't bring you any ethnic rape statistics from the Fifth Republic because the authorities go to great lengths not to keep any. But, even though the phenomenon of immigrant gang rape does not exist, there's already a word for it: the "tournante" -- or "take your turn." Last year, 11 Muslim men were arrested for enjoying a grand old tournante with a 14-year old girl in a cellar.

Denmark? "Three quarters of rapes are carried out by non-Danes," says Peter Skaarup, chairman of the People's Party, a member of the governing coalition."


20 posted on 04/15/2005 9:21:05 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Proud to be an Aussie.)
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To: Mark Felton
. . . the Lutheran Protestant Church, which is actively followed by four-fifths of the country's population.

Well, that's a joke. The vast majority of Danes ignore the church, and even within the church, true Lutheranism is not really followed.

21 posted on 04/15/2005 9:25:41 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor who has been to Denmark several times)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Its the same way all over Europe.


22 posted on 04/15/2005 9:34:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Mark Felton

The Europeans as with some Americans have failed to remember their history, and are therefore doomed to repeat it.

The Muzzies were loping off heads in OLD Europe back in the gold ol days of the 7th and 8th centuries. The only thing that has changed are the dates!!

Queenie has placed the iceing in the Cheesy Danish and they all best start to wake up becasue the heads will be rolling again and not only in the streets of Europe, but also in America!


23 posted on 04/15/2005 9:34:46 PM PDT by 26lemoncharlie (Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum,Ex hoc nunc, et usque in sæculum! per ómnia saecula saeculórum)
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To: kjvail; Goetz_von_Berlichingen

Monarchist ping, with a special nod to GvB urging him not to write off Europe's contemporary reigning royals.

While Queen Margrethe's comments might not be as hardline as, say, Jan Sobieski's would be if he were alive today, any royal deviation from the multiculturalist party line is worth noting.


24 posted on 04/15/2005 9:37:48 PM PDT by royalcello
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To: Mark Felton

I LOVE IT !!!!!!!


25 posted on 04/15/2005 9:39:30 PM PDT by injin
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To: umgud

yes, but now with 20% more infidel than before.

(sorry stole that from a FReeper's old tagline)


26 posted on 04/15/2005 9:41:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: Mark Felton
Denmark has not yet reached the tipping point where it is impossible for the monarch to say such things. Can you imagine Britain's Queen Elizabeth or Holland's Queen Beatrix saying this?
27 posted on 04/15/2005 9:43:03 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Mark Felton

DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO TERROR IN OUR MIDST:

Australian retired Detective speaks out:
http://www.hvk.org/articles/0104/64.html (snip)



"Many have heard of the horrific problems in France with an unprecedented outbreak of crimes among an estimated 5 million Muslim immigrants. Middle Eastern males now make up 45,000 of the 90,000 inmates in French prisons. There are no-go areas in Paris for police and citizens alike. The rule of law has broken down so badly that when police went to one of these areas recently to round up three Islamic terrorists, they went in armoured vehicles, with heavy weaponry and more than 1,000 armed officers – just to arrest a few suspects.

Why did they need such numbers? Because the threat of terrorist reprisal was minimal compared to the anticipated revolt by thousands of Middle Eastern and North African residents, who have no respect for the rule of law in France and consider intrusions by police and other authorities a declaration of war.

The problems in Paris's Muslim communities are being replicated in Sydney at an alarming rate. Paris has seen an explosion of rapes committed by Middle Eastern males against French women in the past 15 years. The rapes are almost identical to those in Sydney. The rapes are committed not only for sexual gratification: there are also deep racial undertones, along with threats of violence and retribution..."


28 posted on 04/15/2005 9:43:41 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Proud to be an Aussie.)
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To: Mark Felton

and it takes a woman to show the EU what the problem is


29 posted on 04/15/2005 9:44:28 PM PDT by Tiger Smack (http://www.tigersmack.com <------- for LSU & SEC sports/news/stuff)
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To: Mark Felton; All

Mark she is one feisty Queen

I hear her biography on her she chain smoke she curse like a sailor and she paint

There was bio on her on WE Channel few months ago

About Royal family of Europe
She offend the French ambassor with her "sailor mouth" LOL!



30 posted on 04/15/2005 9:56:45 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Mark Felton
>>>“It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and lazy.” <<<

Well said Queen Margrethe II!!

Islam Extremism is all consuming...fight it early or end up fighting it to your death.
The Queen has stated exactly what virtually all Democrats, and far too many Republicans, in the US have failed to articulate. This is a war for our civilization!

31 posted on 04/15/2005 9:58:05 PM PDT by HardStarboard (With Lebanon simmering, Iran on medium-high, whose next? I vote Syria....lets turn up the heat!)
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To: Mark Felton

The Danes have a proud history of recognizing evil. Because of their recognition of the evil that was Nazi Germany, nearly every Danish Jew returned home after WWII. Not only that, but they the Jews returned to find their property tended to and their possessions looked after!

Recognizing evil may be in their cultural makeup. Expect a Fatwa any moment however....


32 posted on 04/15/2005 10:07:04 PM PDT by lil varmint
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Hope I look as good at 65.

She is elegant and wise.

33 posted on 04/15/2005 10:08:00 PM PDT by liberty2004
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To: Fred Nerks
DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO TERROR IN OUR MIDST:

thanks for the link. Scary. I do believe in the coming years we will see Europe torn apart by islamic terrorism. It is only going to get worse. I pray this time we DON'T save France or any other old European country. Screw them.

34 posted on 04/15/2005 10:14:54 PM PDT by liberty2004
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

This is from Denmark...which a very different view of things than the rest of Europe. I've spent two summer vacations up there in Denmark...and they are the most pro-America country out of Europe. They view everything as if they were in the middle of the situation and how they would be affected...thats the difference. They've also come out and basically said they want Muslims who come into Denmark...to integrate into society. Denmark first, then your religion. This is the only country in Europe that celebrates the 4th of July...there is actually a giant picnic and bar-b-q which 10,000 Danes usually attend.


35 posted on 04/15/2005 10:19:20 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: nutmeg

read later


36 posted on 04/15/2005 10:21:23 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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mark


37 posted on 04/15/2005 10:27:20 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (This tagline brought to you by Islam. Islam, only the best of the 12th century for you and yours.)
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To: Fred Nerks

bttt


38 posted on 04/15/2005 10:29:00 PM PDT by lainde
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

gotta love this..."she's a six-foot tall blonde who chain-smokes Greek cigarettes, dresses fashionably but is no mannequin and claims to be no role model for anybody", The Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 5, '91


39 posted on 04/15/2005 10:30:40 PM PDT by politicalwit (USA...A Nation of Selective Law Enforcement.)
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To: Mark Felton

It won't be long before the lib whiners call for sanctions on Denmark.


40 posted on 04/15/2005 10:47:29 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Mark Felton

I'm glad it comes from a Nordic country. Those are the least troubled by Muslims and the ones that are famous for their tolerance. Many countries of Europe try to imitate them in social issues. If they are so tolerant and they don't have a lot of trouble with Muslims AND THEY ARE STILL SEEING THE DANGER, how is that the idiots of Spain (my own country) don't see it?. My mom tells me that the elite is the most tolerant, whereas the workers or lower social class are sick of Muslims. Rape is the norm. Parents are afraid of letting daughters go out without their brothers. And crime rate is very high. I think the issue exploded with the demonstration of whites in Paris who were beaten by the Muslims.

I hope that the nordic countries example is again followed in Europe.


41 posted on 04/15/2005 10:48:48 PM PDT by angelanddevil2
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To: Mark Felton

WOW! Somebody of importance stating the truth about Islam. Could it be that people are finally seeing the danger of Islam? I hope so.


42 posted on 04/15/2005 11:05:49 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: Mark Felton

Holger Will Rise Again!

43 posted on 04/15/2005 11:41:29 PM PDT by HolgerDansk ("Oh Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round.)
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To: Mark Felton
Happy birthday, Your Majesty; and, many happy returns.

And until I read this, I thought all reigning queens with balls were enthroned in Frisco bath houses.

Brussles and Kofi will be deeply saddened by her inflamatory rhetoric...and that's a GOOD thing.

44 posted on 04/15/2005 11:46:00 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

She's 65? That's Old Europe.

The question is whether the youth of Old Europe will see the light.


45 posted on 04/16/2005 12:31:37 AM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: Mark Felton

The Queen's New Theme Song..........


I'm upper class high society
God's gift to ballroom notoriety
I always fill my ballroom
The event is never small
The social pages say I've got
The biggest balls of all

CHORUS:
I've got big balls
I've got big balls
And they're such big balls
Dirty big balls
And he's got big balls
And she's got big balls
But we've got the biggest balls of them all

And my balls are always bouncing
My ballroom always full
And everybody cums and cums again
If your name is on the guest list
No one can take you higher
Everybody says I've got
Great balls of fire

CHORUS

Some balls are held for charity
And some for fancy dress
But when they're held for pleasure
They're the balls that I like best
My balls are always bouncing
To the left and to the right
It's my belief that my big balls
Should be held every night

CHORUS


46 posted on 04/16/2005 12:31:55 AM PDT by WilliamWallace1999
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To: Charles Henrickson

I found the movie Luther with Joseph Fiennes inspiring.

Have you seen it?


47 posted on 04/16/2005 12:37:35 AM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: pepsionice
I agree. When I was stationed in Northern Germany with USAFE back in '87-'89, I went on leave and took a vacation up to Arhus, Denmark with my (then) girlfriend.

The pro-American sentiments were overt, obvious, & welcome, even to the extent of the two of us being admitted to a swanky Danish bar that usually required Coat & Tie for males and high-fashion dress from females on the simple fact that we were Americans, and in the military. We had no idea of the dress code before we hit the door; but the doormen--who certainly were large & numerous enough to have impeded any further progress from us, had they wished-- heard our accents and asked "are you Americans?"; us: "yes"; them: "Army, Americans? Air Force Americans?"; us: "Air Force"; them: "Not matter; come, come! Roy Orbison died tonight-sorry! Welkumm!!!"

I've long retained fond memories of Denmark in general and Arhus in particular after that experience (and it was, indeed, the day Roy Orbison died; the Danes mourned his passing as much as I, an American whom cherished his music, did).

We were the most under-dressed couple in the place, but neither of us paid for a single drink all night.

My respect for the penisula of Denmark has been quite high ever since...

48 posted on 04/16/2005 1:48:17 AM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("I had no shoes and I complained, until I saw a man who had no feet.")
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To: Mark Felton; All
Islam, The Alleged Religion of Peace® ( TARP™ )? Click this picture:

No, I am not exaggerating. Click the pic, go to "last," and read backwards.
If you aren't informed about this stuff, you will be made sick. If you are informed, you will be made mad, all over again.

49 posted on 04/16/2005 2:31:21 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: BobL
probably less than Britain and Germany.

Not sure about Germany, but in Britain Muslims are around 2.3% of the population.

50 posted on 04/16/2005 2:38:39 AM PDT by Da_Shrimp
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