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  • Danish Mega-Mosque Funded by Iran

    09/28/2011 9:49:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/22/2011 | Soeren Kern
    "...critics say that theocrats in Tehran intend to use the mosque to establish a recruiting center for the militant Shia Muslim group, Hezbollah in Europe..." The city council of Copenhagen has given its final approval for the construction of the first official "Grand Mosque" in the Danish capital. The mega-mosque will have a massive blue dome as well as two towering minarets and is architecturally designed to stand out on Copenhagen's low-rise skyline. Unlike most mosques in Europe, which cater to Sunni Muslims, the mosque in Copenhagen pertains to Shia Islam. The mosque is being financed by the Islamic Republic...
  • Neil Kinnock's daughter-in-law becomes Denmark's first female PM

    09/20/2011 6:29:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 16 Sep 2011 | Richard Orange
    Lord Kinnock's daughter-in-law Helle Thorning-Schmidt is to become Denmark’s first woman prime minister after winning a knife-edge victory in the country’s general election. As the first votes came in on Thursday night, her centre-left coalition, which was the strong favourite to win, at one point fell behind the government, but pulled ahead by the end of the night to win 89 of the country’s seats next to the 86 seats won by the coalition led by Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen. Addressing victorious Social Democratic Party members last night, Ms Thorning-Schmidt, 44, said: “Today is the day things change in...
  • Denmark: Sperm bank turns down redheads

    09/17/2011 4:34:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 79 replies · 4+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/16/11 | Richard Orange
    Denmark Sperm bank turns down redheads The world's largest sperm bank has started turning down redheaded donors because there is too little demand for their sperm. By Richard Orange 4:41PM BST 16 Sep 2011 Ole Schou, Cryos's director, said that there had been a surge in donations in recent years, allowing the facility to become much more picky about its donors. "There are too many redheads in relation to demand," he told told Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet. "I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner - for example, the sterile male - has red hair, or because the...
  • My Experiences with a Danish Sharia-Zone

    09/14/2011 11:48:14 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    europenews ^ | Sept 14, 2011 | Dan Ritto
    On the front page of today’s edition of [Danish newspaper] Ekstra-Bladet you can see the headline ‘Here, sharia law applies’, and a map of the areas of the country where the imams and so-called cultural societies have established an alternative judicial system based on sharia law. One of these areas is Gellerupparken, where I used to live and participate in what I thought was an effort to integrate immigrants into society. A feature article in the newspaper says that according to experts, these areas will, in the course of 10-15 years, be anti-democratic. I’ll stipulate that depending on what you...
  • English are 'hardest working nation in Europe' (Poor overworked Brit alert)

    FULL TITLE: English are 'hardest working nation in Europe' and take the fewest paid and public holidays If you’re feeling over-worked and in desperate need of a holiday you’re not alone - the English are the hardest working nation in Europe, taking the least number of paid and public holidays, according to new research. The survey revealed workers in England get a minimum of just 28 days leave, compared to residents in Sweden and Portugal, who are given the most, with 39 days. The average leave and public holiday entitlement is 34 days across Europe, according to research by Hotels.com....
  • Do like the Germans do, try and become Vikings!

    07/30/2011 4:30:49 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 42 replies
    07/31/2011 | WesternCulture
    To anyone sane of mind, it's pretty obvious that something, basically, is wrong about the way large parts of European and American economy is run today. Scandinavia is an exception - and a bigger one than most people are aware of. Our German neighbors are beginning to realize this and lately Chancellor Merkel have been very successful in restoring economic growth on German soil. Presently, the German economy, after 20 years of a sad standstill, is growing at a pace nearing that of Sweden. Scandinavia (including Finland) taken as a whole is today the World's 10th largest economy despite it's...
  • Kook Lefty Bloggers Say Sarah Palin, The Right, Caused the Norway Massacres

    07/23/2011 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The American Spectator Blog ^ | July 23, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    Often the Left is so predictable. While Norway mourns the deaths of the 92 (so far) shooting victims, kook bloggers at FireDogLake, Democratic Underground, and elsewhere are already labelling the alleged killer to be "right wing." This meme appears to have started with a comment made by a Norwegian political science professor who speculated that the shooter might be "right wing." Even Sarah Palin is now being blamed for the shooting because the suspect reportedly favored the creation of a European Tea Party. The media keeps repeating the mantra that the shooter is "right wing." But what does it even...
  • Danish committee approves government’s controversial border control plans

    07/08/2011 8:38:35 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2011
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark on Friday approved a decision to re-establish permanent customs checkpoints at its borders, removing the last hurdle to a plan aimed at stopping crime and illegal immigration but which has been strongly criticized in Europe as violating visa-free travel rules. The 17-member parliamentary Finance Committee announced the approval after lawmakers voted to reject an opposition motion to abandon it. Germany and the European Union say border checkpoints violate EU rules on unrestricted travel in the Schengen zone and regulations on free movement within the bloc. In Denmark, opponents say it is a sop to nationalists, business...
  • Denmark tightens border controls

    07/05/2011 10:01:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/5/2011 | Matthew Day
    Denmark has tightened its border controls in a move which opponents claim could sound the death knell for the EU’s principle of free movement. The Scandinavian country deployed an extra 50 customs officers at crossings on the German and Swedish borders in an attempt to curb cross-border crime and illegal immigration. Danish custom officers check a unindentified driver from the Netherlands at the Danish-German border in Padborg, Denmark This figure will rise to 98 by the end of the year. Denmark, which belongs to the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone, also plans to increase video surveillance at crossings and build four...
  • Jury clears Chicago businessman in Mumbai attacks

    06/09/2011 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2011 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious charge accusing him of cooperating in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai. The jury reached its split verdict after two days of deliberations, finding Tahawwur Rana guilty of providing material support to terrorism in Denmark and to the Pakistani militant group that had claimed responsibility for the three-day siege in India's largest city that left more than 160 people dead, including six Americans.
  • Ovaltine, Vegemite Banned in Denmark

    06/02/2011 4:55:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    After news that Britain's beloved Marmite has been removed from supermarket shelves in Denmark it emerged Thursday that Australia's favorite spread, Vegemite, has also been added to the Scandanavian country's banned list. Denmark has ordered Vegemite, along with Marmite and Ovaltine, off its shelves because food authorities have never confirmed claims that it is a "rich source of Vitamin B" and folate.
  • Marmite made illegal in Denmark

    05/24/2011 10:22:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/24/11
    According to the marketing slogan it is a taste that you either love or hate. But Danes will no longer get the chance to make up their own minds on Marmite after the British delicacy was banned under food safety laws. The strongly flavoured dark brown spread made from brewer's yeast has joined Rice Crispies, Shreddies, Horlicks and Ovaltine prohibited in Denmark under legislation forbidding the sale of food products with added vitamins as threat to public health. Many well known breakfast cereal and drink brands have already been banned or taken off supermarket shelves after Danish legislation in 2004...
  • Should USA try and be more like sucessful Northern Europe?

    05/17/2011 12:53:21 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 54 replies
    05/17/2011 | WesternCulture
    - Perhaps, but Northern Europe didn't get rich by adopting policies resembling what Obama today is doing to the US.
  • Denmark to lay claim to North Pole

    05/17/2011 7:10:51 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | May 17, 2011 | AFP
    COPENHAGEN - DENMARK, which already counts Greenland and the Faroe Islands as its Arctic territories, is planning to lay claim to the North Pole, a daily reported on Tuesday, quoting a leaked foreign ministry paper. 'The country is expected to lay claim to the continental shelf in five areas around the Faroe Islands and Greenland, including the North Pole itself,' the strategy paper reads, according to the online version of the Information daily, which said it obtained a copy of the strategy document set for publication in June. If Denmark's 'Arctic Strategy 2011-2020' is adopted, the claims would put the...
  • Denmark debates the cost of immigrants

    05/02/2011 1:11:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 5/2/2011
    The controversy has been stirring Denmark for some days. “The economists behind the report on the cost of immigration oppose the government,” writes Information, accusing the government and its majority of exploiting the economists’ work for political ends. Drawn up at the government’s request, their report is now being used by the Danish People’s Party — the far-right party supporting the Liberal-Conservative majority in parliament — and the integration minister to call for further restrictions on immigration. Denmark is already applying the most restrictive immigration laws in Europe. The conservative daily Jyllands-Posten revealed this report on April 28 under the...
  • EU warns Denmark about instituting border checks

    05/13/2011 9:12:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/11
    The European Union is warning Denmark its plans for customs checks may violate EU law and the Schengen free travel agreement. Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, telephoned Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen Friday morning, then followed up with a letter saying the commission had "grave concerns" that Denmark's plan would hinder the smooth functioning of Europe's single market. Member countries may not institute systematic border checks. They can sometimes institute spot checks, but Barroso wrote that the country must demonstrate that the measures are necessary. Denmark says the checks are needed to fight cross-border crime and...
  • Denmark threatens to thwart EU open border policy

    05/12/2011 3:12:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 5/12/2011 | Gaëlle Faure
    Denmark was on a collision course with the European Union on Thursday as it defended a plan to unilaterally enforce stricter border controls, a policy which reflects growing resentment across Europe toward the EU “open-border” policy. "We see a rise in cross-border crime: drugs, east European gangs, human trafficking, money smuggling... And one of the efficient ways to fight this is border control," Danish Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said Wednesday on Danish television, adding that the enforcement measures would “be put in place as soon as possible.” Danish authorities have planned to invest over €20 million in more customs...
  • Denmark steps up border controls to curb crime, illegal immigration

    05/11/2011 8:54:50 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 3 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 05/11/2011 9:53 AM | The Associated Press
    COPENHAGEN - Denmark's government says it will install permanent control stations along its borders to curb crime and illegal immigration. Police and customs officials will use the stations to do random checks of cars and passports, and increase the use of scanners designed to detect illegal immigrants hiding in vans. Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen says control booths will be erected at crossings to Germany and Sweden and in harbours and airports. The agreement was made to meet demands from the government's nationalistic ally, the Danish People's Party, and is expected to be approved by Parliament. Hjort Frederiksen insisted Wednesday...
  • The Struggle Goes On by Lars Hedegaard (convicted for “hate speech” against Muslims) )

    05/06/2011 1:51:22 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 4 replies
    International Free Press Society ^ | 5 May 2011 | Lars Hedegaard
    Statement by Lars Hedegaard on his conviction for “hate speech” Copenhagen, May 5, 2011 It is with great sadness I have to report that Denmark’s reputation as a haven of free speech and a bastion of resistance to sharia encroachment is irreparably tarnished. Denmark is my country and I used to be proud of it. On May 3 the Eastern Superior Court in Copenhagen convicted me of hate speech under Denmark’s infamous Article 266 b of the penal code – a rubber provision that may be stretched to serve any political purpose dear to the hearts of the ruling elites....
  • Protecting Muslim Girls From Rape is Now a Crime in Europe

    05/04/2011 11:53:06 AM PDT · by forty_years · 9 replies · 1+ views
    netwmd.com ^ | May 4, 2011 | Phyllis Chesler
    Freedom of speech and women's rights just took a major hit in Denmark earlier today when the public prosecutor found Lars Hedegaard, the President of the Danish (and International) Free Press Society, guilty of "hate speech" under section 266b of the Danish penal code. Hedegaard's crime was to note "the great number of family rapes in areas dominated by Muslim culture in Denmark." ...