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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6 Blacklisted Hate Preachers ‘Not Welcome’ in Denmark

& Study by Statistics Denmark reveals the 20% of Danes will be foreign-born or descendants of immigrants by 2060 

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Denmark has banned the entry of six foreign preachers for at least two years, following the publication of a blacklist of those it says have spread hate speech.

The blacklist, consisting of just six people, is dominated by controversial Muslim preachers and also features the Evangelical Florida pastor Terry Jones, who gained notoriety for burning copies of the Koran.

The list comprises Saudis Salman al-Ouda and Muhammad Al-Arifi, Americans Kamal El-Mekki and Jones, Syrian Mohammed Rateb al-Nabulsi and Canadian Bilal Philips.

The Danish Immigration and Integration Ministry believes that the blacklist "sends a clear signal that travelling fanatical religious preachers who try to undermine our democracy and fundamental values of freedom and human rights are not welcome in Denmark."

Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg echoed these sentiments.

“The government won’t accept hate preachers coming to Denmark to preach hate against Danish society and indoctrinate listeners to commit violence against women and children, spread ideas of a caliphate and undermine our founding values,” the Copenhagen Post cites her as saying.

“So I am naturally very pleased that it’s now clear to everyone that these people are not welcome in Denmark,” she added.

“There’s a matter of principle in saying that there are people we don’t want on Danish soil, coming here and preaching hate. We do not want people here if they are coming to incite terror or to incite assault or violence against Jews and homosexuals,” Støjberg told broadcaster DR.

The center-right government announced plans last May to create the list, following the airing of a hidden-camera documentary ‘Moskeerne bag sløret’ (The mosques behind the veil) which exposed radical preachers in Danish mosques.

The immigration authority will continuously assess which preachers should be placed on the blacklist.

1 in 5 Danes to be immigrants or immigrant descendants by 2060, statistics show

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One-fifth of the Danish population will be either foreign-born or of foreign descent by 2060, according to the latest statistics presented to the Danish parliament.

The figures, compiled by Statistics Denmark (DST) for the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs, show that around every eighth person will be from a non-Western country. Currently, immigrants form around 13 percent of the Danish population, with non-Western immigrants forming 8 percent.

One would expect the vast majority of 'non-Western' immigrants are Muslim and the percentage of Muslims in Denmark are certain to increase more rapidly than any other religion or non-religion. Consequently, I expect the percentage of Muslims in Denmark to exceed 15% by 2060.

Is that a bad thing? According to Dr Peter Hammond what often happens in countries where Islam is rising, looks like this:

At this point (5-10%), they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in France and Sweden.

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.

The statistics prompted a variety of reactions from local politicians.

“These are quite dramatic figures that I think should be an eye-opener for everyone,” Dan Jorgensen of the Social Democrats told the newspaper Berlingske. “If we do not bring the numbers down, it will be a completely different Denmark we will be faced with in a very short time.”

“Many of these people have difficulty being integrated into the labor market and live in parallel societies.”

Martin Henriksen of the right-wing Danish People's Party, known for its anti-immigration standpoint, condemned the figures.

"It's appalling. It’s not surprising, but it is appalling that it goes so strongly with population trends in Denmark,” he said.

Some, however, were more positive.

“If the Danes do not start to have more children, they must come from somewhere else,” said Sofie Carsten Nielsen of the center-left Danish Social Liberal Party.

“Now there is potential in the form of the many immigrant children and descendants, who in 2060 will have a great work potential.”

This was a view echoed by Steen Nielsen, the deputy director of the Confederation of Danish Industry, who agreed that immigrants will be needed to make up for the gradually shrinking labor pool.

“As I look ahead, we will increasingly need foreign employees, because it does not look like Danish labor will increase,” Nielsen told Berlingske.

While the DST noted that population projections are not an exact science and make many assumptions about future birth and death rates, experts warned Berlingske that changing demographics could cause social, cultural and economic tensions in Denmark. For example, immigrants who fail to find a job have to be supported by benefits, while culture clashes over issues like segregated swimming lessons will rise. Currently, the Ministry of Finance estimates non-Western immigration costs the Danish treasury 33 billion kroner (around US$4.8 billion) a year, while Western immigration generates a profit.

However, many of these immigrants are currently children who cannot contribute to the economy until they grow up, so better integration of immigrants and their descendants in the future may avoid the worst of these consequences.

Statements testify that there is a huge integration task ahead of us, if not we will have a society with greater inequality and more segregation,” said Rose Skaksen, research director at the Rockwool Foundation think tank.

Even in spite of these possible changes, however, Denmark’s foreign-born population will still be lower than in some other Western countries such as Switzerland and Australia, in both of which foreigners already form around a quarter of the population. The United Arab Emirates has one of the highest foreign-born populations in the world, with almost 90 percent of its residents hailing from another country.