Danish report on terror: Islamic movements a threat to democracy
The report "Islamic anti-democratic and violence-promoting environments in Denmark. What do we know?" is groundbreaking. Even our Social Democrats seem to notice the imminent danger and that the basis of our society and whole way of life - democracy - is under attack. According to the report, Islamic movements also reject multiculturalism...
Translated from Danish by Nicolai Sennels, Politiken, May 8: "Report: Copenhagen has for years had Islamic movements that promote violence":
There are several different types of anti-democratic movements that adhere to Islamist ideologies in Denmark. This is the conclusion in a new report on the extremist currents in parts of the Muslim community in Denmark. The report is published by the Ministry of Social Services and Integration.
According to Minister Karen Haekkerup (Social Democrats), the report show that extremist environments pose a threat to democracy. The report also states that several of the extremist environments have played a role for people who were caught in terrorist cases.
"Research indicates that for several years there has been an environment in the Copenhagen area that supports violence, environments that are connected to several terrorism cases," it states.
"In Denmark, there are different types of anti-democratic movements which profess Islamist ideologies."
Islamism is defined in the report as a political interpretation of Islam, where society is to be regulated and guided by principles found in Islam.
According to the report, Islamism gets its nourishment from a victim mentality among its followers. "The perception of injustice and oppression of Muslims in a Danish and global context is a recurring theme," it explains. (...)