Islam – ‘a terrorist movement’

A few days after the Danish People’s Party (DF) punished its Copenhagen mayoral candidate for publishing racist remarks on her website, removing her from the post as the party spokesman on educational affairs, her successor went ahead and described the Muslim religion as a terrorist movement.

Defeated mayoral candidate Louise Frevert’s website compared Muslims with tumours, causing a public outrage. Though she blamed the statement on her website editor, DF punished her by removing her from a number of spokesman posts in parliament, including the one on educational policies.

Her replacement, Martin Henriksen, however, has also been criticised for having a website that is equally anti-Muslim. “From its beginning, Islam has been a terrorist movement”, Henriksen stated on his website, warning against letting Muslims run for office in parliament and municipal councils.

“It’s well known that Islam is lying low, well-knowing that no Islamic group or state has the military power it takes to conquer us. The goal we know, the method is to quietly take over and infiltrate our democratic institutions”, Henriksen said on his website. Danish converts to Islam get their share of the blame as “moral criminals”.

Danish converts to Islam get their share of the blame as “moral criminals”. “These young Danes, who turn their backs on their heritage and thereby all of us, are committing an indescribable moral crime,” the website stated.

The website was discussed in a DF parliamentary group meeting on Thursday, where Henriksen said he had received full backing from his fellow party members. “It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that an MP from the Danish People’s Party is critical of Islam. It’s a part of the party’s policy, so I’m not removing anything from my website,” Henriksen told national broadcaster DR.

Copenhagen Post, 10 December 2005