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Danish minister: We are silenced by Islam

Inger Støjberg, the Danish minister of immigration and integration, lamented the "loss" and "silence" imposed by Islam in an article for newspaper BT as well as in a Facebook post.

Published: February 6, 2018, 10:17 am

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    Danes have “lost” and have been “silenced” by Islam and its fundamentalist followers she said in an article published under the title “The Sad Truth About Islam” in Danish.

    Minister Støjberg borrowed a phrase from new play which opened on January 25 in Copenhagen, named The Book of Mormon, citing Mormons being “famous for being offensive” in the words of starring actor Robert Bengtsson.

    When Kasper Holten, the director, told Denmark’s TV2 retorted “If you are a Mormon and do not want us to make fun of your faith, then do not go and see the play,” the minister quickly pointed out his inconsistency on the subject of religion.

    In response to this sarcasm, Støjberg responded: “Try changing ‘Mormon’ to ‘Muslim’ and say that if you are a Muslim and do not want us to make fun of your faith, then do not go and see the play. An unthinkable act in Denmark 2018? Yes, unfortunately.”

    She then described a scene in the play wherein an actor allegedly points his middle finger at the sky and screams “curse that bastard” and writes:

    “Could you imagine that an actor in Denmark standing with his middle finger outstretched at the sky screaming ‘stupid bastard’ at Allah? … Under no circumstances! We all know what would happen. Hysterical protests about crimes against Muslim’s religious feelings. Demonstrations against the play. Vandalism. Death threats against actors and director. It would never be allowed. The point is that we have lost. We have become scared by a religion whose fanatics have threatened us to silence.”

    Satirical sketches of the Prophet Muhammed by Kurt Westergaard were removed from a Danish museum a while ago. The Al-Qaida terrorist attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 that left 12 dead, was also blamed on satire attacking Islam.

    “But where are all these people with ‘the right position’ now when Mormons are being violated?” Støjberg asked. “Where are the angry politicians talking about how horrible it is that these Mormons are being hurt?”

    “Unfortunately the answer is simple: because even though Mormons are offended, argue and get hurt over their dissatisfactions, they do not resort to weapons and terror. No theatres were burning. No one was killed.”

    The Danish minister concluded: “There is no difference between the satire. Or the annoyance religious people feel over the satire. The difference is that, in reality, it is primarily the followers of the so-called religion of peace, Islam, which actually engages with weapons, violence and terror.”

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