“. . . SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENMARK”

Posted: July 21, 2011 in Denmark, Islam
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“. . . SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENMARK”

Hamlet Act 1, scene 4, 87–91

It was the proud Danish response to attempted fascist totalitarian control during the Nazi occupation of Denmark during World War II that inspired this blog. Just in the past week that history has been over-written by appeasement and capitulation.

Whereas Holland did the right thing and acquitted Geert Wilders (protecting at least a modicum of free speech in Holland against those who would stifle all dissent) Denmark convicted Free Speech advocate Lars Hedegaard of violation of their hate-speech legislation. [1]

§ 266b of the Danish penal code:

“Whoever publicly or with the intent of public dissemination issues a pronouncement or other communication by which a group of persons are threatened, insulted or denigrated due to their race, skin colour, national or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation is liable to a fine or incarceration for up to two years.”

The larger issue is the same as in the Geert Wilders case. It should not be a fine distinction within jurisprudence whether or not it is a violation of hate-speech legislation to ‘blow the cover’ off an anti-democratic, authoritarian and basic-human-rights-violating ideology. As a result of this verdict, it appears that what matters more than truth in modern, post-Christian Denmark is whether or not a powerful and threatening group feels insulted by the facts.

The religio-cultural practices of Islamist ideology are clearly on record: dressing women in black in 40 degree Arabian temperatures, genital mutilation (WHO reports 2 million per year), purchase of nine-year-old girls for marriage and introduction into Saudi harems, treating women as property, honour-killings, public flogging, stoning and Koranic permission for corporal punishment by husbands. [2] These are well-established and well-reported practices endorsed by various Sheiks and Imams. [3] Authoritarian control in shame-honor cultures prevents adequate reporting of such incidents yet those who attempt to advocate for the rights of these culture-victims within western cultures now face prosecution: so much for liberal-democratic principles.

It is a dark day for Denmark. After the Jyllands-Posten 30 September 2005, ‘Mohammad Cartoon’ incident (which eventually cost the lives of some 20 innocents at the hands of Muslims who felt insulted) it looked as though Denmark was going to support the principle of free expression. But then the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen described the controversy as Denmark’s worst international crisis since World War II . Indeed it was because whereas the Nazi-invasion was not successful in breaking the back of Danish democracy, the Jihadist invasion has been.

The hypocrisy of the leftist Secular Humanist Religionists (SHR) in North America and Western Europe is visceral:

Critics of the cartoons described them as Islamophobic or racist,[5] and argued that they are blasphemous to people of the Muslim faith, are intended to humiliate a Danish minority, or are a manifestation of ignorance about the history of Western imperialism. [4]

While the leftist elitists defend the anti-democratic Sharia forces, the National Endowment for the Arts in the USA will use public funds to display a crucifix in a jar of urine and countless other gross blasphemies against Christians while talk-show hosts mockingly ask the ‘artist’ the question: “whose urine was it”?

Christians did not riot.

The murder of Theo van Gogh (who was ‘convicted’ on the grounds of artistic expression) by a Muslim is of course, inconsequential. After all, he had offended Islam and it is the ‘religion of peace’. The gutless western press remains silent because their presses and studios might be blown up.

But this is just a symptom. Post-Christian, Islamic Europe is now fact, not fiction. The witch-hunts and blasphemy trials have begun in Holland and Denmark and gutless, bankrupt, pathetic Europe will slide into Sharia without even noticing it happened.[5]

In the words of Bruce Thornton:

This self-abasing posture and acknowledgement of Muslim superiority has traditionally characterized the dhimmi whose fate is to be subordinated to Islam. [6]

Instead of ‘Donning the Yellow Star’, post-modern Denmark has donned the Crescent Moon. For saying such things, I may be subject to prosecution.

Endnotes

[1] http://www.internationalfreepresssociety.org/2011/05/president-of-the-free-press-society-lars-hedegaard-declared-guilty-of-racist-statements/ SHAME ON DENMARK! Lars Hedegaard found guilty of hate speech

[2] Bruce Thornton. Decline and Fall: Europe’s Slow-Motion Suicide. Encounter Books New York, 2001. p.84

[3] The example being that Hedegaard quoted the Imam directly in his address to the court prior to his conviction. http://www.internationalfreepresssociety.org/2011/01/awaiting-the-verdict/

[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversy

[5] http://deborahgyapong.blogspot.com/2011/01/mark-steyn-on-lars-hedegaard-trial.html

[6] Thornton, Decline, op.cit p. 95

Roger Brian Neill.

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