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tension and backlash against Muslims in Europe
Denmark: Expel Islam from Europe
The controversial Danish People's Party member of the European
Parliament Mogens Camre spoke at the DPP's annual meeting Sunday,
calling to expel Islam from Europe.
"Islam cannot be integrated. Islam will dominate Europe. And Islam is
incompatible with our values. Therefore Islam will be thrown out of
Europe. This little land is ours, we forged it ourselves. And we will
govern it ourselves and decide ourselves who will live in it and how
they will behave. And we will fight until Denmark is again free," said
Camre, to loud applause.
Last year a similar statement by DPP member Merethe Egeberg Holm caused
a commotion, when she said "Out with all Muslims in Europe and in with
Jews instead!" That was her last speech as after last year's meeting,
she was expelled from the party.
Camre met with harsh criticism for his statement. Kamal Qureshi
(Socialist People's Party) compared the DPP politicians to Danish Nazi
head Jonni Hansen. He also hit out at his colleagues in parliament, whom
he thinks are keeping too quiet. Both the reigning party and the
opposition should distance themselves from the statements.