Copenhagen: Hizb ut-Tahrir hatred now a hate crime

Copenhagen: Hizb ut-Tahrir hatred now a hate crime

"You think Muslims are praying for a black eye?" [In Danish 'blue eye']
(campaign poster via Uriasposten)

The city of Copenhagen launched a new campaign urging victims of hate-crimes to report attacks. The three groups appearing on the campaign posters: Blacks, gays and Muslims. The campaign slogan (for example: 'you think Blacks should have blue eyes?') is a play on words using the Danish term for 'black eye'.

The campaign is run by a steering group of experts from the Copenhagen Police department, the City of Copenhagen, the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the City of Frederiksberg.

The campaign website explains the various types of hate-crimes. "Religious hatred" is defined as follows:

These crimes are based on your religion, or because you belong to a faith such as Islam, Christianity or Buddhism. But they can also be directed at you if you belong to a religious movement or society such as Scientology or Hizb ut-Tahrir.

It doesn't matter how radical or fundamentalist you get, it doesn't matter if you openly declare that all gays should be executed, or if a court decided you're spreading racist propaganda. If you claim you do it for your religion, the Copenhagen police will be there to protect you.

Other movements who preach hatred and actively work for establishing a dictatorship, such as Nazism and Communism, don't get the same protection.