Denmark: When the media has no story

Danish Uriasposten brings an interesting look at how the media works.

To understand the background: The Danish People's Party is no stranger to controversy. Søren Krarup, one of the party's parliament members, regularly appears on the news. In the past he had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and the hijab to a swastika during parliamentary debates.

In this game there are two players - both the politicians and the newspapers want to get headlines, and both of them know exactly how to do it.

So.. what happens on a slow news day?

On Nov. 27th, Berlingske Tidende came out with the following headline: Krarup: Burqa wearers will lose voting right

"After keeping a low profile since his controversial comparison between the swastika and Muslim veils Danish People's Party's Søren Krarup again attacks Muslim clothing.

Krarup wants to forbid Muslim women from voting at the parliament elections, if they have covered their face with a burqa or niqab.


The proposal comes after the Canadian government introduced a bill that requires Muslim women to remove face-veils in voting booths, so they can't hide their identity."

The story was picked up by other news media:

- 27/10-07 (23.01) DR Online - Krarup: Reject burqa at voting booth .

" Both conservative leaders, Bendt Bendtsen and Minister of the Interior Lars Løkke Rasmussen reject the proposal."

- 28/10 (09.54) TV2 Online - Krarup: Burqa - zero voting right.

- 28/10-07 (12.44) Politiken - Krarup: Women with burqa will lose voting right.

- 29/10-07 (07.00) 180 Grader - Pia K: Strip burka-wearing voting right

" This is a frontal assault on the fundamental democratic freedoms. We completely don't care if people come with a top-hat, burqa or cassock.. such is democracy" (Morten Østergaard, deputy chairman of the of the Danish Social Liberal Party)


On Oct. 30th Søren Krarup published a letter in Berlingske Tidende in which he says the following:

Berlingske Tidende called me up and said that the Canadian government had prepared a bill that forbids Muslim women from wearing a burqa or other face-covering clothing, when they vote for parliament. They should be identified by their faces. What do you say? I answered that the bill was obviously correct, since obviously they should be identified at the voting place where they will vote. There are today so many fakes with cards and certificate. Bottom line, it's the face that indicates identity.


Berlingske Tidende then went on to report this as a minor sensation, saying Krarup wants to deprive Muslim women of their voting rights.

However, Krarup says his statements are exactly what Danish law says. According the parliamentary elections law, one must identify himself before voting, possible with an ID card. And according to the ID law, the identifying picture must be taken without a head covering.


If there's no news, why not create some?

Source: Uriasposten (Danish)

See also: Denmark: Hijab is as totalitarian as a swastika


personalrep1 said...


Larry Houle

Islam is a barbaric, sexist, violent ideology (not a religion) that worships a pagan god (Allah) and women are oppressed under Islam. How could any woman be ‘proud’ to follow a man who was a pedophile, endorser of clitoridectomy, slave trader, rapist, polygamist, punched his child bride and endorsed whipping/beating women and ploughing them like fields, stoned women to death, flogged his slave women for fornication while he had sex with slaves himself, raped his slaves, propositioned women and passed them round to friends, denied women equal inheritance, or equality under the law etc forever and abused and denigrated them in every way--not to mention his general sadism to others, mass murder, amputations, beheading, flogging, thievery, pillaging, lying, megalomania---unending horror .

The hijab is symbolic of Islamic violence, control, threats and totalitarian political aspirations!

There is absolutely no reason why we should allow young girls, even toddlers to be covered with heads wrapped in 'hijabs' that they cannot remove! Such attire is child cruelty and discriminates against girls under Islam's gender apartheid attitudes which conflict with western attitudes of freedom and equality for girls and boys. Allowing hijabs on children masquerades as tolerance and religious freedom while the repulsive reasons for such attire and its implications and effects are never examined. Those who find this attire (on adults or children) offensive and symbolic of repression and totalitarianism are never allowed to speak! Freedom does not mean ‘do what you like’-hopefully we won’t let Muslim males marry/have sex with pre-pubescent children (if we manage to find out!) just because Islamic text, laws and Muhammad’s example say they can.

Islam teaches that women are evil and that the whole female is shameful and must cover herself to avoid being molested and to have some chance of entering paradise (though most women populate hell!!).

Muslim Book 8, Number 3240: Jabir reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) saw a woman, and so he came to his wife, Zainab, as she was tanning a leather and had sexual intercourse with her. He then went to his Companions and told them: The woman advances and retires in the shape of a devil, so when one of you sees a woman, he should come to his wife, for that will repel what he feels in his heart.

And if he can't make it to his wife? Note the rape rates (65->80%) in Europe are due to Muslim (non-western) males! Rape is indeed about power and Muslim males have absolute power over their women and can beat those who disobey (or just throw them out!)….infidel women are ‘booty’ to Muslims males!

Anonymous said...

Good for Denmark! The Islamofascists are the racist ones. They are against the Christian Race, and the Jewish Race and the Buddhist race and the Atheist race and the...

draw not Muhammad -
Islamic law can only
apply to Muslims...

Muslims not bound by Buddhist
Christian or Jewish doctrine

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
you have NO rights

to hate religions
that demand to convert you

absurd thought -
God of the Universe calls
for sick ideologies

that deny human rights
KILL adulterers and gays

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't learn about jihad

wanting to know or teach it
is RACIST say the WACKOS