Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Revolutionary Dane




In the last post we talked about a subversive sausage man. In this post the subject is a revolutionary Dane.
Generally speaking Danes stopped being in favour of revolution a long time ago. But when it comes to Pia Kjaersgaard, and what she would like to do to the Enhedsliste candidate to the Folketing Asmaa Abdol-Hamid, revolution is the word.

In an interview with the xenophobic-conservative magazine Sappho Pia Kjaersgaard is asked: What would be the significance of Asmaa being elected to the Folketing? Pia Kjaersgaard answers:
"There should be a lot more focus on the backing she's got from the Islamic Association in Denmark. Are they in favour of the same things as the Enhedsliste (Unity List)? Weddings for homosexuals, Lesbians' right to insemination, etc. No, they aren't! But if Asmaa had run for the Conservatives, they would have backed them as well. The don't give a damn, if only they get a fundamentalist into the Folketing".
Then they ask her: So what'll you do the day she speaks in parliament and starts her speeches with the words "In the name of Allah, the Merciful"? Pia Kjaersgaard:

"I think there'll be a revolution.... We'll kick her out. Yes, we will. I nearly said by physical force. but that's not feasible. So, what'll we do, by all means? Let's see, if she intends to sign the constitution in the first place. I think there'll be a revolution, the Danes have a way of clenching their fists in the pockets for a while. I think they'll have had it."
So, the parliamentary support of the conservative-liberal government is a closet revolutionary. That is interesting. It is even more thought-provoking that she talks about freedom of speech on all occasions. She seems to have some difficulty practising this principle herself, when she will deny Asmaa Abdol-Hamid this fundamental right.


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