Løkke underskriver FN-pagt i Afrikas sidste kolonimagt

Statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen underskrev i dag den nye FN-migrationspagt i Marokko – et land hvis kolonisering af Vestsahara bevirker, at titusindvis af Vestsaharas folk har boet i flygtningelejre siden 1975.

Den nye FN-pagt om migration har skabt meget debat i Danmark. Alligevel tog statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen til Marrakech i Marokko hvor konferencen blev afholdt mandag, og underskrev aftalen. Read more of this post

Danskhed er Kim Larsen, DF, kongehuset og 1864

Onsdag var jeg til indfødsretsprøve. 40 spørgsmål om Kim Larsen, kongehuset, den kriminelle lavalder, folketinget, forældremyndighed, dansk historie og Dansk Folkeparti skulle afgøre, om jeg kan søge om at blive dansker.

Der var cirka 200 mennesker udenfor Hal A. Vi var kommet ind i varmen med vores stribede halstørklæder, muslimske tørklæder, hættetrøjer, huer og omvendte kasketter på hovedet, for at tage indfødsretsprøven i Mariendalshallen på Frederiksberg. Der blev konverseret på russisk, arabisk, engelsk og dansk. Read more of this post

Hvorfor må jeg ikke blive dansker?

Jeg er født og opvokset i Danmark, med en diæt bestående af rugbrød, salmiaklakrids, EM i 92, Olsen Banden og rummelighed. Alligevel har jeg svært ved at blive dansk statsborger.

Jeg er født på Rigshospitalet, men blev automatisk tildelt britisk statsborgerskab da jeg blev født, fordi min far var britisk. Min mor er dansk. Min kone og børn er danske. Jeg har gået i folkeskole og i Danmark siden første klasse. Read more of this post

BBC cross-examines Danes on integration policy

Denmark’s immigration policies have been under scrutiny worldwide in recent years.  Sunday, the BBC broadcast a programme where a Copenhagen audience questioned four Danish politicians and social commentators on immigration, integration and Danishness.

The BBC had invited around 300 Danes to question a panel of MP for the Danish People’s Party Martin Henriksen, MP for the Red-Green Alliance Pernille Skipper, author Knud Romer and Integration Advisor Uzma Ahmed on matters such as immigration, the Danish burqa ban, and the concept of Danishness. Read more of this post

Krydsforhør om dansk integration på BBC

Danmark er kommet i søgelyset i den store verden på grund af vores udlændingepolitik. Søndag sendte BBC fra København, hvor publikum krydsforhørte politikere og meningsdannere om indvandring, integration og danskhed.

BBC World Questions inviterer en gang om måneden et lokalt publikum til at spørge et panel af lokale politikere og meningsdannere om presserende emner. Seneste var programmet i Harare, hvor lokale zimbabwianere grillede panelet om valgsvindel.   Read more of this post

Danes don niqabs and masks to protest new law

Hundreds of demonstrators wore full-face veils, masks, diving equipment and helmets to protest the Danish Burqa law that came into force today. The law bans the use of the Muslim niqab veil and burqa, as well as other items that cover the face such as false beards and masks.

The demonstration started in the multicultural area of Nørrebro in the Danish capital Copenhagen and ended in front of the Bellahøj Police Station, where the demonstrators joined hands to form a human chain that surrounded the police station.

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Det er svært at blive dansk

Det bliver sværere og sværere at blive dansker. Selvom jeg er født i Danmark af en dansk mor, har boet i Danmark siden 1979, og er dansk gift og har danske børn, fik jeg for nyligt afslag på min ansøgning om dansk statsborgerskab.

”De har ikke dokumenteret Deres kendskab til danske samfundsforhold, dansk kultur og historie”, stod der i anslaget til min ansøgning om dansk statsborgerskab. Afslaget dumpede ind af min brevsprække, næsten to år efter jeg havde ansøgt. Read more of this post

Becoming Danish is hard

It is increasingly hard to become Danish. Even though I am born in Denmark to a Danish mother, have lived in Denmark for most of my life, and am married to a Dane and have two Danish children, my post-Brexit application for Danish citizenship was rejected.

“You have not documented your knowledge and understanding of Danish society, culture and history,” I was told in a letter from the Danish Ministry of Immigration and Integration. I received this letter nearly two years after I had applied for Danish citizenship. Read more of this post

Alternative facts are nothing new

190415-20Perhaps the claims by elites that their system is benefitting, or will benefit, everyone are part of the reason why so many are pinning their hopes to populists like Trump. Perhaps ordinary people have experienced that this is also an alternative fact.

The Bowling Green Massacre really took place. Trumps inauguration was the “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period.” Millions of illegal votes were cast by illegal immigrants in the US election in November. Chicago is like a warzone. Read more of this post

Post-World Cup xenophobia in South Africa

After the euphoria and apparent pan-African pride of the 2010 World Cup, xenophobia has resurfaced in South Africa. After the World Cup final, there have been a steady trickling of reports of violence against foreigners. Some examples of this are the five Zimbabweans and Mozambicans who were injured in Kya Sands yesterday, one having been cut with an axe, after battles between foreigners and locals in the Johannesburg township; a Malawian man being killed and having had his genitals cut of last week; shops belonging to foreigners in townships in Cape Town having been burnt down and looted during the past two weeks ; two Somalis being killed and two others wounded when their shop was attacked in Worcester last week; and hundreds of foreigners who have businesses in the Mbekweni township near Paarl being escorted to safety by police officers when locals began looting their shops during the World Cup Final. Read more of this post