Hizb-ut-Tahrir unwanted in Denmark.
Posted by Exile on September 13, 2006
According to the latest poll here, three out of every four Danes would like to see the Islamic orgnisation Hizb-ut-Tahrir made illegal in Denmark. About time too. Opinion has slanted slowly but surely for Denmark to follow in the footsteps of Holland and Germany and outlaw the organisation.
This has political ramifications too. Two years ago the state prosecutor claimed that one could not make an organisation illegal in Denmark. But since Hizb-ut-Tahrir chairman Fadi Abdel was sentenced to three months in prison for threatening The Prime Minister and calling for the murder of Jews, the Minister for Legal Affairs, Lene Espersen, is prepared to consider the move. Abdel has appealed the sentence, but if the High Court upholds the sentence then the Public Prosecutor may have to change his thinking.
The math is simple here. Seventy five percent of the population wants this organisation outlawed. The Politicians involved want them outlawed but until now have not had the mandate to do so. It would appear that for the first time in along time, the politicians are finally on the same wavelength as the people.
I would like to see them go. I would like the law to state that membership of such an organisation is illegal in itself. I think we should change the law accodingly, not just to outlaw the organisation but all its members too. With imprisonment and deportation as a minimum sentence.
So that’s me, the vast majority of Danes and a few brave politicians.
I wonder how much the High Court judges want the same thing?