Don’t Believe Everything You Read..
Posted by Exile on May 9, 2007
.. especially if you read Avisen.dk.
Avisen.dk, a Danish online newspaper, published an article yesterday describing the activities of the new allaince against the Jihad in Denmark, the group “Anti-jihad”. The group is made up of SIAD, Frit Danmark, Nationale Danskere, I Media, og Frie Danske Nationalister.
The article describes this collection of non-political associations as being armed and dangerous and colours them as extreme right wing fanatics. All of that is simply not true. Furthermore, the article by “journalist” Rune Eltard-Sørensen, also states that the Center for Vigilant Freedom formed the group. Which is also not true.
It should perhaps be mentioned here, that our intrepid and greatly misinformed journalist has also spent a little time at Her Majesty´s pleasure for once having attacked the Danish Foreign Minister, Per Stig Møller, with red paint. So if he wants to start talking dirty, we’ll have that to throw back at him. I have this to say about him: Ignorant uninformed lefty lout.
SIAD chairman Anders Gravers has of course replied. Here is a copy of his letter to the red rag: (Note: my translation.)
To Chief Editor David Trads
Avisen.dk’s journalist Rune Eltard-Sørensen has published a critical article concerning SIAD and the Anti-jihad movement under the title “Armed network will stop Islam in Denmark”. (Avisen, 08 May 2007.)
“Armed network will stop Islam in Denmark” is full of misrepresentation and lies.
Firstly, the title in itself is a direct lie. The Anti-jihad movement is not armed. During a telephone interview on the 7th May the SIAD Chairman clearly stated that Anti-jihad operates only within the framework of the law, as Rune Eltard-Sørensen was clearly interested in this and was this the case?
The subtitle in the article states: “With loaded weapons and support from abroad, a newly formed extreme right wing group will set the agenda concerning the debate on immigration”.
As mentioned before, there are no weapons in the Anti-jihad movement. Anti-jihad is neither left, right nor middle orientated. We have no political agenda as such, in that we are broadspectered and have only one goal, That is, to stop the islamisation of Denmark. To call us right wing extremists is a direct lie.
Further in the article is stated: “On saturday Anti-jihad will take to the streets and demonstrate for “more freedom for citizens – less control over gangs”. The initiative is aimed at concentrating the debate on immigration”.
Once again, a lie. Our slogan is “more freedom for citizens – more control over gangs”, which can be clearly read on our website, www. siad.dk
The article states, concerning The Chairman, Anders Gravers and SIAD that; “He has now allied himself with a string of groups from the extreme right wing and has established contact with the international organisation, “Vigilant Freedom”. The organisation offers support to Islam-critical groups over the entire world and was recently involved in the creation of a scandinavian section of the Anti-jihad movement”.
SIAD refutes the charge of right wing extremism and is not allied to groups in the extreme right wing. All our groups are non-political, neither right, left nor center.
Vigilant Freedom has not been involved in the formation of “Anti-jihad” in Denmark. The 910 group is SIAD’s contact and has nothing to do with “Anti-jihad”.
Finally the article mentions Michael Ellegaard, foreman for Frit DK, who mentions weapons. Michael Ellegaard is expressing a personal opinion and is not a spokesperson for “Anti-jihad”. Anything he says is personally accountable.
However, the article seems to be based solely on his statements about weapons and thereby his statements are directly linked to “Anti-jihad”, which has been done deliberately but which is a complete distortion of the truth.
All in all, this article is a disgrace and a very poor advertisement for your journalists credibility.
SIAD and Anti-jihad demand an immediate retraction of the lies and distortions that are presented in this article
Anders Gravers. Chairman, SIAD.
I daresay the chief editor will also be hearing from CVF in the near future.