* Unfathomable! How did we get this far into Dhimmitude?
* Pic thanks to ZIP
Denmark’s far-right People’s Party will launch a newspaper campaign against judges wearing Muslim headscarves in court on Thursday, a spokesman said.
”There is no way we will accept this symbol of tyranny,” party spokesman Soeren Espersen said.
Three DDP party ads printed in Thursday’s newspapers were to show Muslim women dressed as judges and wearing various veils, along with the words: ”The country will be built on Sharia (Islamic) law.”
”The Muslim law is the symbol of women’s submission. This is not about ’30 grams of fabric’ but about tyranny and submission. And you as a citizen must accept to come before a judge in court dressed in the veil of tyranny. Stop it now!” the text added.
The DPP is a parliamentary ally of Denmark’s centre-right coalition government.
Muslim magistrates were authorised to wear a headscarf in courtrooms back in December, but the media only revealed the decision recently, causing a public outcry.
Justice Minister Lene Espersen said a government panel which had taken up the issue on Wednesday had decided to set up a committee to compare the Danish situation with that prevailing in other countries.
”I totally disagree with the juridical administration on the veil,” she said, adding that the decision could be invalidated by a new law.
New rules would refer to all religious symbols – including Christian crosses as well as Muslim headscarves – that could challenge the neutrality of the courts, she said.
Denmark: Priests reject comparison between Christianity and Islam
84 priests in the Danish church wrote an open letter, about the contrasts between Islam and Christianity.Â They say the two religions don’t have much in common.Â The letter follows a letter written by the Danish Church Council in response to a ‘call for dialog’ from Muslim organizations.
* There is never any ‘dialog’- only da’awa: ‘Inviting’ the kuffar to accept Islam, which is the ‘only religion’…
The parish priests stress that Christians and Muslims don’t talk about the same God.Â The signatories think that the council’s letter had gone too far concerning the theological and ethical bands between Christianity and Islam, and say that the two religions are rather opposites of each other.
Theologist Katrine Winkel Holm and parish priest Jesper Bacher, both members of the Islam-critical Network (Islamkritisk NetvÃ¦rk), were the initiators of the new open letter.Â There are different opinions on coexistence between Christianity and Islam among Danish theologists.Â The signatories on the new letter come from across the religious spectrum.
Morten Kvist, member of the Danish Ethics Council, says that he doesn’t think any theological connection between Christianity and Islam.Â He says it will be good if Muslim clerics could show which parts of the Koran don’t legitimize violence, but stresses that differences in religion don’t mean that it’s impossible to talk together.
Carsten Vang, professor at the Lutheran School of Theology in Aarhus, says that in the debate about the relationship between Islam and Christianity it’s important to clearly say where they speak, and must speak, differently.Â He says that he knows from his many trips that Christians suffer in many places in the Middle East.Â He doubts it when Muslim clerics present Islam as a religion of peace, when they openly approve of persecuting and killing Muslims who convert to Christianity.Â Â He signed the letter because it brought up that aspect.