In Denmark, Harsh New Laws for Immigrant ‘Ghettos’

By Ellen Barry and Martin Selsoe Sorensen

  • July 1, 2018

„COPENHAGEN — When Rokhaia Naassan gives birth in the coming days, she and her baby boy will enter a new category in the eyes of Danish law. Because she lives in a low-income immigrant neighborhood described by the government as a “ghetto,” Rokhaia will be what the Danish newspapers call a “ghetto parent” and he will be a “ghetto child.”

Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in “Danish values,” including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language. Noncompliance could result in a stoppage of welfare payments. Other Danish citizens are free to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to the age of six.

Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country’s mainstream, they should be compelled.“ (…)


Kommentar GB:

Über die dänische Politik sollte bei uns neutral und sachlich berichtet und so auch diskutiert werden. Es geht um die Frage, ob und ggf. wie eine gegengesellschaftliche Entwicklung verhindert, und ob und wie eine assimilationsorientierte Integration verwirklicht werden kann.