Nu kommer tre IS-krigerkvinder og deres 14 børn til Danmark. Men inden de lander, så har jeg lige et par spørgsmål.
There’s something about this that I’m not thrilled about
Three IS fighter women and their 14 children are returning to Denmark. But before they land, I have a few questions.
Dear responsible politicians. I have a few questions I hope you can answer. I’m probably not the only one who goes and tumbles with a thought or two on top of the announcement that three IS mothers and 14 children are now coming to Denmark.
I have not heard a single journalist ask my questions, but the Danes who are influenced by politicians’ decisions are probably just as eager to hear the answers as I am:
1. I can understand that the women must be brought before a court in Denmark. How do you deal with the fact that the further you get from the crime scene, the harder it is to find evidence?
a. As is the case with the men, who apparently all were greengrocers or mechanics, I expect the women to claim that they had no knowledge of any war crimes well hidden away behind the thick walls of caliphate paradise and the garment that did not allows for a lot of visibility.
b. Prison staff are understaffed, worn out and undertrained. The prisons are overcrowded. How do you ensure prison staff have the right resources to handle this kind of prisoner?
c. How do you make out that the victims of these women’s crimes do not meet their torturers, as we have seen in the example. Germany?
2. When the women have to go out into the community again, they are then installed in a home, e.g. in an apartment in Ishøj, and reckons that it was so?
a. Or is there a plan for how women and children will gradually be locked out of society?
b. How do you make sure they do not share their thoughts and experiences with neighbors and possibly radicalize an entire neighborhood?
c. What do you do to prevent them from radicalizing their own or others’ children?
d. We have heard one gruesome story after another about women running a harsh self-justice in the camps. How will you prevent them from doing the same in relation to their neighbors in Denmark?
3. Have the women been asked how they intend to contribute to their own stay, or is it taken for granted that they should have free housing, support, medical care and education?
4. Will one try to take custody of these mothers who have proven not to be worthy of their responsibilities as parents?
a. And if so, who should be allowed to adopt these children? There are probably many Danish families who want to help, e.g. those who wanted the children to Denmark.
b. Do you consider the mother’s religion and adopt the children into Muslim families?
5. Should the children roll directly into a Danish school class, where we then expect them to drop out after a few weeks?
6. How should ordinary families with children in primary school behave if their children are exposed to the influence of a classmate with a fundamentally different attitude towards girls and women than the one we boast about in this country?
a. How should families of non-Western descent struggling to integrate behave if their children are met with hateful and mocking glances from the indoctrinated children whose mothers have let them receive and even stood for a hateful radicalized version of Islam?
b. What is being done to help these traumatized IS children without affecting the Danish children among them?
7. Now that you take women to Denmark, do you make sure that the children are actually theirs?
a. What if an IS woman suddenly says that some of her children have been cared for by an IS mother in a neighboring tent?
8. When should we accept the argument that children have the right to see their fathers – and you also bring IS fighters back to Denmark so that we can get the whole IS family package together?
a. How long does it take before you bring the women with children to Denmark who, due to their dual citizenship, were deprived of their Danish citizenship, but whose other home country has not done anything to get them out of the camps?
9. How much does all this cost?
I may well feel divided when the talk falls on this topic. Because it is always the children who pay the price when the adults make decisions. And it’s never the kids’ fault. This is also the case here. But I’m just not thrilled to open the door that allows IS women and men to come to Denmark. Islamic radicalization, IS fighters, terrorism, etc., it has not been a part of the Danes’ everyday life for quite many years, it feels so foreign and Denmark does not seem to have experience in dealing with it.
In other words, there is one side of me that says we should have heart space, and another that does not think they have anything to do in a western country at all. Despite my Danish socialization, it is the last page that weighs heaviest in my mind. My heart is pretty hard when it comes to this topic, I admit it, and it bears the imprint of my questions.
As you can see, dear politicians, I have many questions, more than the above, and I would be grateful if you would answer. I think there are many Danes who want to know where they have their politicians – it has been a bit difficult to find out lately.
Thanks in advance.