Sygeplejersker og sundhedspersonale er pandemiens helte – nogle betaler med døden for deres heltedåd

Mere end 180.000 sundhedspersonale har betalt med deres liv under covid-19-pandemien

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Nurses and health professionals are the pandemic´s heroes – some pay for their heroic deeds with their lives

More than 180,000 healthcare professionals have paid with their lives during the covid-19 pandemic

If you are a nurse, SOSU assistant or healthcare professional who has worked with corona patients, I would like to thank you.

Healthcare professionals around the world have brought sacrifices, both mentally, physically and in the form of thousands of lost human lives in the healthcare sector.

The WHO estimates that up to 180,000 nurses, doctors, nurses, porters and health professionals in general may have died of covid-19 in the period January 2020 to May 2021. The WHO has stated that the figure may in fact be estimated 60% too low.

After nearly two years with this disease monster, nurses and health care professionals are at the brink of exhaustion. They are burnt out, stressed, suffer from anxiety and are tired to the core of their bones.

Here in the United States, many nurses are looking for work in other sectors of the healthcare industry to get away from the hospitals. This means that those who are left behind have to run twice as fast or compromise on the quality of their work because they simply cannot do everything.

I have followed the development from the sidelines. My friend works as a nurse at a hospital here in Seattle. She is a wound care nurse, so she comes into close contact with the discharges of vulnerable citizens. It is a job that requires hygiene standards to be followed closely. The job is made no less dangerous by the fact that many of those she treats are homeless, drug addicts and mentally vulnerable. They are often aggressive and unpredictable in their behavior.

For the first many months of the pandemic, she had to reuse her surgical mask for up to two weeks and was of course not vaccinated. She saw several nursing colleagues leave their jobs, after which she had to step in and cover their work. At the hospital, there is a constant shortage of nurses and the nursing positions in her ward have still not been filled. In several hospitals in my state, many surgeries are postponed indefinitely because the resources are spent on Covid patients.

Denmark has done formidably well, partly because the population, and thus also the health personnel, have had access to vaccines. Unfortunately, this is not the case everywhere in the world. In Africa, only one in ten in the healthcare industry is vaccinated.

Regardless of whether it is politically motivated when Denmark sends vaccines to a specific country in Africa, it helps the healthcare staff and the country’s population when the nurses are healthy enough to be able to take care of their patients.

In eight days, the G20 countries will meet. Between now and then, It is the goal to have 500 million doses produced and that at least 40 percent of the world´s population is vaccinated. Right now, it seems that 82 nations are not reaching that goal, mainly due to lack of access to vaccines.

Countries with access to and an abundance of vaccines have promised to provide 1.2 billion vaccines to those countries that are in short supply. But they have not yet lived up to their commitment. Only a total of 150 million have been reached. Meanwhile, the healthcare workers in these countries pay the highest price with their lives when they try to save their patients.

Once the vaccines reach the countries that still need to receive them, it is vital that healthcare professionals are the first to receive the jab that enables them to survive and save others.

If the health care system is on the verge of collapsing, we have no welfare, then a country’s system is collapsing. It’s that simple, and it does not matter what form of government you have. This applies to the welfare state of Denmark, and it applies to countries that do not have the same welfare structure as the Scandinavian countries.

The corona pandemic has cost far too many lives. Today, I bow my head in respect for nurses, ambulance drivers, porters and everyone else in the healthcare sector to respect all the lost heroes who paid the ultimate price with their lives.

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Tillykke med kvalifikationen, Danmark …

Den bedste måde at fejre fodboldslandsholdets succes på er at blive hjemme.

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Congratulations on qualifying for the soccer World Cup, Denmark …

The best way to celebrate the success is to stay home.

I am proud when Denmark is doing well. When an American audience did their best to shout Rune in the US Open match against the tennis giant Novak Djokovic, I got chills. When Denmark is highlighted for its green initiatives, or when the national soccer team qualifies for the World Cup, I beam with pride.

The problem is that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in the state of Qatar, a dictatorship.

And before you say, “Now let’s just enjoy some draft beer and some ´ball and not mix politics into the picture,” then think about your integrity. It is too easy to abdicate responsibility and focus exclusively on one’s own need for entertainment and overlook the strategic interests one thereby supports.

Denmark is usually quite busy telling the rest of the world how amazing our Danish values ​​are. But is there any substance to that if we do not stand up for them when they matter?

I understand, that the easiest thing would be to abdicate all responsibility and without the slightest distaste enjoy the Danish national sport in front of the screen at home or at the nearest sports bar.

There is a lot in the world I would like to close my eyes to. But now that we know what is going on in the host country, we can not just sweep the conditions off with the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s words: “We must separate foreign policy and soccer. And tonight we celebrate soccer, and we will do the same at the World Cup.”

How can we close your eyes and enjoy the game as the Danish football team run around at a stadium that has claimed the lives of thousands of immigrant workers in the construction process? Can one support an event held in a country that does not hold democratic elections and treats girls and women as inferior, lesser beings?

Well, in a little while there will be a Winter Olympics in Beijing, so should we boycott that one, too? Yes, we have to!

Make no mistake. When we say that sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics should not be political, then the regimes where these events are held claim the exact opposite. We allow them to show all their bells and whistles to promote their ideology and worldview as we cawe and submit – how does that make our democratic worldview look?

Telling the world how how amazing our Danish values ​​are comes with a responsibility. Those words mean nothing if we do not stand up for them when it truly matters – even if it means we can not follow our beloved sport.

If we can not stand up for who we are and what we represent for something as simple as a sporting event, then it sounds somewhat hollow when we self-righteously tell countries all over the world that they must stand up for democracy and human rights.

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Går danskerne ind for ligestilling? Ikke, hvis man skal tro debatterne om sports-bh’er og barsel

Danskerne går baglæns i ligestillingsdebatten – hvorfor går de ellers ind for, at kvinder skal pakkes ind, og er imod tvungen barsel til mændene?

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Do Danes support equality? Not if one is to believe the debates about sports bras and maternity

The Danes are moving backwards when it comes to the gender equality debate – why else would they they favor women being wrapped up as well as being against forced maternity leave for men?

Let’s start with the fitness center in Odense, which will ban women from training in sports bras. To me, two things are problematic in the gym’s argument for introducing their new rule.

Firstly, the argument for implementing the rule raises several red flags. The rule is introduced because of ‘respect for cultural differences’. We all know what that means. It means that a very specific group of young Muslim men have a problem with being in the immediate vicinity of free women who dress as they please. And no, I am not advocating for girls and women running around schools and workplaces in very short tops. But in a context where you are spending your free time in a place designed for the body to physically work, as is the case in a gym, and the focus is not on intellectual and professional performance, the situation is somewhat different.

If one gives in to the kind of misogyny that the injunction quite obsessively expresses, it opens the gate to an avalanche of restrictions that could be created aiming to make women take up less space in the public sphere.

Secondly, the fitness center operates under SDU (University of Southern Denmark), which only underscores my next and disturbing point. Of all, especially universities, should be aware of what signals they are sending and for what reasons. Maybe they are, but then they are definitely not aiming for a a gender equality mindset the Danes usually pride themselves of.

“But, wait!”, you might be thinking to yourself. Weren´t you the one who said we should not sing that Shu-bi-dua song? No, I have never said what one may and may not do. Contrary, I said that once people are in Denmark, you have to talk to each other in a civil and inclusive manner. That is the exact opposite to what is going on when one is intolerant and promotes inequality between the sexes.

The second debate, which is taking place in the Danish media this week, is about maternity leave. Many Danes are completely up in the red because new rules ensure that the father must take more maternity leave if the mother wants the right to receive maternity leave beyond a certain number of weeks.

There are many aspects at stake in the debate, including some that have to do with the EU. Rainbow families are almost completely left out of the debate as well. And before spoiled Danes, who do not even think of maternity leave as an incredible welfare benefit, start arguing, it should be said that people always have the right to do as they please – but that it then be without the state’s payment.

Seen from the outside, it seems to me quite unreasonable to complain about the generous welfare benefits that a long Danish maternity leave is.

I have countless girlfriends here in the US who, after a few weeks, have had to return to their workplace or have simply been forced to quit their jobs.

For my own part as an employee of the University of Washington, it was stated in my contract that I as an employee would be entitled to what is considered a good scheme here, namely 12 weeks maternity leave.

Neither a short maternity leave nor the choice of women to stay at home benefits family life or the equality of women. Why are the Danes fighting over a rule change that will create better conditions for the well-being of the family and for women’s equality?

In Denmark, it is not a question of depriving anyone of anything, but on the contrary of supporting women’s career opportunities, fathers’ attachment to their child and gender equality in general.

It has always been the case that if women wanted the same rights as men, we would have to twist their arms. Gender equality does not happen by itself, it must unfortunately be introduced by law. This has been the case with the right to vote, the right to abortion, etc., etc., and this is also the case if we are to have a family life where the mother and father in the child’s first months are equal in parental attachment.

Is Denmark really willing to move backwards in relation to women’s equality when it comes to bare belly skin and childbirth?

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Vi skal udbrede kendskabet til danske værdier – så hvorfor vil regeringen lukke en ordning, der gør præcis det?

Kendskabet til dansk sprog, litteratur og samfundsforhold i udlandet er en vigtig værdikamp, som Danmark er ved at tabe.

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It is vital for a small country like Denmark to create awareness of its culture and values – so why would the Danish government shut down a program that does exactly that?

Spreading knowledge of Danish language, literature and society to other countries is an important fight when it comes to the battlefield of values – a fight Denmark is losing.

“Why do you want to study Danish?” I asked the young female student.

“Denmark is known for their equality, and I would like to work with women and children in South America,” was the somewhat surprising answer.

In the six years, I taught as a Visiting Danish Lecturer at the University of Washington in Seattle, I time and again was met with an interest in Danish values, culture and society.

In the Government’s new 2022 Finance Bill, it is stated on page 127 that they want to phase out the Visiting Lecturer Program.

The program is responsible for spreading knowledge of the Danish language, literature and social conditions abroad. 26 Visiting Lecturers work all over the world, from the USA to Hungary, to Russia, Germany, France and China at various prestigious universities in Berkeley, Skt. Petersburg Vienna, Paris and Beijing , where they represent Denmark and spread the knowledge of our small, beautiful country’s language and culture.

It has taken decades to build the relationships and cooperation that Denmark has with foreign universities. In fact, the partnership that started of in 1937 has survived a world war, an oil crisis, the poverty of the eighties, and the differences of changing governments.

The reason is probably quite clear. Denmark needs the world to know us. And the pennies it cost to run the program, just under 9 million Danish crowners a year, we build ourselves a name and reputation in the world that no communications agency could ever create with these important university partners. Other Nordic countries have the same program as well as does the Baltic countries. It is infinitely vitally important for small countries to spread the knowledge of their identity to survive.

Seattle is located 7782 km from Denmark, further than the distance between Copenhagen and Kabul. If there is one thing that should be abundantly clear during these disturbing times, it is that the values ​​we are up against are under pressure and should be fought for.

The Danish government apparently does not think so.

If you turn your gaze from little Denmark and ask people around the world if they know Denmark, you often get an answer about HC Andersen and the little mermaid. If you are lucky, a few are able to say something about Lego or wind turbines. But Denmark is so much more – and the Visiting Lecturers do everything they can in their daily work to make sure that the world knows.

The Visiting Lecturers represent Denmark when they are out serving at various universities in the world. They do not only teach Danish language and literature classes but also social conditions, gender equality and the Danish welfare system. The Visiting Lecturers are the link between Denmark and the country to which they are sent.

If the government terminates the program for what must be considered pennies in the Danish federal annual budget, not much make sense in terms of how important our politicians say the importance of spreading Western values ​are.

The issue is about so much more than the cost of the Visiting Lectureship and the financial budget and bottom line – it’s about exporting our Danish values.

Østrig forbyder den islamiske organisation Det Muslimske Broderskab – bør Danmark gøre det samme?

Mange terroristorganisationer har frit spil i de europæiske demokratier.

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Austria bans the Islamic organization The Muslim Brotherhood – should Denmark do the same?

Many terrorist organizations have free rein within European democracies.

Austria has recently banned the Islamic organization The Muslim Brotherhood. In all Arab-speaking countries – except the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Yemen – the fundamentalist Islamist and political organization Hizb ut Tahrir is banned.

There are many groups known for Islamist ideology and terrorism. This blog does not distinguish between small ideological differences between the groups. The groups I am interested in here are those who agitate for the legitimacy of using undemocratic means, such as intimidation, violence and murder, when it comes to promoting their messages.

I hear again and again the argument that it is not possible to fight against a strong ideology without offering an alternative. The absolutely absolutely liberating alternative we have in Europe is also what makes us weak, namely our democracy.

Because in Europe we can speak, think and act freely – within the democratic and legal rules of the game, of course. This makes it possible for those who want another unfree society, where freedom of speech, equality between the sexes, etc., etc. are kidnapped, can have fairly free opportunities to advance their horrible ideology.

These organizations do not ask questions within the framework we are used to when discussing our disagreements with each other. Where there is fanatical fire in the eyes, the urge for fanaticism lies and lurks.

Should we follow Austria’s example and make it a criminal offense for these deeply undemocratic groups to operate? Germany has done something similar, however, their focus was to hamper economic activity.

How can we, by democratic means, meet undemocratic forces that would crush everything that does not conform to their sick ideology if they had the opportunity?

The truth is, we can not. At least not if we do not want to compromise on the freedoms that are the epitome of democracy itself. Inhibiting their right to speak out would, in a way, be the same as their goal when they want to shut up opponents of their ideology. But we can do something else.

We can take cases to court when we believe there is evidence that the groups are breaking the law. And we must do that. And then we need to be careful about what legislative changes we introduce or remove in relation to whether they can be used against our democracy and have the opposite effect of what they were intended.

But our strongest weapon is that there are more democratically minded people in Europe than the opposite. Perhaps one day it will become necessary for more European countries to follow the example of Austria. I hope not.

I am aware that this attitude could have catastrophic and disturbing consequences. If the European countries, and thus of course also Denmark, do not manage to sell the product, and show what a fantastic liberating life, democracy holds opportunities for, then the alternative is that undemocratic forces at some point win, and that it will be the democratic rules that make it possible.

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Den kamp skulle aldrig været spillet færdig

Når man er i chok, træffer man irrationelle beslutninger – UEFA burde have insisteret på at aflyse kampen.

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That match should never have been resumed.

When in shock, you make irrational decisions – UEFA should have insisted on canceling the soccer game.

Dressed in red and white, we sat ready in front of the screen. We live in Seattle and should see the match staggered. The phones were put away, we did not want to hear any results from friends in Denmark. After the national anthem, which I sang with a trembling voice, I posted on Facebook a picture from us in the US, we were ready – now my kids should have a shot of Danish culture and an insight into what football means to Denmark.

We watched the match via ESPN and when the camera zoomed in on Christian Eriksen, a shock went through me. There he lay, completely lifeless. Before anyone in the family reacted, I turned to my husband and said, “What’s bad, something’s completely wrong!”

Tears welled up, my system was catapulted back to the time I identified my little brother after the accident at Roskilde Festival. I had to leave the living room at the same time as I tried to calm the kids at 11 and 13, respectively, one with chills all over his body, and the other hugging a sofa cushion.

Everyone who has seen the match has an opinion on whether the match should have continued.

At the time the accident at Roskilde Festival took place, and 9 people, including my little brother Lennart, died – the festival continued. Back then, the same arguments sounded: This is what people need.

But is it like that now? Or are there other interests at stake that obviously outweigh ethics, respect for the injured party and the relatives.

It obviously takes a lot more before financial and personal interests are set aside and one does the morally right thing.

And no, you can not count on the proposal that the players came up with in terms of wanting to continue the match. They are professionals, they are trained to keep going no matter how they feel. And then they’re in shock. That combination does not necessarily yield the best decisions.

It was disrespectful to Eriksen and his family to continue. And then it casts a shadow over a tournament that should help unite the nations but instead is about economic interests and a competitive edge that trumps any integrity.

The players, of course, were not able to play the match they wanted. It would almost have been creepy too. UEFA and coach Kasper Hjulmand should have stepped in and prevented them from being put in that situation at all.

My thoughts go to Eriksen and his relatives, and then I actually completely do not care if the match schedule is followed, and how many millions are at risk of being lost – as well as how many teddy bears, the spectators and viewers who obviously have no problem with to continue the fight do not get to chuck one bear after another.

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Der er noget ved det her, jeg ikke er topbegejstret over

Nu kommer tre IS-krigerkvinder og deres 14 børn til Danmark. Men inden de lander, så har jeg lige et par spørgsmål.

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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.

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Nej, vi taler ikke for meget om indvandrere, flygtninge og integration – det gælder Danmarks fremtid

De små poder i klasselokalerne bliver afgørende for, hvad vi vil med vores samfund og demokrati.

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We are not talking enough about immigrants, refugees and integration – the future of Denmark is at stake

Elementary school children are crucial when it comes to where we want to take our society and democracy.

The other day I listened to P1 Debate , where the Radical Left’s Samira Nawa Amini argued that “foreign policy and foreigner debate ” takes up too much space. 

I disagree with that. The consequences of immigration affect all parts of society. Whether we relate to education policy, welfare policy, penal framework discussions, housing policy , etc. , etc. , the influence of Islam and immigration is crucial to how we want Denmark to develop in the future.

Furthermore, we should be able to agree that the challenges will not disappear if we make the ostrich Swede model, stick our heads in the sand and close our eyes to the problems.

Unfortunately, Denmark has become a society where strong forces are at stake, working hard to use the democratic rights that Danish law allows for non-democratic indoctrination.

Take e.g. the debate on independent schools. The first free school saw the light of day in 1852 as a reaction to the public peasant school’s strict principles of discipline and memorization of especially biblical texts. The founder Chresten Kold saw imagination and creativity as the driving force behind children’s professional development, his thoughts were inspired by NFS Grundtvig.

So far so good, it all sounds very healthy and completely in the Danish spirit.

Unfortunately, work is underway to set up indoctrination schools where children learn that the only true faith is Islam.

Danish legislation gives free schools the opportunity to determine their own student composition and build on their own values. When the legislation was passed, no one had foreseen how it could be abused.

The schools have no requirements for the teachers’ educational background, you can only shudder at the thought of who is being invited into the classroom fold.

The idea that one could bring in a potter, a writer or others of that caliber and teach the children was perhaps a good idea as a basic idea. It was then that Denmark consisted exclusively of a group of people who largely shared the same traditions, the same culture and the same basic Christian-based values.

But it is a pretty bad idea not to have requirements for teachers’ education when the principle is abused to erode the basis of Danish values ​​and instead preach extremism – even paid for by Danish tax dollars.

The Denmark that works so hard to get a difficult-to- integrate group integrated thus pays to hatch parallel societies in the earliest childhood years – where it is important to get them into the Danish fold and show them what values ​​Denmark based on.

In today’s Denmark, it is blatantly naive that Danish tax dollars in the form of state taxes have to be paid to indoctrinate the next generation of podcasts. In order for the Denmark we want to exist in the future with the Danish values ​​and manners, it is important that children are introduced to the society of which they must be a part in the future. A society based on democracy and gender equality. A free society that has taken generations to build.

Schools that preach that students should keep their distance from non-Muslim Danes and, in general, promote an us-and-them with hatred for exactly that country’s values, we so diligently try to get them to be a part of, hear not at home in Denmark.

In a society like Denmark, it is crucial to have a common core and an understanding of the Danish culture and the Danish community, which everyone should want to contribute to. One may question whether it makes sense in this context to support schools that teach Islam and Arab culture as the desirable form of society.

Danish tax dollars should not go to promoting thoughts and ideologies that go directly against the democratic spirit. Time and time again, it has emerged that independent schools promote values ​​that are far from the Danish and slow down integration.

That’s where we’re. So what do you do? Do you insist that Kold’s basic idea of ​​free schools is beautiful and good and good for your pod’s creative learning? If you do, then you continue to provide the opportunity to rabid Islam preachers have free access to young students’ worldview.

In my view, we need to change our approach to society as it changes. Denmark needs to introduce laws that make it more difficult to set up schools that go directly against Danish values.

Opposition to the change of something as core Danish as free schools is as naive as the desire to stick to the good old days. They no longer exist, and if we do nothing to make it easier to intervene and influence the next generation of young people to have a democratic mindset with a love of Danish culture, then in a few years there will be no Danish culture to pass on.

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Blå øjne, lys hud og dansk uden accent garanterer ikke, at du er mere dansk end Abdulhadi

Demokratiske værdier og kamp for menneskerettigheder har intet med hudfarve men alt med sindelag at gøre

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Blue eyes, fair skin, and speaking Danish without an accent do not guarantee that you are more Danish than Abdulhadi

Democratic values ​​and the struggle for human rights have nothing to do with skin color but everything to do with mindset.

It irritates me endlessly when Danish media talk about taking women and their children “home” to Denmark from the camps in Syria. Denmark is not their “home”.

When their sharia project exceeded all expectations, and their husbands pushed homosexuals to their deaths from tall buildings, slaughtered and raped Christians, and beheaded journalists, they had no moral qualms about what they saw, experienced, and participated in, and happily burned their beetroot passports. for open screen.

This morning I read three articles on the subject. Jyllands-Posten describes how a Danish citizen has been in prison for 10 years and has been subjected to torture and sexual assault in the Gulf state of Bahrain.

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, his name is. Yes, the name sounds strange, it is not as easy on the tongue to say for most Danes as Anders Jensen. Nevertheless, Abdulhadi has fought for democracy and human rights, and therefore he is now sentenced to life in prison and rotting in a prison under, to say the least, reprehensible conditions. He has been doing this for 10 years.

The second article is about a young Danish man with blue eyes, fair skin and a sounding Jutlandic Danish pronunciation without an accent. The article is from Politiken. Later in the morning, Jyllands-Posten had an article about the same IS fighter that the newspaper calls “IS dangers.”

Him here is a real charm bass. Despite growing up in a pre-Danish family, he ended up going to Syria to fight for IS. Here, a family divorced their 15-year-old daughter away; the story does not report anything that the girl was involved in that decision. The fact that he married a child without so much as expressing the slightest scruples does not seem to affect the man, whom Politiken calls Peter, but who Jyllands-Posten mentions by his real name Anders Jensen.

Anders has also thought it’s fine that the women within IS came for a little walk at the police station to find out how they should dress if they did not just comply with the rules of complete cover when walking in public space. .

Incidentally, it was also just silly that he could find a large, empty apartment when he needed it. Like another Nazi, he simply took over an abandoned apartment he found appropriate. Why Politiken’s journalist does not ask Anders whether he considered who had previously lived in the apartment is incomprehensible to me.

All in all, this and many other interviews with former IS fighters and mothers in the al-Hol and al- Roj camps are an expression of handheld microphones. I have the impression that journalists from various Danish media are so happy when they finally get the opportunity to have an interview in-house that they forget the clarifying, in-depth and critical questions. It gives the beautiful young people we so desperately want to believe in “just” making stupid youthful mistakes the opportunity to completely paint the picture of themselves that is most favorable and that can give them the best possible publicity for their cause. and in the Danish population.

What Anders saw and even helped to do for IS, he is not interested in telling about. And the journalist accepts it. Imagine if the Danish media started making demands before they created such an attractive platform as a voice in the media is. On the whole, Donald seems rather careless and does not express any kind of remorse or remorse in relation to the life he has led during the now overthrown caliphate. Perhaps he also has a firm belief that with his Danish appearance and citizenship he will probably “come home” to Denmark. Here he can continue his radicalized lifestyle to the danger of his equally blue-eyed compatriots.

For my sake, Danish Anders can with the blue eyes sit in a prison and rot. I much rather saw Abdulhadi walking up and down the streets of a Danish provincial or big city.

Diplomacy should be dragged out when it comes to types like Anders Jensen. Because yes, there is a difference in crimes, and there is also a difference in the degree of Danish mindset.

Not everyone is entitled to the same hard-working government, regardless of whether they all state that they are Danish. I would rather see a democracy like Denmark signal to the outside world that if you are in prison because you have fought for democracy and human rights, then the Danish state does what it can to get him out.

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Danmark gør det rigtige ved at gå imod WHO’s anbefalinger

Tilliden til autoriteter bør sættes over de matematiske beregninger, der indtil videre viser, at AstraZeneca er sikker. Men hold bagdøren lukket for Ruslands og Kinas covid-vacciner.

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Denmark is doing the right thing by going against the WHO’s recommendations

Confidence in authorities should be put above the mathematical calculations that so far show that AstraZeneca is safe. But keep the back door closed to Russia’s and China’s covid vaccines.

Both the WHO and Europe’s Medicines regulator argue that AstraZeneca is safe. They have specifically appealed to the countries, including Denmark, which have temporarily suspended the vaccination of their citizens with AstraZeneca to continue using the vaccine.

Perhaps researchers, number crunchers and healthcare professionals are right when they claim that the risk of blood clots and deaths is so small that it outweighs the benefits of being vaccinated with AstraZeneca. But that’s not the point. Once fear and mistrust spread in a population, politicians face a problem that can have catastrophic consequences.

It starts to creak in the furrows. Not only has there, not only in Denmark, a metal fatigue, there is also a pent-up anger and frustration beneath the surface in the populations. It is becoming more difficult to get populations to follow the corona guidelines and restrictions that are constantly changing. We also see demonstrations and violence in Denmark.

Politicians know very well that the people are dead tired of splashing out, wrapping themselves in scarves and mittens and walking up and down streets and alleys with their friends and girlfriends because we are not allowed to gather inside. They know very well that we miss being able to do all the fun and social.

There are no winners in this pandemic, but if the indifference sets in so that we become relaxed or resigned in relation to following the authorities’ instructions, we can be sure that the corona will win.

But the most crucial, especially for societies where so much is controlled by the state, as is the case in Denmark and many of the European societies. The crucial thing is that the population’s trust in politicians and authorities does not disappear. If restrictions and plans are to work, trust must be at a level where people listen when authorities tighten or change restrictions.

In order for this trust contract between politicians and the population to be honored, politicians must show their populations that the life of the individual citizen has value and first priority. That is why one government after another in Europe is going out and telling their citizens that they are putting the use of AstraZeneca on hold.

The development of vaccines has gone strong, perhaps in some cases too fast. Calculations and experiments must be made that either disprove or confirm the populations that there is reason to be on alert.

Until then, it makes sense that Mette Frederiksen signals that the handling of corona is not only about the Health Service not collapsing, but that she actually cares about the life and health of her population.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is one of several vaccines that Europe has opted for. Denmark is desperately in need of vaccines, and the country will do so even more in the coming months, now that there is one vaccine less available for Danish arms.

Wonder if Russia and China are not ready behind the scenes to offer European leaders their SputnikV and CoronaVac ? It will be interesting to see how Denmark and other countries balance the need to focus on the health of the population with the help of vaccines with major political ambitions and interests.

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