Integration Minister, Rikke HvilshÃ¸j, has rejected a proposal from Imam Abu Laban that blood money be paid to the family of a man who was killed in NÃ¸rrebro last weekend and whose funeral takes place today.
Since the shooting of the 24 year old and the wounding of his older brother, there has been much speculation among police and in the press about when revenge would be taken.
But according to the Imam, who is conducting the funeral ceremony today, the thirst for revenge could be cooled if 200,000 kroner were paid either by the family of the doorman who fired the shots or by the Islamic community. He said the practice of paying blood money to the family of a deceased person was normal in Muslim societies. Rikke HvilshÃ¸j says such action could harm the entire integration process in Denmark.
The fact that Denmark even has an “Integration Minister” speaks volumes and perhaps that’s an idea we should look at in connection with the new Homeland Security Department. If Muslim communities become fully integrated, do they cease then to be Muslim? These are questions we need to deal with.