Veering toward civil war in Copenhagen. Pamela has video, plus two illuminating interviews with the head of the International Free Press Society, Lars Hedegaard, about the deteriorating situation in Denmark.
And AFP in this article continues, not unexpectedly, to frame this issue in racial terms. Yet non-white non-Muslims have settled into Europe with little or no strife; it only seems to be Muslim “immigrant youths” who get embroiled in “racial” violence in Europe.
As I’ve said many times, the struggle against the global jihad and Islamic supremacism is not a racial issue. It is not “racist” to oppose a violent and supremacist doctrine and ideology that would institutionalize discrimination against women and non-believers, and extinguish the freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. The sooner the authorities in Copenhagen and elsewhere realize that, the better chance they will have of resisting the jihadist onslaught.
“‘Quiet’ Copenhagen cracks down on deadly gang war,” from AFP, April 25:
COPENHAGEN (AFP) “” A grenade tossed into a cafe, gunfire in the street, dead bodies splayed on the pavement, residents living in fear — all sounds out of sync with the medieval cobbled streets and copper roofs of the Danish capital.
But a bloody gang war between bikers and youths of immigrant origin has shattered Copenhagen’s customary calm and jolted officials to boost action against violence that has left three dead and 17 wounded in seven months. […]
The battle over drug sales, revenge and wounded honour pits Hells Angels bikers and their offshoot called AK81 against gangs of mainly second and third-generation immigrant youths.
The long-simmering conflict exploded into full-blown war last August, after a 19-year-old man of Turkish origin named Osam Nuri Dogan, who was armed and wearing a bullet-proof vest, was executed on the street.
His body was riddled with 25 bullets in front of a Copenhagen pizza parlour.
A member of AK81 suspected of the killing was arrested but quickly released for lack of evidence.
Since then, violent acts of retaliation have become almost a daily occurrence in the capital — and raised concern of fueling anti-immigrant sentiment in a country long skeptical of Muslims where tightening immigration has been the cornerstone of government policy.
Early Friday, an unknown assailant launched a grenade at a packed cafe patronized by bikers in Christiania, Copenhagen’s giant squat and repair of free spirits and marginals since the 1970s. Four were wounded, including a 22-year-old man whose cheek was ripped out by the blast. “It was an odious attack… and a miracle that no one was killed,” a city deputy police commissioner, Boris Jensen, told AFP.
It came a week after another attack in Christiania in which an AK81 member shot and seriously wounded a 30-year-old man in the stomach. Tabloids said it was gangs settling scores but police, again, would not confirm this.
The majority of attacks — including one Wednesday in which police said “two men on a motorcycle” shot and wounded a 29-year-old man of Egyptian-Eritrean descent — have occurred in the heavily immigrant Noerrebro neighborhood.
The sound of gunfire there has become all too common but residents were shocked out of complacency two months ago when three separate shootings in as many days killed two people with no links to gangs and wounded four others.[…]
Some fear the gang violence could fan racial hostility, as a March 11 YouGov Zapera poll showed that 74 percent of Danes felt “immigrants” were primarily responsible for the gang wars.
“This is no longer just a conflict about money and power but … between those who feel profound hatred towards ‘immigrants’ and those who feel the same way towards ‘racists’,” Michael Hviid Jacobsen, a criminologist at the University of Aalborg, told AFP.
And this “explains the ease with which the two sides have been recruiting,” he said.
Jacobsen partly blames politicians and the media, saying they tend to use the term “immigrant” for anti-biker gang members even though most are Danish-born from families who immigrated two or three generations ago.
Others point the finger at police.
“The police only focus on the darkies as if we were responsible for everything,” Hassan, a Noerrebro teenager who refused to give his last name, told AFP.
Police roundly reject the accusation.
“It’s absurd. We don’t discriminate,” said chief police inspector Larsen. “We are also putting pressure on the bikers, searching them too….