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Huge Rise in Radicalised Residents in Copenhagen

The number of reports about potential extremists in the Danish capital Copenhagen has risen significantly in the past year. City authorities received 100 reports about potentially radicalised residents in 2015, a 66 per cent increase on the previous year. Copenhagen’s

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‘Danish UKIP’ Politician Opposes Capital’s Third Mega-Mosque

The Islamic Society in Denmark (ISD) has announced the proposed construction of a new mosque in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district, drawing opposition from the Danish People’s Party. The Islamist group is aiming to fund construction with private “no strings attached” donations of £7.5 million (80

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Extremists Tell Danish Muslims: ‘Don’t Vote’

Muslims should not vote in this month’s Danish election because democracy is incompatible with Islam, two radical groups have said. Controversial Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir urged Danish Muslims to boycott June 18’s general election to protest the “anti-Islamic” democratic system.

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Cartoonist Lars Vilks Wins Prize For Courage From Danish Free Press Society

Each year, the Free Press Society of Denmark gives out the Sappho Award — a prize for courage in the advocacy of free speech, named after the Greek poet who serves as the Society’s icon. This year’s winner is cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has been dealing with death threats from Muslims in Europe ever since drawing a dog with Mohammed’s head in 2007.

Lars Vilks' cartoon depicts Mohammed as a dog.