posted on Feb, 13 2008 @ 08:16 PM
What is happening in Denmark?
Three incidents have occured within the last few days and it is tempting to try connect them.
First an alleged plot to kill one of the Muhammed cartoonists was exposed and 3 arrests made. As a direct result newspapers start reprinting the
muhammed cartoons. Lead by the original publishing paper, the morning fascist of Jyllandsposten, they do in a somehow twisted sympathy with the
cartoonist, but in fact endagering his life even more, and thereby definately spurring a worldwide muslim rave against infidels and danish ones in
The result of these arrest will be expultion of two Tunesian nationals, without ever having seen a judge or their case presented to a court. In other
words, the public may never know the grounds of the actions of the police.
It goes against anything in most legal system of 'free' countries. But it doesn't go against the two-year old Law against terror, allowing police
to do arrests, confinements, and keep people in secret custody without getting a court involved. It is the first and only law in Denmark to circumvent
the tripartite principle of the legislative power, the executive power, the judicial power, a principle more sacred to most Danes than The Lord's
Prayer. In this case the police represent two of the powers. That's how the law is now, and it is in upright serious cotradiction with the
As for the third incidents, the riots revived, and as far as I can tell from press reports pretty much getting out of hand, they are not, no matter
what press might speculate, connected to the cartoon incident.
However they are related in the sense they have to do with the extrajudicial powers given police.
After last years riots, search zones were implemented in troubled areas of Copenhagen, giving the police the power to search and detain anyone without
having to give reason warranting their actions. It's done by decrees. I.e. orders not known to the public, never published, but designed as internal
guidelines for authorities and their apparatus. And as far as I'm able to trace back, the riots started in respons to those.
To me it seems justified --not the havoc the young people cause-- but that a reaction is there, against this blatant circumvention of the very basic
of Danish society.
You see now the police have the power of issuing the rules, as well as upholding them, and as we've just seen in the case of the alleged cartoonist
plot, also act as judge in their own cases. It's just like it was in old days Soviet, as it is in America under the present Military Act.
It's a disgrace to Democracy, as it is to the reputation of the State of Denmark.