TV2 East television station contacted a number of mosques in East Jutland and asked them the simple question whether they would denounce the Islamic State.
A mosque in Horsens took clear and unambiguous distance from IS and called it a terrorist organization. Two mosques in Randers and Silkeborg did not respond. In Aarhus, only one in six mosques say that they distance themselves from the Islamic State.
Three mosques were impossible to get hold of, despite extremely strenuous efforts from the journalist to make clear what the question was, and how to contact him.
Two mosques refused to comment — including the Grimhøjvej mosque (known for recruiting jihadis)….
It would have been the easiest thing in the world for the mosques in this survey to denounce the Islamic State, if that had been what they wanted to do. But they obviously do not wish to.
This trend aligns with the fact that no imams wanted to attend last weekend’s demonstrations in Denmark against the Islamic State. [translated by Nicolas Sennel]
Original article with Bing translation below:
Disclosure: Mosques on the Strip will not dissociate itself from Islamic State — the Government is doing nothing
22. Sep 2014
Karen Jespersen and Ralf Pittelkow
Den Korte Avis [Bing Translation into English]
Three weeks ago Den Korte Avis Newspaper reveal that the spokesman for the mosque at Grimhøjvej in Aarhus declared his support for Islamic State. His position was further clarified, as he on our direct inquiry refused to distance himself from the terrorist organization. Thereafter Fahdi Abdallah, the spokesman, tried to run away from what he had said. Probably because he was terrified of the reactions.
Den Korte Avis Newspaper got contacted by journalists from both the DR and TV2 television, which tried to call into question our claims. A most embarrassing performances from the two television stations.
Den Korte Avis Newspaper had naturally quoted the spokesman for the mosque accurately. And the impression that emerged in our conversation with him, are now fully confirmed by an attention-grabbing survey, made by TV2 Østjylland.
The result of TV2 oj’s survey to mosques
The Danish television station came in contact with a number of mosques in East Jutland and asked them the simple question of whether they would denounce the Islamic State.
A mosque in Horsens completely and unambiguously distance from IS and called it a terrorist organisation. Two mosques in Randers and Silkeborg did not respond.
In Aarhus only one out of six mosques surveyed distance itself from the Islamic State!
Three mosques were impossible to reach, despite very strenuous efforts from the journalist to make it clear what the incident was about, and how to contact him.
Two mosques rejected to speak out – including the mosque at Grimhøjvej. It is clear from the survey, which can be seen at the bottom of the article.
It would have been the easiest thing in the world for the mosques in this survey to distance themselves from the Islamic State, if that was what they wanted. But they evidently did not want to.
This position is filled with the fact that no imams wanted to take distance in last weekend’s demonstrations against the Islamic State.
The television station’s poll is a harrowing, stressing how strong the radical Islamist views are in Danish mosques.
This situation should, to a large extent, incorporate the Government. The fact is that the radicalisation of young Muslims largely takes place through their contact with Islamist circles in mosques and associations.
There, these young people draw spiritual inspiration to become holy warriors, jihadis, in Syria and Iraq.
The Government’s action plan does not look at the causes of radicalisation
The Government has just had a natural opportunity to take action in the face of this radicalisation of young Muslims. It has just presented an action plan against radicalisation.
But in this plan says nothing about the Islamist circles that are decisive contributions to radicalized young Muslims.
Not a syllable about Islamism.
It is utterly outrageous.
Probably due to this total failure of a mixture of political correctness and incompetence.
The fatal action plan has drawn inspiration from the so-called “Aarhus-model”. It is based on a collaboration between the city of Aarhus and East Jutland’s Police.
This model is characterized by the fact that there is not a word is said about the Islamist influence that otherwise may be said to be exceedingly clear. Instead, it talks a lot about radicalisation being due to discrimination against Muslims from the Danish society.
The alleged discrimination is totally without evidence. Equally unproven is the frequent assertion that the Aarhus model has had great success to prevent young Muslims from leaving the cities for jihadis.
Den Korte Avis Newspaper pointed out these things in an article last Thursday. At that time, the Government’s action plan against radicalisation has not yet been published.
It is now. The conclusion is clear: it is a weak and loosely rambling plan that did not relate to the real issues. Including, not least, the problems with the Islamic environments.
It should be stressed with all too clearly by TV2 East Jutland’s survey.
21. sep 2014, at. 16: 56 | By: Asger N. J
It is a resounding silence that greeted TV 2 | East Jutland’s journalists during the week when they called østjyske mosques to ask “what is your organization’s position on IS?”
Grimhøjmoskeen came under intense criticism earlier this month when their spokesman Fadi Abdallah would not distance himself from the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
-The future will show what they are, before we can come up with judgements, said Grimhøjmoskéens spokesman Fadi Abdallah on the 1. september to TV 2 | East Jutland.
Now it turns out that only very few of the other mosques in East Jutland is ready to distance themselves from IS.
The Chairman of the Arab Cultural Association, which operates the Peace Mosque by Bazar Vest in Aarhus, representative Khaled Mansour rejected, after a day thought, to tell us about the Association’s position on IS. He would not explain why he did not want to talk about the mosques position on the terror group.
The Islamic Congregation at Nørre Allé asked for a time to reflect on the question until Thursday, when TV 2 | East Jutland’s journalist asked to call him again. But on Friday morning the line was dead.
Mosques in Silkeborg and Randers has also not responded to TV 2 | East Jutland’s questions