More trouble in Copenhagen
The outing of two Copenhagen councilmen as supporters of the radical islamist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, one social democratic councilman has finally had enough - he has left the party after 37 years of loyal service (Source: DR, my translation):
Surrounded by press photographers, journalists and quite a few angry social democrats, the local politician Finn Rudaizky explained, why he had left the party. His decision can pull the rug from under the agreement to govern that Ritt Bjerregaard has made with the Socialist People´s Party, Unity list (communists - Henrik), Radicals and the Liberal defector Wallait Khan.
- It is with a bleeding heart, that I after 37 years as a social democrat have decided to leave. All persons from time to time have make up their minds about what they want to be part of. My limit has been clearly reached when you make deals with people, that have anti-democratic vies, a sad Finn Rudaizky said. ..
By that, he was alluding to Wallait Khan but - most of all - to the social democrat Sikandar Malik Siddique, who during the election campaign was accused of having ties to the extreme moslem organsiation Hizb ut-Tahrir. ..
- Why does a newly elected social democratic party member go to meetings with Hizb ut-Tahrir, Finn Rudaizky asks, at the same time kriticizing the leadership and Ritt Bjerregaard for having shown a wishy-washy attitude towards the problem:
- As a party it isnt enough to hold hice speeches about democracy, when the concrete problem with anti-democratic forces has to be faced in our own rows, said Finn Rudaizky.