Moslems, bigamy and black economy
This blog was originally created to provide Danish news for the rest of the world. Given the enormous attention Denmark got over the Mohammed cartoons, and the speed with which other Danish english-language blogs turned up, and with which the larger American blogs created Danish networks for feeding them stories from Denmark, I actually considered closing down Viking Observer. But what the heck - I have an ego, too, so I might as well post a wee bit from time to time anyway. The following is from the city I live in, Odense, the fourth-largest city in Denmark. Even the left-of-centre Radicals have been rattled a bit by the Mohammed controversy, to the point where elements in the party have actually begun seeing problems with the current level of immigration to Denmark (source, Fyens Stiftstidende):
Proforma-divorces aimed to squeeze as much money as possible out of the state, systematic bigamy and other social fraud is wide-spread among refugees and immigrants.
It is the radical councilman for the Social and Labor Market Administration in Odense Municipality, Erik Simonsen, who opens with the controversial attacks on refugees and immigrants in an oppinion peace in Stiftstidende today. ..
- There are men, who circulate between different women in the town, to whom they are islamically married, but divorced from under Danish law. The flock of children gets bigger and bigger, and since there is no dad to pay, the public has to, says Erik Simonsen. ..
- Im talking about proforma divorces, and about children that are sent for re-education in their home countries, but where child benefits are payd out nevertheless. This is outright speculation in social benefits, says the councilman. ..
- It is especially a question about refugees and immigrants. They excuse themselves that it is part of their culture, when they are pressured. And then nobody does anything about it, says Erik Simonsen. ..
But also self-employed immigrants cheat the state, claims the councilman:
- 80 per cent of the immigrant economy in Odense is black (ie, not paying taxes).
Gert Bjerregaard, councilman for the Social and Employment administration in Århus, the second-largest city of Denmark, confirms that the picture is much the same there.