Monday, March 06, 2006

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 Ã…rhus, the second-largest city of Denmark, confirms that the picture is much the same there.


Blogger dr. nic said...

Glad to see you're back. My husband's Danish, and your blog has been a great resourse for us on what's been going on. Keep up the good work.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Kleinverzet said...


Glad to see you've reconsidered. us Euros need to keep our own voice heard in this thing. Not leave it to the yanks (again) to fight this thing for us.

And after the demise of Fjrdmanns blog, how else am I going to keep abreast of news up north, hmm?

4:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Please keep up the blog. I'm in Canada and look forward to insight into what is happening in Denmark and other Nordic countries.


6:58 AM  
Blogger Henrik said...

Thanks for the kind words, and my apologies for letting you wait this long. I have to confess that I have little idea about how much time I will have for blogging. I have a three-week exam from friday, so.....

That said, I do plan to keep blogging.

Ill try to dig up a list of Danish english-language blogs for you to read when Im offline - the Mohammed case has more than doubled the number of Danish rightwing blogs, and some of them are in english.

@ renwaa:

Im up for a beer or any other beverage. I cant answer for how tied up I am next week, though. Do you have an email we can contact each others through?


3:22 PM  

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