Denmark's Muslims have shown a peculiar take on multicultural sentiment, as expressed in Denmark’s public spaces (back in 2009):
Back in January of 2009, Muslim Wissam Freijeh opened fire on two Israeli salesmen in the Odense Rosegarden Center (a Danish mall). Islamic antisemitism in action. Now a newly created facebook page celebrates this Muslim nazi.
I received this article from a student in Denmark. It's about a group on Facebook which sings praises for "a man called Wissam Frejih, a man who shot two Jews... because they were Jews. I wrote about how problematic it is that the Danish-Palestinian youth is so antisemitic and violent."
Needless to say the authors of the article have been threatened.
Much thanks to Igor for translating his article (below):
The Israeli deputy ambassador in Denmark, labels a newly created Facebook-group as 'Terror.' The group celebrates Wissam Freijeh, a man who shot at two Jews in a shopping-mall, as a hero.
By Sosun Sendi & Inor Dale
A newly created Facebook group celebrates Palestinian Wissam Freijeh, who New Year's Eve in 2008 shot and wounded two Israelis in Rosengård Centre in Odense.
The Facebook-group describes Freijeh, who in January was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted murder, among other things, as a "brave man", "a real man," "a man with balls" and one "you look up to."
The group has 235 members, it was created on the 22nd of March. Most of the members are Danish-Palestinians youth. Mostly from the building projects called 'Vollsmose.'
The Facebook fan-group worries the Israeli deputy ambassador Dan Oryan. He belives these violent acts and the sympathy shown for them, is the same as terrorism.
- These public expressions of sympathy for this man, are reprehensible and deeply worrying, says Dan Oryan, who calls for political action.
The socialist Danish-Palestinian elected member of the city's council, Mohammed Mansour, maintains that people are merely showing sympathy for Wissam Freijeh as person. He says he knows the man personally.
The Palestinian ambassador Amro Al-Hourani agrees with Mohammed Mansour, but emphasizes that the Palestinian embassy is against hatecrimes and violence fuelled by political- or religious quarrels.
The group is to be discussed in the Danish parliaments Legal Affairs committee.
UPDATE: Please read Robert's dead on right piece: The persistent fiction that Islamic anti-Semitism is a borrowing from Nazism