Islamophobia gone wild.
One of the keynote speakers at an anti-radicalization conference is ...... radical. These intellectual acrobatics defy even the most creative of fantasists and delusionists. When you sanction sharia, when you sanction jihad, this is inevitable.
As for the minister missing the conference ...... it's just one less dawah (proselytizing) session.
"Integration minister says she will not share stage with a controversial Muslim scholar that helped create Pakistan's anti-blasphemy laws" Copenhagen Post, September 6, 2012 (thanks to David)
Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, a controversial Muslim scholar, is on a six-day tour of Denmark (Photo: World Economic Forum)
The minister for integration and social affairs, Karen Hækkerup (Socialdemokraterne), has pulled out of a conference on religious radicalism next week after she discovered that one of the speakers helped fashion Pakistan’s highly controversial anti-blasphemy laws.
The conference’s organisers, the Danish Ethnic Youth Council, had invited the scholar Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, leader of the Muslim organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran, to speak on tackling religious radicalisation. The head of the domestic intelligence agency PET, Jakob Scharf, was also invited.
While ul-Qadri is best known for declaring a fatwa, or religious ruling, against terrorism, he also worked as a legal adviser to the Pakistani government in the shaping of anti-blasphemy laws that were recently used to arrest a mentally-challenged girl for allegedly burning the Koran.
This morning, Hækkerup announced that had she would not have agreed to speak at the Conference for Political and Religious Radicalism, which is being held at Copenhagen Business School on September 11, if she had known that ul-Qadri was also planning on attending.
“I am very angry at being connected with something that is so contrary to my views,” Hækkerup told Ritzau. “Politically, I see no reason to take part in the debate. I think it is deplorable that he is coming.”
On the conference's event page, the Danish Ethnic Youth Council confirmed that Hækkerup had cancelled.