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2000

28

2001

116

2002

68

2003

52

2004

36

2005

87

2006

227

2007

35

2008

175

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The rising numbers in 2001 was a direct result of 9.11 since a large number of hate crimes (Violence, Threats, Vandalism etc. with a possible racist motive) were committed against Muslims or people who were considered to be Muslims (Arabs, Somalians and other “foreign” looking people etc.). The rise in 2005 was close connected to the London Bombs and the rise in 2006 can mainly be explained due to the Danish “Cartoon crises”.

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After 9.11 and again after the London bombs the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (today head of NATO) was invited to do more for the prevention of hatred and reprisals against Muslims following the attacks. By way of example Tony Blair stated that "We were proud of your contribution to Britain before last Thursday. We are still proud of it today. That was his message to the peaceful British Muslims in London in July 2005. "I have not seen a single message from our leading politicians. All they do is to react when the imams do not take enough distance from extremists. We miss a clear message from Fogh, for there are many who listen to what the official Denmark believes it is important that there develops a bad mood, "sad Danish Imam Wahid Pedersen to the Danish Newspaper Berlingske on July 19, 2005. Also Imam Fatih Alev, experienced several examples of harassment, and he asked Mr. Fogh to take the role of a father figure to all. It was not possible however to get a statement from the prime minister, but the Liberal Party integration spokesman Irene Simonsen, believed that the government had taken its share of responsibility. On July 4, 2010 however the Social scientist Magnus Ranstorp stated to the Danish Newspaper Jyllandsposten that the Danish government is lacking behind when it comes to preparing the Danish population to the situation right after a possible terrorist attack. “It is possible to foresee that a terrorist attack will create a conflict between the Muslim part of the population and the rest of the population. That is why the authorities already now ought to establish dialogue between the two groups, so it will be possible to create a joint front against terrorism (in case of an attack).”

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DACoRD is afraid that the reason why the Danish Liberal/Conservative Government is not taking such steeps is because they are 100 % depending on the support of the Danish Peoples Party in order to stay in power since the DPP has the “swing votes” in the Danish Parliament. Consequently the present Government has agreed in a large number of demands from DPP including the withdrawal of all public funding for DACoRD’s work and changes of the Aliens Act and a long row of hate statements against Somalians and Muslims. 25 Lately the DPP has demanded the abolishment of the Danish Penal Code section 266 b (hate speech) since one of their members of Parliament has now been accused and taken on trial by the public prosecution

25 Some examples are know to CERD as cases No. 34/2004,  no. 36/2006 and no. 37/2006  and no. 43/2008 (pending).

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