The Danish daily Fyens Stiftstidende reports today that Odense’s deputy mayor, a memebr of the Dansk Folkeparti, has proposed that Ayaan Hirsi Ali should come to live in his town.
Our Swedish correspondent Carpenter has translated the article:
[Dansk Folkeparti:] Give Hirsi Ali refuge in Odense
Odense should be a haven for the persecuted author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Alex Ahrendtsen means.
Dutch-Somali author and debator Ayaan Hirsi Ali should have residence in Odense, proposes the deputy mayor Alex Ahrendtsen.
“The Dutch government no longer wants to pay for her stay in the U.S., where she lived in voluntary exile after Islamic death threats against her,” says Alex Ahrendtsen.
In April, Odense’s municipal committee of economic affairs agreed to support the idea of making Odense a haven for persecuted authors, and that idea the deputy mayor now follows with his proposal, since it emerged last week that Hirsi Ali no longer can be protected in the U.S.
“I’ve sent a letter to mayor Jan Boye on the proposal, and I hope there’s support for it,” says Alex Ahrendtsen, who hasn’t been in touch with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and thus don’t know if she is interested in residing in Odense.