Long-time readers are familiar with Rasmus Paludan, the Danish lawyer and anti-Islam activist who has repeatedly staged provocations in culturally enriched districts of several Danish cities. The first time we saw him in action was in January of 2017, when he was chased away from a “community center” in Nørrebro by a group of anarchists and Muslims. Mr. Paludan had worn a kippah while filing a video report at the center, to see what would happen.
As we reported last month, Mr. Paludan’s Koran-burning demonstrations had upset Muslims so much that they rioted in response, burning cars and looting and throwing rocks and engaging in all their other favorite youthful pastimes. As a result, the police banned any further such demonstrations, saying they were a “danger to the public peace”.
Mr. Paludan recently collected enough signatures to put his political party Stram Kurs (Hard Line) on the ballot in next month’s general elections. This has catapulted him from a minor nuisance to a major political irritant, since by law he is allowed to participate in televised political debates.
After you watch the video below, I think you’ll agree that Rasmus Paludan is one of the main reasons why the state has just cracked down on Steen, Jeppe Juhl, and other anti-Islam activists. Mr. Paludan’s actions have forced a national conversation on a topic that the Powers That Be would prefer to leave undiscussed.
By the way — the jowly man who is seen near the end of this clip, looking somewhat morose and thoughtful, is Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of the Venstre Party, which leads the current coalition government.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
Our group didn’t do the translation, so I can’t provide a transcript. An electrifying four-minute video, from which this one is excerpted, is available here. You’ll need to set “CC” on to see the close-captioning.