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September 05, 2002

Join me in letter-writing to the Danes

Following is a letter I sent to the Danish embassy in Ottawa. If you agree with the contents, please send your own letter to the Danish legation in your country.

Ottawa, September 4, 2002

For the attention of the Danish Ambassador:

Dear Mr Ambassador,

I am writing to you to request that you bring the contents of this
letter to the attention of your government.

Following a decision of the Supreme Court of Israel concerning the
relocation of two Palestinian Arabs who were implicated in terrorism,
“Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller criticized the expulsions
as "collective punishment" not conducive to dialogue before he met
Sharon to present a new European Union initiative for Middle East
peace.” This news item was reported by Reuters on 4 September, 2002.

The propriety of your government criticizing decisions of a foreign
supreme court is a matter for diplomats to decide, but as a Canadian
citizen I wish to protest your consistent support for
Palestinian-Arab terrorists and their equivalent. Below are a few
examples that happened to land on my desk, and I’m sure that anyone
compiling a systematic portfolio could come up with many more

Israel is our sister-democracy, a courageous republic struggling to
survive in a sea of dictatorships and terrorists. Your consistent
anti-Israeli policies are nothing short of fratricide. As a Canadian
citizen, it is my duty to express my profound revulsion at your
government’s conduct. Please convey my sentiments to your

Examples of Danish anti-Israeli and pro-terrorist action as reported
recently in the press:

On March 27, 2002, the press reported that “Reserve soldiers
stationed south of Ramallah this morning stopped a Palestinian Red
Crescent ambulance and, upon inspection, found a suspected suicide
bomber on board.” The following day, it was reported that Denmark
and Sweden were sending ambulances to the Palestinian-Arabs (but
never to the Israelis, the victims of terror).

On 19 April, 2002, it was reported that “Danish Foreign Minister
calls for international investigation of Israel`s incursion into the
Jenin refugee camp”, joining the Arab propaganda machine in ganging
up on Israel in her self-defence.

On May 8, 2002, it was reported that a Danish Trade Union cancelled
an order of computer hardware from Israel, joining the boycott
imposed by the Arab League since 1948.

On August 28, 2002, Daniel Pipes and Lars Hedegaard (a Danish
journalist) reported the fact that the Danish authorities have done
nothing about “death threats against Jews or a recent Islamic edict
calling on Muslims to drive Danes out of the Nørrebro quarter of
Copenhagen... Mohammed Omar Bakri, the self-proclaimed London-based
"eyes, ears and mouth" of Osama bin Laden, won permission to set up a
branch of his organization, Al-Muhajiroun.” The death threats
against Danish Jews were quite specific: “A Muslim organization in
Denmark announced a few days ago that a $30,000 bounty would be paid
for the murder of several prominent Danish Jews”.

On the following day, August 29, 2002, the press reported that the
Danish government is hatching a three-stage plan for the Middle-East,
according to which “The three-stage plan foresees a Palestinian state
by 2005". This implies rewarding the Palestinian-Arabs for years of
terror with a state that will imperil Israel and the Western
democracies in general (we all remember seeing the cheering
Palestinian Arabs on 9-11). You are joining a repeat of Munich,
September, 1938, this time at Israel's expense.

I request that you confirm receipt of this letter, as a matter of
common courtesy.

Sincerely yours,

If enough of us let “them” know enough times, the message may get through. Eventually.

Contributed by Joseph Alexander Norland, dt804[at]yahoo[dot]ca