When Rokhaia Naassan gives birth in the coming days, she and her baby boy will enter a new category in the eyes of Danish law. Because she lives in a low-income immigrant neighborhood described by the government as a “ghetto,” Rokhaia will be what the Danish newspapers call a “ghetto parent” and he will be a “ghetto child.”That seems less burdensome than having to earn your arm-ring by holding a red-hot iron rod in your bare hands, or blood-eagling an imam, trials that the natural-born sons of the jarl don't have to endure. By all means read the article, draw your own conclusions, then consider how the natural-born daughter of the medicine-man sees things.
Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in “Danish values,” including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language. Noncompliance could result in a stoppage of welfare payments. Other Danish citizens are free to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to the age of six.
Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country’s mainstream, they should be compelled.
Anette Jacobsen, 64, a retired pharmacist’s assistant, said she so treasured Denmark’s welfare system, which had provided her four children with free education and health care, that she felt a surge of gratitude every time she paid her taxes, more than 50 percent of her yearly income. As for immigrants using the system, she said, “There is always a cat door for someone to sneak in.”Sounds less like socialist solidarity and more like the skepticism she'd likely extend to her Finlander or Frankish in-laws.
“Morally, they should be grateful to be allowed into our system, which was built over generations,” she said.
It's making for interesting reactions. Margaret "University Diaries" Soltan sees a "blow to cultural relativism." Twitchy is engaging in red-baiting. Repeat with me: advanced Viking settlement, not socialist international!