Sunday, July 06, 2008

Muslims next target? Greenlanders...

From the Gates of Vienna: Targeting the Weak.

(h/t to the good folks over at The Religion Of Peace)

Many Greenlanders living in Gjellerup Park [a suburban high-rise district of Ã…rhus, Denmark — translator] are fed up. After several years of racist persecution and harassment by Arab and Somali tenants, they’ve now chosen to abandon the place.“I couldn’t stand being their target. It was a psychological stress. But I’m angry that we were the ones to leave. After all, they were the ones to attack us,” says Johanne Christiansen.

Together with the others she got the municipality’s help to move out. Greenlanders in Gjellerup are assaulted, humiliated, and have stones thrown at them. These citizens from the northernmost part of Denmark mostly stay put in their apartments, afraid to go out in the open. They resemble outlaws and hunting game within the area. They used to meet outside the library or by the local supermarket on Sigridsvej. And there used to be a tradition of Greenlanders playing soccer on Sundays. But the continuing stone-throwing stopped that.

Furthermore, the celebrations of Greenland Day on June 21st were interrupted by stone-throwing. The event took place at the Gjellerup Swimming Pool recreational area. During recent years professional guards have been required in order to secure the celebrations. But this year — for the first time ever — the event was cancelled entirely. It had became too risky.-

According to Johanne Christiansen most Greenlanders in Gjellerup have experienced harassment. A friend of hers was assaulted and robbed right outside her front door. Another friend suffered serious injuries to her face. A third one was kicked in the back by “youths” on motorbikes. A fourth one did not dare stay home alone, because she was harassed by young Arabs assaulting her and throwing stones at her windows. Shouted insults like “F**k yourself back to Greenland, this is our Gjellerup” are quite commonplace, as are young Arabs throwing firecrackers at them.

Johanne Christiansen doesn’t doubt that all this is racism towards the Greenlanders from the Arabs of Gjellerup. “They are targeting us a group. I’ve tried to tell them that we are Danes, born into Danish citizenship. They don’t understand it,” says Johanne Christiansen, 47, who holds a degree in commerce. She has lived in Gjellerup for 16 years.“My heart still misses a beat or two when I encounter young Arabs. But where I live now, nobody harms me. It’s an unusual feeling. I’m very happy in my new place and I’ll never return to Gjellerup.”

Which is exactly the way the Muslims want it. (More at the link)