Why is Denmark taking a hard line on migrants and refugees? | Inside Story

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Denmark’s government is being criticised for its plans to eradicate disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

A set of laws, controversially called the ‘ghetto package’, was introduced in 2018.

It aims to transform areas with high rates of crime and unemployment.

But rights groups say immigrant communities are being unfairly singled out.

Denmark has been tightening its rules for immigrants and asylum seekers, including revoking the resident permits of some Syrian refugees.

But are accusations of racism justified?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Muhammad Aslam – Chairman, Mjolnerparken Residents’ Association.

Fatma Tounsi – Co-founder of Almen Modstand, an organisation campaigning against the ‘anti-ghetto laws’.

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TheMagicJIZZ August 5, 2022 - 12:19 AM

Someone has to be deported

Graham T August 5, 2022 - 12:40 AM

They don't want a ghetto in their country. Its there country, so its their choice.

Judy Kinsman August 5, 2022 - 12:40 AM

Are these ghettos or productive communities?

Tahir Tanoli August 5, 2022 - 12:41 AM


Graham T August 5, 2022 - 12:52 AM

Which Muslim country welcomes people from Christian countries to migrate there and then set up large Christian communities. Answer: None.

Assertive Karma August 5, 2022 - 1:07 AM

This was always inevitable, resentment against domestic leaders & foreign enablers of broken borders has been growing for years.

M E August 5, 2022 - 1:13 AM

The first 5 minutes of this video is frozen image

Vadivelan Manickavasagam August 5, 2022 - 1:17 AM

Aljazeera is only concerned about one religion here. Non-westerners can be from any religion. They are making laws for their country. Why would one particular community alone not happy with that..

Cool_Cat007 Smoove August 5, 2022 - 1:19 AM

This " Ghetto Law " is treading on thin ice and can lead to racism and discrimination. I do understand why the Danish want to inactive the " Ghetto Law " because they see that most immigrants are not accepting Danish way of life. Most immigrants in Scandinavia as a whole do create their own societies within a society. So the " Ghetto Law " is not without merit, but the implementation of the " Ghetto Law " is not being implemented properly. If the immigrants in Denmark want to fight this this fight, I highly recommend to use knowledge in their fight. If the fight is lost then either relocate or get with the program. If there's no understanding there will be no success, so it would be best to get people informed of what actions can be taken. Lets be honest, you can't have 2 roosters in a hen house, something has to give to be successful. I hope that the Danish and the immigrant communities can come to an understanding for the betterment for all.

Assertive Karma August 5, 2022 - 1:21 AM

If the EU undermines another country's sovereignty, relative to immigration, integration, and social functionality… They will push themselves closer to collapse.

White Kuk August 5, 2022 - 1:36 AM

Because their leaders have brains and in 20 years don't want to turn their own history on them so you can subject them to immigrants and a foreign invasion while spouting Democracy.

bro jwz2 August 5, 2022 - 1:45 AM

Send them to qatar

Yee Tian August 5, 2022 - 1:50 AM

Go to Germany or Sweden.