Muslims Mobilizing to Elect Leftists Raises Democracy Concerns in Denmark

Posted on June 11, 2019 8:36 am
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Left-of-the-centre parties have come to dominate politics in blighted areas of Denmark, due to the successful mobilisation campaigns carried out by Danish Muslims; many, however, contend that this represents a challenge to democracy.

Urban districts that are included in the Danish government’s “ghetto list” have seen the organised mobilisation of the areas’ Muslim residents to vote for certain parties and candidates, the newspaper Jyllands-Posten reported.

“Different associations have joined together: Pakistanis, Arabs and Turks. Fortunately, was still Ramadan, so we met in mosques every day. Lastly, we have been working to get people mobilised to vote for specific candidates. It’s been successful,”