September 08, 2015

Denmark to would-be migrants: Don’t come to Denmark

Rebel Staff

The Danish government has placed adverts in several Lebanese newspapers exporting a clear - but unspoken - message to would-be migrants: Don’t come to Denmark.

According to Agence France-Presse, the adverts appeared in at least three Arabic-language newspapers and one English-language publication in Lebanon Monday.  

Urging caution to those considering a move to Denmark, the advert notes:

“Denmark has decided to tighten the regulations concerning refugees in a number of areas.”

It states that social benefits to newly-arrived refugees are being cut “by up to 50 per cent” and that foreign nationals will not have the right to “have their family brought to Denmark during the first year [of their residency].”

The government will ensure that “there is a special return centre for rejected asylum seekers to ensure [they] leave Denmark as quickly as possible,” it adds.

Announcing the adverts on Facebook, Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg of Denmark’s right-wing government, which relies on the backing of the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party, according to Agence France-Presse, said:

“Today I have, as promised, published advertisements in four Lebanese newspapers informing about the changed conditions for people who apply for asylum in Denmark.”

The new measures, which went into effect Tuesday, will also be displayed in asylum centres in Denmark in 10 different languages and posted to social media.

“The aim is to inform objectively and soberly about the situation in Denmark, which the government is in the process of firming up,” she wrote.

“We know that patterns of travel to Europe is controlled by traffickers. We also know that Denmark is high on [the] trafficker’s charts.”

In August, the bodies of 71 migrants, thought to be Syrian, were discovered in an abandoned truck at the side of a highway in Austria. 

Three Bulgarian men, suspected of driving the vehicle, have been detained in Hungary. Police said the crime is likely to be part of a Bulgarian-Hungarian human trafficking operation, the BBC reports.

Lebanon, which shares a 375km-long border with Syria, hosts 1.1 million Syrians who have fled the bloody civil war that has ravaged the country for four years.

According to the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, Syrians are also the largest nationality among those trying to make it to Europe by sea to Greece following a troublesome overland journey through the Balkans and Hungary.  

A total of 348,540 Syrians have filed asylum claims in Europe in July 2015, the agency states. More than 4 million Syrian refugees are hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt

Qatar-based news outlet Al-Jazeera reports that another 7.6 million Syrians are displaced internally. Accordingly, analysts have deduced, that means that more than half of Syria’s pre-war population of 22.4 million has been forced from their homes by the fighting.

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commented 2015-09-10 06:53:56 -0400
Canada to would- be migrants : " Fuck Off—We are Full".
commented 2015-09-10 01:02:57 -0400
I saw a documentary investigation a couple years ago about a cell of spies operating in Ottawa’s “Danish Town”. I never saw the mainstream media reporting on it at all. Those Danes think they are so great, but one day they will be unmasked. A Danish co-worker of mine had relatives visiting from Copenhagen. They were not speaking English and it didn’t sound French or German to me. It is some sort of secret language they speak amongst themselves.
commented 2015-09-09 22:26:03 -0400
Good Idea, but… I think it is toooooo late to reverse islamisation of Danmark. Soon coming to the country near you !!!!
commented 2015-09-09 10:15:09 -0400
how interesting, this story appears to be hidden from Canada’s major media sites, wonder why…………Hmmmmmmmmmmm
commented 2015-09-09 09:32:37 -0400
so 11.2 million refugees- if they each picked up a stick- they would have their country back and this war would be over in less than a week.
commented 2015-09-09 02:45:58 -0400
Great ad!
To save time and money, Foreign Affairs can copy/paste this ad, change the Danish stuff to Canadian stuff and we’re all set to go…we might even add a few provisos…
commented 2015-09-09 02:00:57 -0400
Good for Denmark. Their cooking is lousy enough without having to make Tabouli. Send the Lebanese to Canada and they can help cook for Syrian refugees here.
commented 2015-09-08 21:59:12 -0400
Good for Denmark. Now all the rest of the European countries have to smarten up.
commented 2015-09-08 21:58:33 -0400
Bombard the camps with the rest of the ISIS operatives and sympathizers. Use something more convincing than pamphlets too.
commented 2015-09-08 21:50:40 -0400
How about bombarding all those refugee camps with pamphlets showing pictures of a few good Canadian blizzards?
commented 2015-09-08 20:37:47 -0400
Very good the rest of the western world needs to follow suite.
commented 2015-09-08 19:48:26 -0400
Canada would be a better place, if we only accepted immigrants from civilized Countries. We do not need to be dragged back to the days and ways of the Old Testament.
commented 2015-09-08 19:36:25 -0400
Denmark gets it! Is it too late?
commented 2015-09-08 19:26:39 -0400
Vlad, yea. I was in Norway when I was 16 … full of hormones … couldn’t think straight the whole time I was there.
commented 2015-09-08 19:19:56 -0400
Peter – Norwegian women are just the best. Always thought it would be Sweden and then I traveled west from Stockholm.

Norwegian women are stunning!!!! All tall. All slender. All blond. All blue eyes. I thought I had gone heaven.
commented 2015-09-08 18:41:53 -0400
Of course, it could be the latter instead of the ladder. Depends if you want to climb on board with that comment. :o)

Hey, if on cannot make fun of himself …
commented 2015-09-08 18:01:26 -0400
Vlad, you are right. Denmark is loaded with hot women. So is Norway.
commented 2015-09-08 18:00:28 -0400
Hmmmm… A socialist country severely tightening up its borders.

Will the Canadian left attack Denmark for its new restrictive immigration policy, or will the Canadian left laud Denmark for this new policy while at the same time (and out of the other side of their mouth using the other fork of their tongue) attack Harper relentlessly for restricting our borders.

I think it will be the ladder.
commented 2015-09-08 17:52:41 -0400
Denmark is loaded with hot women. That’s all I have to say.
commented 2015-09-08 17:44:35 -0400
I think Canada should do something similar.,with stringent rules and exams.
Many of the refugees ,are not,some are looking for easy street,as those headed for Germany,and some are terrorists.
There are many more young healthy males than any other group.,a little odd to say the least.
commented 2015-09-08 17:39:22 -0400
It will be interesting to see how this ‘red line in the sand’ holds up.