it's a similar thing w/ intactivists as well right? a lot of them in europe - my impression is - are mostly against islamic circumcision? or rather against circumcision but they're the types of ppl who one would likely think are motivated primarily by anti-islamic bias and not antisemitism? (obv there is a lot of antisemitism as well like that comic book about the evil circumcising rabbis)
― Mordy, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 21:10 (three years ago) Permalink
Yeah, circumsision is another interesting one. It's often focused only on female circumcision used a lot for anti-islamic purposes. But at times I get the feeling it runs into another barrier of jerksism, which is that some people can't stand fighting solely for the good of women, and their misogyny wins out over their islamophobia, so they begin equating Jewish male circumcision with Islamic female circumcision. Which seems bizarre to me, whatever one thinks of the dangers of male circumcision. And also left-wing anti-semitism, I think, where it becomes a jerkish way of fighting Islamophobia to try and paint Judaism as badly as possible, to make Islam look better by comparison. Jerks on all sides.
― Frederik B, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 21:19 (three years ago) Permalink
This is us: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/07/denmark-places-an-advertisement-in-lebanese-newspapers-dear-refugees-dont-come-here/
― Frederik B, Monday, 7 September 2015 22:38 (three years ago) Permalink
denmark is having a moment in the US dem primary atm bc of the debate this week, but this link has nothing to do with that:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/world/europe/denmark-lion-zoo-dissection.html
― Mordy, Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:47 (three years ago) Permalink
He. Almost a 130.000 people have signed an online petition to stop it. It's normal for Danish zoos to do this, but wow, it really pisses some people off.
― Frederik B, Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:28 (three years ago) Permalink
it seems crazy to me - if they had to put him down anyway, why not make it an educational experience?
― Mordy, Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:29 (three years ago) Permalink
Denmark Plans to Isolate Unwanted Migrants on a Small Island
― sleeve, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 18:29 (six months ago) Permalink
I guess this is the most-current Denmark thread, lol
yeah that's obviously not the brightest idea of all time but it's not as if the people affected are much better off atm - they're officially deported but cannot be sent home since they risk torture/death penalty, in the end they choose to stay in Denmark but they are not allowed to work/marry/vote, they have to register at local asylum centers daily and they hardly have any income...
some evil motherfuckers among them for sure, terrorists and war criminals, but feel bad for the rejected asylum seekers (I also understand the necessity of being able to reject some asylum seekers)
― niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:55 (six months ago) Permalink
There's a rolling Danish politics thread, just for this :) And it's complete bullshit, they're spending something like 300.000$ per asylum seeker so that they can say they've send them to a small island. Politicians crowing about how horrible they've been to people of color. That's Denmark.
― Frederik B, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:05 (six months ago) Permalink
agreed that it's a stupid waste of money anyway and obv not sympathetic
can't believe there's a rolling danish politics thread o_O
― niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:15 (six months ago) Permalink
It's, uh... It's a long story...
― Frederik B, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:25 (six months ago) Permalink
some evil motherfuckers among them for sure, terrorists and war criminals, but feel bad for the rejected asylum seekers
Yes, I imagine we all feel bad for the rejected asylum seekers being housed alongside criminals and terrorists on an island called The Virus.
― Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:26 (six months ago) Permalink
I believe there's still a fair chance that this doesn't actually happen
― niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:49 (six months ago) Permalink
It's not called the Virus, and they're all criminals. Still, 'Jesus Christ' is in order, it's a fucking disgrace.
Also, yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if this was too stupid and expensive even for Støjberg.
― Frederik B, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:50 (six months ago) Permalink