Denmark

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    Bent Lexner lives in a row of modest but stately apartments overlooking Østerport Station in the eastern part of Copenhagen. Denmark’s chief rabbi since 1996, Lexner was rushed on Thursday morning, cutting short an early interview because of a death in the community. Danish Jews can barely spare a soul. Only about 2,000 of them… More ▸

  • Myths and Facts

      In the center of Copenhagen, just minutes walk from parliament and other institutions of Danish authority, lies the quasi-autonomous community of Christiania. Most of the literature describes it as a hippie commune, and that’s more or less accurate. Streets are unpaved, buildings are covered in colorful artwork, and surprises seem to lie behind every… More ▸

  • Violence over Danish Cartoon Could Impact European-mideast Relations

    A Danish employee of the European Union in Brussels confides that she is so fearful of Muslim anger over the now infamous cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper that she is afraid to go home. Unnerved Danish members of the European Parliament refuse to comment on the violent protests against the cartoons… More ▸

  • Denmark Extradites Neo-nazi to Face Charges in Germany

    Danish officials have extradited American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck to Germany to face charges related to racist activity. Lauck, 41, who was arrested near Copenhagen on March 20 at the request of German authorities, faces five years in jail in Germany if convicted on the charges – which include racial incitement and the distribution of illegal… More ▸

  • Danish High Court Upholds Extradition of U.S. Neo-nazi

    The Danish Supreme Court last week upheld a German extradition request for American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck. In Germany, Lauck, 41, faces charges of incitement, encouraging racial hatred, distributing illegal propaganda and Nazi symbols, and belonging to a criminal group. He has been a major supplier of anti-Semitic propaganda in Germany. The Aug. 244 ruling upheld… More ▸

  • Danish Neo-nazis Mark Suicide of Rudolf Hess

    Some 150 Danish neo-Nazis and their European cohorts marched through the eastern city of Roskilde over the weekend to mark the eighth anniversary of the suicide of Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess. Police in Roskilde, located near Copenhagen, offered protection to the neo-Nazi marchers from counter demonstrators, whose march was restricted to the other side of… More ▸

  • Danish Police Nab Two Men Suspected of Planning Attacks

    Danish police have indicted two men suspected of planning terrorist activities against Jewish and Israeli targets in Copenhagen. Mohammed Fahim and Abdul Hakim Suliman, both Egyptian nationals, were charged last month with buying chemicals and other items with the intention to carry out bomb attacks, Danish officials said. The Israeli Embassy, Jewish cemeteries and train… More ▸

  • Court in Denmark Approves Extradition of Neo-nazi Lauck

    A Danish court has backed a German request to extradite American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck. A district court ruled Tuesday that Lauck’s written and verbal attacks on Jews violated Danish anti-racism laws, allowing for the extradition. If the extradition occurs, Lauck will face charges of smuggling banned hate literature into Germany for two decades. Lauck, 41,… More ▸