Danish lefties compares Islam to Nazism and Communism.

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  1. A new book, “Islamists and the Naïve,” which compares Islam to Nazism and communism.

    The book has created a sensation in Denmark, in part because its authors are former leftist intellectuals who once advocated tolerance but now argue that anyone underestimating the threat posed by Islam to Denmark and the West is naïve.

    Asked in an interview in Politiken on Saturday how she could equate Islam with Nazism and communism, Ms. Jespersen responded: “We compare it to underline what kind of forces we are up against. It doesn’t matter how many or how few there are. The link between politics and religion makes Islam a totalitarian movement, and it is gaining ground in the Middle East and Europe.”

    Some have criticized the book for incendiary language that mimics the style of the far-right Danish People’s Party, which advocates a zero-tolerance approach to immigration, and contends that Islam is incompatible with Denmark’s liberal values.

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  2. Two things, first of all it's the wrong link, secondly and more to the point, it can't be that big a sensation since I live in Denmark, and have never heard of it.
  3. Firstly its the correct link, you have to scroll down and not just scan the head line

    Secondly the book has just been released so prehaps it is not yet on your screen. The fact that you have not yet heard of it hardly condems it to the realm of the obscure.
  4. It was in the paper on the 2nd, and totally unmentioned on the news since.
    So hardly a major sensation by any standards.

    As to the link, fair enough, but the headline was certainly misleading.
  5. Ah but that simply proves the Authors point that the West is naïve, now that its made the NYT you may see the Danish press take more interest.
  6. Fair comparison in my eyes. All three have a tendency for the extreme and will rob you of your individual freedoms/responsiblities.
  7. What HAS been mentioned here, is that he had the contact details for a leading Danish Iman with him when he was arrested.