Here’s the latest installment in this sorry saga, as reported in Århus Stiftstidende. Our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc has translated it, and follows it with his own comments:
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Residents’ Board is powerless when it comes to young, violent Arabs assaulting tenants.
by Karsten Bjørno
Many Greenlanders living in Gjellerup Park [a suburban high-rise district of Århus, Denmark — translator] are fed up. After several years of racist persecution and harassment by Arab and Somali tenants, they’ve now chosen to abandon the place.
“I couldn’t stand being their target. It was a psychological stress. But I’m angry that we were the ones to leave. After all, they were the ones to attack us,” says Johanne Christiansen.
“A horrific lack of respect.”
Together with the others she got the municipality’s help to move out. Greenlanders in Gjellerup are assaulted, humiliated, and have stones thrown at them. These citizens from the northernmost part of Denmark mostly stay put in their apartments, afraid to go out in the open. They resemble outlaws and hunting game within the area.
They used to meet outside the library or by the local supermarket on Sigridsvej. And there used to be a tradition of Greenlanders playing soccer on Sundays. But the continuing stone-throwing stopped that.
Furthermore, the celebrations of Greenland Day on June 21st were interrupted by stone-throwing. The event took place at the Gjellerup Swimming Pool recreational area. During recent years professional guards have been required in order to secure the celebrations.
But this year — for the first time ever — the event was cancelled entirely. It had became too risky.
According to Johanne Christiansen most Greenlanders in Gjellerup have experienced harassment. A friend of hers was assaulted and robbed right outside her front door. Another friend suffered serious injuries to her face. A third one was kicked in the back by “youths” on motorbikes. A fourth one did not dare stay home alone, because she was harassed by young Arabs assaulting her and throwing stones at her windows.
Shouted insults like “F**k yourself back to Greenland, this is our Gjellerup” are quite commonplace, as are young Arabs throwing firecrackers at them.
Johanne Christiansen doesn’t doubt that all this is racism towards the Greenlanders from the Arabs of Gjellerup.
“They are targeting us a group. I’ve tried to tell them that we are Danes, born into Danish citizenship. They don’t understand it,” says Johanne Christiansen, 47, who holds a degree in commerce. She has lived in Gjellerup for 16 years.
“My heart still misses a beat or two when I encounter young Arabs. But where I live now, nobody harms me. It’s an unusual feeling. I’m very happy in my new place and I’ll never return to Gjellerup.”
The director of Brabrand Residents’ Organization [Braband is Gjellerup’s official name — translator], Torben Overgaard, sharply condemns the assaults on Greenlanders.
“We can’t live with that. But we are unable to do anything. In order to enforce the law we must know the perpetrator’s identity. But in these cases we don’t because the victims don’t know them either,” says Torben Overgaard who sees the problem thusly:
“If Greenlanders, who tend to drink heavily, live in a place with mainly Muslims, who don’t drink alcohol, conflicts are almost unavoidable.”
The term “Greenlander” is widely used in Denmark as a designation for someone of Inuit extraction, not just another Dane living in Greenland. All “Greenlanders” are full Danish citizens and almost all speak Danish fluently. Due to Greenland’s small population, most Inuits (“Eskimos”) wanting higher education must go to the European part of Denmark, some to stay, some only for a few years.
Unsurprisingly this can cause “culture shock”: imagine being, say, 18 years old and seeing a tree — to say nothing of a forest — for the first time ever… Unfortunately, some Inuits never get over it and seek comfort in the bottle, like so many others. But where others may stop drinking sooner or later, some Inuits suffer from a genetic peculiarity: they’re hypersensitive to alcohol and prone to becoming full alcoholics in a whiff. A real tragedy.
The Muslims’ assaults on these “drop-out-Greenlanders” are widely known, but seldom reported by the MSM. Where ordinary Danes try to help alcoholics generally and Inuit alcoholics especially, Muslims throw stones at them, of course.
As opposed to Muslims, Greenlanders have a rich culture and are generally respected by other Danes. Accordingly, Muslims just follow Islamic doctrine and attack the weakest of the weak Danes: the Inuit alcoholics. True Muslim bravery, indeed…
Hat tip: Steen.