June 25, 2015
Hopefully, their fears are warranted.
Many refugees in Denmark are worried after the nationalist Dansk Folkeparti became the second biggest party in Thursday’s election. A new government with them will likely introduce stricter asylum and refugee policies.
In Trampoline House, an independent community center in Copenhagen that provides refugees and asylum seekers support, the result is a disaster.
“The blue block have told us before the election that they will roll back all improvements the reds did, including all financial support we are getting from the government. Without that we will have to close the center”, says the group’s daily leader, Morten Goll, sitting behind his desk.
The house is a place for refugees and asylum seekers to meet and get away from the asylum center outside of Copenhagen. It also offers classes in Danish, as well as activities and legal counseling with the aim of breaking through the social isolation and sense of powerlessness many refugees and asylum seekers experience.
In other words, these people should be prosecuted for treason.
Outside the office two Kurds from Syria are playing ping-pong – and they are worried too:
“I feel very nervous; the right wing doesn’t like to have us here for some reason. I don’t know why really,” says one of them while he smashes the ball.
He stops playing for a while to add:
“When I came here I wanted to start my life again. I fled from war and lost everything I had. And now, when I am here, I want to become a part of the Danish society. A place like the Trampoline House is a very good way for faster integration, the one thing all of us want.”
Denmark is also getting condemned as racist for saying they don’t like gypsies.
They should be getting condemned for telling the truth. Because that is now a crime, and it is the obvious truth that no one likes gypsies.