June 08, 2005
Arson attack on immigration minister's home
There's some strange goings-on in Denmark right now.
In April, a young man was gunned down with a machine gun in Christianshavn, in front of a number of horrified bystanders, apparently over a drug deal that went wrong.
Last week a doorman at Club Rust, a nightclub in Nørrebro, shot and killed a young man and seriously injured his older brother. The brothers have been implicated in various drugs-related criminal activity in Copenhagen, possibly the killing in Christianshavn. Threats have been made against the family of the doorman, an Imam has suggested that blood money be paid to the family of the dead young man, and much confusion still surrounds exactly what happened outside Rust.
Now, a particularly nasty attack on the home of the immigration minister Rikke Hvilshøj has left her car burnt out and her family no doubt shocked and scared. A group calling itself "Beate Without Limits" has claimed responsibility, citing Denmark's overly-restrictive immigration laws as motivation for the attack, and police are scratching their heads over who these people are.
Posted by daen at June 8, 2005 09:56 PM