Danish councillor banned for anti-Muslim Facebook tirade

danish-flag2A young councillor with the Danish People’s Party has been ostracised from his political organisation following his posting of inflammatory comments on the social networking site Facebook.

19-year-old Mathis Groning, a member of the Tarnby local council, has found himself summarily dismissed from the party for violent anti-Muslim suggestions, said a statement from the party. “On a Facebook page against mosques in Denmark, Mathias wrote things that we cannot accept,” said Poul Lindholm Nielsen, the Danish People’s Party Secretary, in a report by Politiken.

The ire of party members was raised by written attacks in an internal discussion group on the webpage, whereby Groning criticises contractors Finn Bach and Kurt Thorsen, as well as Architect Bjarke Ingels.

“These are just some of the Danes up for sale. There are quite a few collaborators who wouldn’t think about helping Muslims to do this and that… but then WE will just have to do what we did in 1944,” writes Groning, in reference to resistance operations during Denmark’s Nazi occupation. The councillor, the Danish People’s Party Deputy Chairman of the youth movement, also posted a number of links featuring right-wing blogs which the party deemed unacceptable.

“We’re finished with him. We can’t have anyone with extreme right-wing views,” stated Lindholm Nielsen.

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