The radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT) held a conference in Denmark on October 3. As a result, the Socialist People’s Party (SF) decided to produce a video statement against HuT. Even Villy Søvndal, the leader of SF, participated in the production.
The video serves to illustrate how thoroughly the debate has changed recently. Opinions which were totally forbidden a few short months ago are now being spoken aloud by respected public figures.
We are moving forward.
Many thanks to TB for transcribing the video, to Anne-Kit of Perth, Australia for translating the transcript, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. Warning: the “Blogger bug” may make it necessary for the reader to click “read more” before the embedded video works:
A complete transcript is below the jump.
|00:01||“Kill them wherever you find them” (Hizb ut-Tahrir on Jews)|
|00:03||Hizb ut-Tahrir’s spokesman convicted for racism.|
|00:07||Now they are active again.|
|00:10||On 3 October Hizb ut-Tahrir held a conference at the Bella Center.|
|00:13||This is what the Socialist People’s Party (SF) thinks.|
|00:16||SF has fought for freedom for 50 years, and I am so fed up with listening to extremist|
|00:21||religious groups like Hizb-ut-Tahrir and their rubbish about no freedom.|
|00:25||They are a bunch of benighted, reactionary, religious relics of the past.|
|00:30||They want to subvert democracy and abolish our liberties. We will not stand for that.|
|00:35||We must clearly denounce an inhuman view of women|
|00:39||and a legal system based on centuries-old scriptures.|
|00:42||This has no place in Denmark. Neither today nor in the future.|
|00:46||We in SF believe in making room for all who want to play on the field of democracy|
|00:52||in Danish society. But at the same time: We clearly denounce extremists|
|00:58||and fanatics. There is no place for them in Danish society.|
|01:04||A place for all who are willing,|
|01:07||but we have no time for racists and religious obscurantists.|