Copyright "Highly Irregular Style" by Tine Jensen, 2011

Copyright "Highly Irregular Style" by Tine Jensen, 2011

Monday, February 16, 2015

I'm Danish - and I will speak!

Of friendship and democracy, of art and religion, of tolerance and politics.

I will agree to disagree with my opponents. And we will continue our debate.

No terrorist is going to take that away!

In front of the Synagog in Krystalgade

Here's a fairly early picture of the flowers people are bringing. I know many more have been added since.

We were not exactly warned that this would happen, but we all knew it was only a matter of when, not if.

While I Condole the families of those killed, I'm also grateful for the safety of a friend who might just as well have been doing guard service this Saturday. It was just pure coincidence that he wasn't on duty this weekend.

As the hours pass we learn more and more about the terrorist.

Among other things we've learned that he had help. Two of these helpers have now been apprehended. Before the shooting he also uploaded a Jihad video on Youtube.

Somehow The IS has succeeded in a mail order war, using some ultra violent gang members without much brain power. If it weren't for the IS this one would have been just another common criminal.

I believe that for every successfully defended event, the IS looses. With only two people dead and five policemen wounded, the "winnings" in Copenhagen have been so much lesser than in Paris.

And by locating the terrorist within 14 hours the policeforce have proven their capability and efficiency. We are all very proud of them, and thankful.

Unfortunately, this is probably not the last attack on Europe, or Denmark, or Copenhagen.

But we will get through it, and we will carry on exercising our democratic rights, even if it kills us!

In memory of Finn Nørgaard and Dan Uzan