Danish politician calls for topless women videos to scare away immigrants

Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 16:08

Melbourne: A Danish politician has come up with a unique way to scare away immigrants.

Peter Skaarup, foreign policy spokesman for the Danish People`s Party, said that footage of women sunbathing topless at Danish beaches should be included in tourism videos to scare away immigrants.

He is in fact calling on the government to consider the idea, the UK`s Telegraph reported.

He said that including the shots of sunbathing women in a video screened as part of an immigration test would emphasise the point that Denmark is an open, free society.

“Topless bathing probably isn’t a common sight on Pakistani beaches, but in Denmark it is still considered quite normal," News.com.au quoted Skaarup as saying.

"I honestly believe that by including a couple of bare breasts in the movie, extremists may have to think twice before deciding to come to Denmark."

However, doubts have been raised about the idea, with Naser Khader, a member of the Danish Parliament and founder of the Moderate Muslims movement, say it wouldn`t work.

"A pair of naked breasts is no protection against extremism," Khader wrote on his Facebook page.

"It`s quite the opposite, fundamentalists are so obsessed with sex that they will be pouring in over the borders."

Skaarup said that a similar documentary in Holland showed bare breasts, and that Denmark should follow their example.

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Lahore: The ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has failed to persuade Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman to change his stance regarding the sacking of JUI-F member and Science and Technology Minister Azam Swati.

According to the Daily Times, a PPP delegation, led by Labour and Manpower Minister Syed Khurshid Shah, had held a meeting with Rehman on Wednesday to convince him to rejoin the ruling coalition.

However, the delegation failed to woo the party, and the JUI-F chief retained his stance of not joining the coalition.

Rehman told the delegation that his party’s decision to quit was “final and irreversible”.

“We will not retreat from our principled stance,” the JUI-F said.

He further reiterated that the PPP government had disappointed the JUI-F with its decision to sack Swati, and added that it was done without taking his party into confidence.

“The party was not informed or consulted by the government about the decision,” Rehman said.

Gilani had sacked Swati and Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi over a series of allegations regarding corruption in Hajj operations.

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First Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 16:08

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