(Photo above: Danish Minister of Justice, Mette Frederiksen)
The next step will have to be that people supporting these fighters financially, logistically or otherwise, are also charged with treason. With 80 percent of young Turks seeing “nothing wrong” in waging Jihad against non-Muslims and 27 percent of all young French, and 14 percent of all young British under 25 – presumably including the vast majority of young Muslims – sympathizing with the genocidal terror organisation Islamic State, we will need some very big prisons. Or simply outsource the accommodation of sentenced jihadis to countries in need of money. In no way should we accept to have self-declared, violent, armed enemy fighters living among us, especially as the police is already now unable to track and contain them all. 16 years of prison is the same as you get in Denmark if you kill somebody.
Translated from JP:
Minister: Syria-fighters should be convicted of treason …
“If you travel from Denmark and join Islamic State and fight against Danish soldiers, I think that you are committing treason. I want to make sure that the legal implications are in place, but it is my clear political goal.” says Mette Frederiksen DR.
She calls it ‘absurd’ that the Danish soldiers risk ending up in a situation where they are being fought by people from their own country.
The term “traitor” does not appear literally in Danish criminal law, but the law contains two paragraphs, which is usually called the traitor paragraphs … which can give up to 16 years in prison.”