Danish minister calls Ramadan dangerous for society
Danish minister Inger Stojberg - Tm / Wikimedia.org
Inger Stojberg, Denmark’s minister of immigration and integration said in a column for the BT tabloid, that Ramadan is “dangerous for all of us”. The minister of Denmark’s centre-right Liberal party advised Muslims to take time off work during the Ramadan fasting period.
Stojberg emphasised the safety effect with an example of a bus driver who didn’t drink or eat for more than 10 hours. “This can be dangerous for all of us,” she said.
“I want to call on Muslims to take leave from work during the month of Ramadan to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish society,” Stojberg advised.
The minister also wondered whether Ramadan should have a place in Denmark’s society and labour market:
“I wonder if a religious order commanding observance to a 1,400-year-old pillar of Islam is compatible with the society and labour market that we have in Denmark in 2018.”
Stojberg is known for being a hardliner on migration. In March last year she celebratedDenmark’s tougher immigration laws with a cake and 8 months ago she republished‘controversial’ Muhammad caricatures online.