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In Denmark, Controversial Assimilation Laws Target Muslim Immigrants

Jul 11, 2018
Originally published on July 10, 2018 4:19 pm

Immigrant children in Denmark as young as 1 year old must attend day care for 30 hours a week for instruction in “Danish values,” according to a new law. The new law is part of a broader “ghetto package” designed to force immigrants living in 25 mostly Muslim enclaves to assimilate.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins speaks with Naser Khader (@naserkhaderdk), a member of the Conservative People’s Party in Denmark who’s an advocate of the new assimilation laws. He’s also a Muslim who immigrated to Denmark from Syria.

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