Denmark Uses Least PC Ad Ever To Tell Foreign Criminals They're Being Deported to a Deserted Island


The obsession with political correctness among liberals and progressives runs rampant throughout much of western Europe, but occasionally something that is decidedly not politically correct will slip through and reveal the true feelings of some Europeans.

This seems to be the case in Denmark, where a new policy was put in place to deal with foreign migrants convicted of crimes and sentenced for deportation. This policy was hilariously advertised on social media with a non-PC cartoon by a political party supportive of the new plan.

The tweet from the Danish People’s Party — which stands opposed to the widespread Middle Eastern migration into Europe — showed a boat approaching a small desert island and dropping off a dark-skinned man wearing the sort of attire commonly associated with Muslim migrants.

The 30-second animated clip referenced the new policy that would see foreign nationals convicted of crimes in Denmark essentially banished to a largely deserted island known as Lindholm while they awaited their eventual deportation.

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Danish media outlet The Local reported that the text of the non-PC tweet roughly translated to: “Deported, criminal foreigners have NO reason to be in Denmark. Until we can get rid of them, we will move them to the island of Lindholm. They will be obliged to stay at the new deportation center at night and there will be police around the clock. Great!”

The new policy came as part of negotiations on a new budget deal by the conservative coalition government and their allies in the right-leaning Danish People’s Party, according to The Telegraph. The island of Lindholm is located off the coast of Denmark in the Stege Bay and is roughly 17 acres large.

“They will not be imprisoned,” Finance Minister Kristian Jensen explained in an interview with Danish media agency Ritzau. “There will be a ferry service to and from the island, but the ferry will not operate around the clock, and they must stay at the departure center at night. That way we will be better able to monitor where they are.”

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New facilities will be constructed alongside existing structures on the island to house the foreign convicts and rejected asylum-seekers awaiting deportation to their home country. The construction will be completed in stages and the new departure center, which will be managed by the Danish Prison and Probation Service, is expected to be fully operational by 2021.

Jensen further explained to Ritzau, “There are more limits to how much you can move around when you are on a deserted island. You are in principle obliged to remain on the island. So we will have more control over where they are.”

“It is a problem for us that we can see that some foreigners who have in fact been sentenced to deportation are still committing crimes, and we have no way of monitoring them,” he added.

The island of Lindholm was previously utilized by the Technical University of Denmark’s Veterinary Institute to conduct research into contagious pathogens and viruses that affected cattle and swine, as the largely uninhabited island proved a suitable precaution against the spread of any of the contagions. The researchers will be moving their work to another, yet to be identified location.

To be sure, the non-PC tweet and banishment policy, in general, has been criticized by those who oppose the new plan. A leader of a left-leaning environmentalist Alternative Party, Uffe Elbaek, called the idea a “humanitarian collapse” of Danish politics. He added on social media, “The green government I want to lead would never force people on to a deserted island. Inhuman politics are creating a completely different Denmark to the Denmark I love.”

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The policy was denounced by a leader of the Social Liberals party, Morten Ostergaard, who cited concerns about the arrangement from residents and the mayor of the nearby municipality of Vordingborg, and described the policy as little more than a “symbolic” gesture with no clear end goal.

While the European Union has been pushing member nations to adopt open borders policies that welcome migrants from all over, a number of nations — now including Denmark — have been proactively pushing back in their own ways.

This idea from the Danish government to protect their own native population — banishing convicted criminal foreign nationals awaiting deportation to a deserted island — is interesting, to say the least, and you can bet there will be many people, both for and against the idea, who will be watching closely to see how the plan works out in practice going forward.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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