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Regarding Its 'Migrant' Policies, Denmark Tells World to Drop Dead

Migrants wait to register with the police at a refugee center in the southern Serbian town of Presevo, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Unlike its Scandinavian cousins, when it comes to welfare, Denmark has decided to treat its “migrants” the same way it treats real Danes. So, naturally, the Danish government is being compared to Nazis:

The Danish government on Friday defended plans for police to search asylum-seekers’ luggage for valuables and cash after they prompted international outrage and drew comparisons to Nazi Germany.

“I can see that some foreign media are pouring scorn over (the fact) that we in the future may withdraw asylum-seekers’ valuables and demand that they should pay for their stay in asylum centres themselves,” Integration Minister Inger Stojberg wrote on Facebook. “There is no reason to criticize, since it is already the case that if you as a Dane have valuables for more than 10,000 kroner ($1,450, 1,340 euros) it may be required that this is sold before you can receive unemployment benefits,” she added.

Stojberg, an immigration hardliner of the ruling right-wing Venstre party, added that “in Denmark you have to try for yourself if you can.”

What kind of fascist thuggery is this?

Items of personal significance, such as wedding rings, as well as mobile phones will be exempt while cash amounts over 3,000 kroner will be confiscated, according to the government’s proposal.

It’s about time someone raised, even obliquely, the fact that most of these “refugees” are healthy, able-bodied single men of means enough to have new clothes and cell phones.  But that won’t stop American leftists from, as usual, comparing everything they don’t like to the policies of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party:

The plans have sparked international outrage, especially in the US, where The Washington Post on Thursday said confiscating jewellery from refugees had “a particularly bitter connotation in Europe” where the Nazis seized gold and valuables from Jews and others during World War II.

Yes, because Jews being rounded up and murdered is exactly analogous to Muslims flooding Christendom to take its money and its liberty.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, whose government rules with the backing of the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP) in parliament, accused the media of painting “an incorrect picture of Denmark.” Many Americans simply do not understand how generous the Danish welfare state is, he told Danish journalists in Brussels, according to the daily Politiken.

“It is in that context you should understand that we in Denmark say that before you get these welfare benefits you must, if you have a fortune, pay yourself,” he said.

Self-reliance: what a concept. The rest of Europe should follow Denmark’s example, post haste.