Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Denmark is putting troops at the border and on guard duty around synagogues.
Why now? Martin Luther, Henry VII and John Wesley all died centuries ago. It can’t be Anglicans, Methodists or Lutherans threatening Jews. What’s changed in the last couple of years that has disrupted Danish life so much they need to put troops on the streets to maintain order?
Amazing, they have both kinds of unrest: Muslim and leftist. The incident cited was a Muslim terrorist who shot up a free speech event. Striking parallels to the Left in this country. Sounds as if Danes need to start listening to The Donald.
Build The Wall.
That should stretch the Danish military to the breaking point. Not joking.
(Danish Military trivia: the Hjemmeværnet, or “Home Guard”, which is their national militia, was established after WW2 on the basis of the wartime Resistance – and with the mission of operating independently of the King and Parliament to defend the country (or kill invaders) regardless of the any government capitulation. It was the closest I’ve seen to a “Second Amendment”-style policy in any non-Swiss European state. But in recent decades, that mission has been softening; the Hjemmeværnet has been drawn more into the government mainstream, and the notion of having to resist an invader even in contravention of a (subjugated) government has faded from living memory. I wonder if it’ll make a reappearance? Nota bene: don’t underestimate the Danes).