An MP for the conservative Danish party The New Right has proposed to ban migrants from predominantly Muslim countries from becoming citizens of Denmark.
MP Mette Thiesen wrote of her support for such a proposal on social media website Facebook stating, “In the New Right, we would vote no to grant Danish citizenship to people who come from countries based on Muslim values,” newspaper Berlingske reports.
Thiesen spoke to the newspaper to explain the proposal saying, “As long as the problems in foreign policy are not solved from the bottom up, you have to do something like this.
It is simply purely practical. We can see that these groups are overrepresented in the crime statistics, and we do not want to grant them Danish citizenship.”
When asked if there would be exceptions made for Christians coming from Muslim-majority countries, Thiesen said that Christians could also be included in the citizenship ban.