Copenhagen, Denmark

That’s according to the leader of the Danish People’s Party, Pia Kjaersgaard, in 2005 when responding to criticism from Sweden of Denmark’s new anti-immigration laws (thanks to Sami O for finding the article):

Sweden’s Social-Democrat government has castigated the Danish government, accusing it of undermining Scandinavian solidarity, and the Danish laws have also been attacked by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner.

The leader of the Danish People’s Party, Pia Kjaersgaard, responded to Swedish criticism by saying: “If they want to turn Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmoe into a Scandinavian Beirut, with clan wars, honour killings and gang rapes, let them do it. We can always put a barrier on the Oeresund Bridge.”

You’ve been warned – while in Beirut watch out for clan wars, regular honor killings and gang rapes, as well as the occasional speeding car. I’ll be sending Pia a “Looks Like Beirut” Certificate though I have a feeling she wouldn’t even care.

Chairman of the Danish People's Party, MP Pia Kjærsgaard. At a new year's conference held by the Danish Social Liberal Party in Nyborg, 2009.

Chairman of the Danish People's Party, MP Pia Kjærsgaard. At a new year's conference held by the Danish Social Liberal Party in Nyborg, 2009.