Sunday, February 15, 2015

'People committed terrible deeds in the name of Thor'

(Dissociated Press)

In response to the Muslim terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, President Obama today reminded Danish citizens that Denmark is in no position to get haughty about terrorism extremism workplace violence:
"And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Viking raids on the British Isles in the 9th century, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Thor. In Denmark, conquest all too often was justified in the name of Thor. Michelle and I returned from Denmark -- an incredible, beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity -- but a place where, in past years, religious faiths of all types have, on occasion, been targeted by other peoples of faith, simply due to their heritage and their beliefs -- acts of intolerance that would have shocked Hans Christian Andersen..." 
Danish Jews were unavailable for comment.

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