Ambassador Jesper Vahr condemns Copenhagen attacks, says Denmark won't yield to terror

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 15, 2015 13:18

Denmark's ambassador to Israel, Jesper Vahr, condemned the weekend's deadly attacks in Copenhagen, saying his country considered "the reprehensible acts of terror to be an attack on our democracy, freedom of expression and religious freedom in Denmark."

In his statement, he quoted Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who said that "when the Jewish community in Denmark is attacked, all of Denmark and all Danes are being attacked."

"Danes are united in their determination not to yield to terror and violence but to insist on the fundamental values – democracy, freedom of expression, religious freedom and tolerance – that constitute the cornerstone of our society," Vahr wrote.

He also thanked Israeli leaders for their messages of condolence. "We highly appreciate the many expressions of sympathy from friends of Denmark in Israel, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Lieberman and chairman of the Labor Party Isaac Herzog."


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