Pretended country swindled thousands of poor people
Pakistanis seeked asylum via the internet
Controversial artist Lars Vilks has got an unexpected problem.
He claims to have created a land on the rocks of Scanian Kullaberg and calls it Ladonia. But people from poor countries think that the land actually exists.
3000 Pakistanis have seeked political asylum
Lars Vilks has become known for his controversial wood buildings in the area, Nimis and Arx.
The authorities have demanded that he demolish them, the disputes has endured for 30 years.
In 1996, Vilks declared declared the area as his own land - Ladonia. Then, Ladonia's website got available on the internet.
The text is in English and one can read about Ladonia's history, its government and its own paper Ladonia Herald
Application for citizenship
One can read that Ladonia is Sweden and got independent in 1996. If you click further, you can find a citizenship application form.
[Question] Lars Vilks, people from the third world perhaps believe that this is a real country?
"But it is. It's occupation of Swedish territory"
This year he has been contacted by several Pakistani businessmen.
"They offered to invest in Ladonia. It's a way for them to get into the West, normally it is impossible for them. The recent weeks it began accelerating. People asked for jobs and residents.
Lots of applications
Although Vilks tried to explain it couldn't be, he could hardly convince the Pakistanis. At the end 100-200 people a day applied and when Vilks was forced to shut his homepage down, about 3000 Pakistanis had applied. Yesterday, he re-opened the website. And everything is as it used to. One can read about Ladonia, the paper and watch the government.
There's still citizenship application, but now it stands that one cannot live or work in Ladonia. Nor are there any visa to apply for.
Now we know why Muslims are pissed off; Vilks denied Muslims citizenship five years ago!
Ladonia, image from Aftonbladet
Berlingske Tidende reported yesterday on Islamic supremacist group Hizb ut-Tahrir's assmebly in KB-hallen, Copenhagen.
God was great in KB-hallen
About 1000 Hizb ut-Tahrir members were encouraged to fight the "Jew-state"
About 1000 members and sympathizers of Hizb ut-Tahrir yesterday gathered in KB-hallen to their annual conference. Members was encouraged via a message from the organization's host countries to fight the "Jew-state" and to labour for the establishment of the Caliphate.
"Who is the greatest?", shouts a sole voice from the audience in KB-hallen, Fredriksberg. Around a thousand of them shouts back with a loud volume: "ALLAHU AKBER!" (God is the greatest!)
The large KB-hallen, in which it normally is played handball-matches and held flea markets, for six hours on Sunday afternoon was housed by the fundamentalist party of Hizb ut-Tahrir
Men and women were not allowed to sit next to each other, use of cellphone was prohibited and children should be kept under supervision. They discussed how to institute the "Kilafah- the Muslims' most important objective" (i.e. the Caliphate,) which is to be run under "Allah's permission."
The meeting began with a tape-recorded greeting from the world-extensive organization's leader, or emir, Ata Abu Rashta. His message was a mixture of spiritual improvement with the life of Mohammed as a starting point, but also that the present audience should remember the Arabic army leader Saladdin, and his liberation of Palestine from the European crusaders.
In connection to the name of Saladdin, the attenders were encouraged to keep fighting the modern "Jew-state".
Attenders of Hizb ut-Tahrir's assembly in KB-hallen, August 25th. Picture from Berlingske Tidende