The meeting addressed the City of Copenhagen’s proposed integration plan, which has a stated goal of getting “the number of Copenhageners who support Sharia Law to fall”.
Hizb ut-Tahrir has positioned the city’s strategy as “an attack against Islam and Muslims” and held its meeting on Sunday to express their support for implementing Sharia Law.
“We in Hizb ut-Tahrir have a stated goal of protecting Islam and getting Muslims to adhere to their values. We have therefore repeatedly revealed Danish politicians’ attacks against Islam and Muslims, and this time is no exception,” the group wrote on its website
Rasmussen said he was there to show that many in the local community are firmly against Hizb ut-Tahrir and their Islamic message.
“For me, it is important to show that there is another Nørrebro, that cannot accept the things that Hizb ut-Tahrir stands for. But as long as they are a legal organisation, we politicians unfortunately cannot do anything,” he told TV2 News
During the counter demonstration, Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters disrupted Støjberg’s remarks by shouting “Legalise Sharia”.