A far-right Danish politician has been slammed after posting a picture on her Facebook page that compared Muslims with rubbish. Former Dansk Folkeparti (DF) MP Tina Petersen shared a manipulated picture of a burka-clad Muslim woman and child standing in between two black bin bags. "Hehe … Remember to take out the big trash tomorrow ;-)))," Petersen wrote as a caption.
To add insult to injury, one of Petersen's friends commented below the picture, "Remember: It must be taken to the municipality's chemical department, as it is hazardous waste;)."
Copenhagen resident Lars Nexø was so outraged when he saw the post that he contacted the police. Speaking to TV2, he said, "I don't think you can compare people with garbage ? it's an insult. I am convinced that people who wear the burka do not think it is especially fun ? but this clearly indicates that Tina Petersen and her friends find it funny."