Martin Henriksen, the immigration spokesperson for Dansk Folkeparti (DF), said that participating in Christian holidays and going to church to learn about Christianity is essential if immigrants want to call themselves Danish.

During a week of debates in Parliament over what it means to be 'Danish', the suggestion that a specific religion plays an essential role in Danish culture has stirred the pot once again.

"We believe that those who come to this country should get to know Danes as well as possible," Henriksen told Jyllands-Posten. "To really understand, you have to know Christianity and its importance to the Danish people."

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