Fifteen words in a statement from the Danish Parliament have created a major stir in Denmark.

"Parliament believes that Danes should not be in the minority in neighbourhoods in Denmark," reads the text.

"Today there are areas in Denmark where the proportion of immigrants and descendants from non-Western countries is over 50 percent."

The combination of the two phrases have become a major point of contention. Some people believe the wording indicates that a majority in Parliament believes that a person cannot be a Dane if they are an immigrant or a descendant of immigrants from a non-Western country.

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