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Danish Politician Says All Chinese Should ‘Burn’

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 12, 2013

Some people really do not like people from China, here is one…Excerpt

“A Danish politician has sparked a furore after stating that he wished all Chinese people would “burn,” reports Huanqiu.com, the Chinese-language website of China’s nationalistic Global Times newspaper.

Fuat Yalan, a Social Democrat party member from the in the east Denmark city of Helsingor, made the remarks on Facebook in early August after seeing a YouTube video in which some Chinese villagers abused a little boy belonging to an ethnic minority.

“I hope that it will be 140 degrees and that all the Chinese will burn, so the world will be free of that Chinese filth,” Yalan wrote, before telling a local newspaper that “[i]f there was a Chinese person in front of me right now I would shoot him. I don’t care if I’m thrown out of the party, kicked out of Denmark or shot myself. I don’t care about politics and I stand by my words.

Yalan initially later tried to play down the remarks by explaining that his words were only meant for the abusers in the video. He also blamed the newspaper for printing his statement, saying that it was something uttered during a moment of emotional duress.

Under increasing public pressure, however, Yalan eventually apologized to all those he offended, calling himself a fool and admitting that he “crossed the line.”

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2 Responses to “Danish Politician Says All Chinese Should ‘Burn’”

  1. Me said

    Shouldn’t they be burned?

  2. Me said

    Sounds like a sound platform to me.

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