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Trykkefrihedsselskabet (literally "press-freedomWikipedia's W.svg society" in Danish) is a Danish far-right organization that deals in anti-Muslim, anti-immigration, and counter-jihad activism. It was founded by a group of Islamophobic Danish writers in 2004 after they were denied membership in the Danish PEN association on account of their extreme views.

As a front[edit]

The group claims to work to promote freedom of expression, but according to the late Tøger Seidenfaden, former editor-in-chief of Politiken, this is merely a cover for their true purpose, promoting hatred against Muslims and foreigners.[1] Politiken has written in an editoral that Trykkefrihedsselskabet promotes "conspiracy theorist drivel."[2] The self-styled champions of free speech also had a curious selective interpretation of it when it came to who were allowed to participate in one of their debate meetings, refusing entry to a 20-year old university student named Jihad Taha solely on the basis of his Muslim name, despite the fact that he had paid for a ticket to attend. Taha subsequently lost a discrimination suit against Trykkefrihedsselskabet, whose spokesman allegedly called Taha a greedy media whore for suing; while the vice chairman called Taha's behavior impudent and in bad taste, saying he had "overplayed his victim card."[3][4] Oh, and Taha never had his ticket refunded either, btw.[5]

Trykkefrihedsprisen[edit]

Trykkefrihedsprisen, the "Freedom of Expression Prize," is awarded by the association. In 2007, the virulent Islamophobe and crank Daniel Pipes was the recipient of the prize.

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