Anders Gravers Pedersen

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Chairman of Stop Islamisation of Denmark Anders Gravers Pedersen (left)

Anders Gravers Pedersen (born 13 May 1960) is a Danish anti-Islam activist. He is the chairman and founder of Stop the Islamisation of Denmark (SIAD) and leader of Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE).[1] He has also been part of the transatlantic connections between SIOE and Stop Islamization of America.[2][verification needed]

Activities[edit]

Rallies[edit]

In March 2012, Gravers Pedersen participated in staging a rally and arranging an anti-Islamic conference along with the English Defence League in Århus.[1] Two years earlier, in 2010, he was allegedly assaulted at a rally in Aalborg.[3] In 2008 SIAD and Gravers Pedersen in the capacity of leading SIOE were each sentenced to pay fines of DKK 10,000 for violating a court order against using Kurt Westergaard's Muhammad cartoons at a rally.[4][5]

Contesting elections[edit]

Gravers Pedersen attempted to run for a seat in the Danish parliament, Folketinget, in 2012[6] and in 2009.[7] He contested municipal elections in Aalborg in 2005 and gained 383 votes and the group Stop the Islamisation of Denmark [da] received a total of 1,172 votes. This represented less than 1% of the votes cast in the election.[8] At the 2007 Danish Parliamentary Election Pedersen stood in Jutland and gained 73 votes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Line Prasz (March 30, 2012). "Anti-muslimer: Vi slår ikke først" [Anti-muslims: We won't strike first] (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
  2. ^ Lea Christel Jørgensen (September 2010). "Interview med Anders Gravers fra SIAD" [Interview with Anders Gravers of SIAD] (in Danish). Danmarks Radio. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.tv2nord.dk/artikel/121586:Krimi--Anders-Gravers-Pedersen-vaeltet-omkuld-under-demonstration Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Stor straf for misbrug av Muhammed-tegning" [Hard punishment for misuse of Muhammad cartoon]. Press release (in Danish). Dansk journalistforening. December 17, 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-10-29. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  5. ^ "Dømt for at misbruge Muhammed-tegning" [Sentenced for misuse of Muhammad cartoon] (in Danish). Nordjyske. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  6. ^ "Løsgænger ikke inviteret med til vælgermøder" [Partyless candidate not invited to voter rallies] (in Danish). Nordjyske. May 14, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  7. ^ Tobias Stern Johansen (February 21, 2009). "Islam-fjendsk forening vil i Folketinget" [Anti-islamic organisation runs for Folketinget] (in Danish). Kristeligt Dagblad. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  8. ^ "Google Translate". Translate.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-09-15.. Summer Editors: Radical Right hooligan mobilization without success.
  9. ^ "Google Translate". Translate.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-09-15.. Right-wing independents defeated, It was less than 100 personal votes to two independents who are known from immigrant-hostile associations. By Elisabeth Arnsdorf Haslund.