Am I Danish?: Ibrahim vs the Ghetto Laws
Ibrahim questions what it means to be Danish in his fight to stop Denmark’s controversial ghetto laws.
“It affects me that Denmark, which I love and care about, punishes me because of the family I was born into,” says 19-year-old Ibrahim el-Hassan.
El-Hassan was born in Denmark, but is considered a “non-Western descendant”.
He grew up in Vollsmose, a suburb classified by authorities as a “hard ghetto”.
When the Danish government introduces its “ghetto package” of laws, El-Hassan decides to defend his neighbourhood.
Armed with social media and a petition, he begins a summer of protests which eventually take him to the halls of Denmark’s Parliament.
Published On 29 Nov 2021