A third of Somalis in Denmark have experienced personal discrimination according to an EU report.
Denmark comes towards the top of a list of countries in which hate crimes take place, with only Roma in the Czech Republic and Somalis in Finland worse off than Somalis in Denmark, according to an EU report.
Call me crazy but that statistic does not seem outrageous to me as far as discrimination goes. I imagine you'd find similar results in places like Germany, England and the US. I mean even I've been discriminated against here. I can tell you for sure that every single Thai here discriminates against Cambodian and Laotian workers, and a lot more openly and harshly.
We're a happy little nation due to a strong national identity and cultural coherence. That means, as a society, we're not very open to change and differences, which often makes Denmark an unfriendly environment for foreigners - tourists, immigrants, refugees etc. IIRC, Dansk Folkeparti, a populistic social/national conservative party, received 13.8 % of the votes at the last election. They are mostly a bunch of village idiots and they seem to attract the most unbelievable racist pricks. Unfortunately, the liberal government need their support to stay in power, and therefore they are getting a lot of exposure and influence, spreading hate through the media and laws - sometimes more subtle than others
On the other hand, Somalis have been notoriously hard to integrate and they are grossly overrepresented in some crime statistics, which makes the whole issue a hen and egg thing.
All that said, Denmark and Germany also has an extraordinary example of joint minority integration in our border region. The border has shifted North and South on a number of occasions due to wars until it was settled at it's current location by a bi-lateral regional referendum in 1920. Since then, the minorities on both sides of the border have integrated well, and regardless of past bloodshed, there is no discrimination - in some cases the majority and minority even feel stronger ties with eachother than with distant parts of their own countries.
Somalis own behaviour is reason why they are disliked by most people... including many minorities. They are far worse than gypsies.
I dislike you wording, but you've definitely got a point. What we shouldn't forget is that some immigrant groups feel discriminated against just because they can't do as they please over here, for example when they're not allowed to practice polygamy.
Nevertheless - they are a minority. And they get along with each other just fine.
Where in Denmark are they? Usually Jutland is more open to Germans as they are landlocked and have a healthy tourist industry of which the German summer tourists are the backbone. On the other hand, Copenhagen seems generally more open to foreigners as it's more multi-cultural oriented.
Also, what do they do? One thing Danes tend to respect, is skills. As an example: We have some of the most skilled and highly educated craftsmen in the world, and therefore lower skilled and less paid foreign workers are often looked down upon. But if they are talented and professional, they are easily accepted and respected. In my experience, the same goes for higher educated people.