During the summer gang-related shootings have been on the rise in Denmark and Monday night a new shooting was reported in Nørrebro, Copenhagen.
GRS’ Steffen Jensen, researcher of gang conflicts, was interviewed on what he thought was needed to end the conflict, to which he said:
“A time often comes in conflicts like these, where people simply do not want to be a part of it any longer. And that’s when mediation comes in.”
“In order to mediate between the opposing groups, you have to be neutral person, who has the respect from both sides. It could be somebody from a religious minority. Around the world we often see that religious organizations or religious individuals, such as an imam, take on a mediating role. I know it’s not a popular thing to say, but imams have what it takes.”