Danish Radio Shalom stops broadcasting

A Jewish radio station based in Copenhagen canceled its daily broadcast for security reasons following the deadly synagogue shooting Feb. 15 in the Danish capital.

The Danish Security and Intelligence Service, whose acronym in Danish is PET, shut down Radio Shalom on Feb. 16, deeming broadcasting from its basement studio in Copenhagen too dangerous, host Abraham Kopenhagen told the Danish-language newspaper DR Nyheder, according to the Copenhagen Post.

Kopenhagen said the station would be back on the air when PET tells them that it is safe. He said that PET offered to protect the station while it was broadcasting, but Radio Shalom rejected the offer.

“We must do as instructed, but we will not have police standing outside the door,” he said. “We would rather close down until it is quiet again.”

Meanwhile, on Feb. 17, the Jewish school in Copenhagen opened under police protection. Carolineskolen has 200 students. — jta


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