A woman holds an anti-Islamic banner during a
A woman holds an anti-Islamic banner during aReuters

Danish police arrested 80 protesters Sunday in a rally against the growing Muslim threat of turning Europe into part of an Islamic empire.

Scuffles broke out when a large number of masked leftist counter demonstrators tried to push past police to reach approximately 300 protestors from Denmark, Britain, Germany, Sweden and Poland. They also threw bottles and rocks at police vans and a busload of protesters.

The rally in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, began with a moment of silence for the Toulouse victims of the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist who gunned down a rabbi, three young Jewish children and three Muslim soldiers of North African origin in France last month.

The right-wing English Defense Group has attracted several similar groups to become active in several countries as large-scale Muslim immigration and their growing birth rate has catapulted Islam into a religious, political and demographic concern to Europeans who fear the threat of radical Islam and its drive towards a worldwide Caliphate. In England, Islamic Shari'a law already has been allowed to be the accepted authority in several communities.

Anti-Islam leaders have insisted they are not neo-Nazis or anti-Semites. German Defense League members at the protest waved German and Israeli flags, and one banner in at the rally stated, “Peace will dominate the world and not Islam.”