"The problem is that there are too many people with a Muslim background in Denmark. This is why we have these discussions, conflicts and parliament debates on religious freedom borders, which end up in frustration and only aggravate the tension," the party's integration and immigration spokesman Martin Henriksen argued in a TV debate.
"This will undoubtedly help. For this is why we have parallel societies and ghettos, and this is why we get to uncover all those things going on in mosques," Henriksen said, alluding to the TV2 documentary "Mosques Behind the Veil," which stirred a major uproar in Denmark.
In the documentary, two Danish Muslims visited mosques with a hidden camera, disclosing numerous cases of hate speech and instigation. Thus, a number of imams from the Grimhøj mosque, which last year made international headlines by declaring its support for Daesh, were caught on film encouraging their flock to stone unfaithful women to death.
"The answer is to limit immigration, which is the cause of the problems. And if someone came up here and was granted refugee status, you should be able to revoke their residence permit, so they can return home at some point. Refugees have to stay here temporarily," Martin Henriksen said, arguing that Islam already plays a large role in Denmark and has the potential to expand further.
"This [Islam] is, one of the greatest social problems we have in our country, if not the greatest. In the long run, I believe that Islam's values are incompatible with Danish values," Henriksen said.
By own admission, the Danish People's Party's goals are to protect the freedom and the cultural heritage of the Danish people, including the family, the Monarchy and the Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as to enforce a strict rule of law, prevent Denmark from becoming a multicultural society and promote cultural assimilation of admitted immigrants.
In 2014, the anti-immigration party won European Parliament elections in Denmark by a wide margin, securing 27 percent of the vote.
Martin Henriksen is renowned for his hardline anti-Islamic stance, having at numerous occasions lashed out at Islam. He is also noted for admitting his goal in politics was to "fight Islam and this fanatical religion's influence on the Danish society." He also described Islam as a 'terrorist organization.'