“I think the Danes today are very much afraid of terror, of these sudden attacks. And it is very difficult to admit that you are afraid,” he said.

He was especially critical of the head of Denmark’s trade union for school principals, who recently said that showing the Mohammed cartoons in schools was unnecessary.

“They say that now we must show tolerance and we must be very careful that we don’t offend our fellow Muslim citizens. But the fact is that it is fear, and that is something very deplorable,” he said.

“Of course I understand that people are afraid, I am also afraid, but I am more angry than I am afraid,” he added.