Norway

Multiculturalism and Hypocrisy

Gates of Vienna 26 January 2012
By Fjordman

The national Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisenrecently smeared Fjordman on more than one occasion. They accused him of promoting an ideology of hatred, likened him to a Nazi, and published quotes attributed to him which in fact he never spoke or wrote.

Fjordman then sent a response to the newspaper, which it refused to publish.

 

Video: Violent Jihadist Video Riles Norway

FrontPage Magazine 23 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

It was, shall we say, an interesting week in Norway.  On Tuesday, January 17, a video was posted on YouTube that called for Norwegian soldiers to be withdrawn from Afghanistan.  Over images of Norwegian soldiers and of Norway’s prime minister, foreign minister, and crown prince, a text calling for Allah to "destroy them and let it be painful” was read aloud in Arabic, with subtitles in Norwegian. 


 

The Radical Islamization of Norway Creeps Forward

CBN News 23 January 2012
By Dale Hurd

Over the past few weeks we have learned that Norwegian police officers and judges may be allowed to wear Muslim headscarves while acting in their official capacities, and that a Muslim woman is

 

"Clash Of Civilizations”: Spiritual, Not Intellectual

The Brussels Journal 20 January 2012
By A. Millar

The words "The Clash of Ideas” are splashed across the cover of the special anniversary issue of Foreign Affairs this month. This is of course a play on the "clash of civilizations” narrative that

 

International Freedom Organizations Unite to Create Stop Islamization of Nations (SION)

British Freedom 19 January 2012

The human rights organizations Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE) are joining together to create a new global force determined to defend free societies globally: Stop Islamization of Nations (SION).

 

Is the Mass Murderer Anders Behring Breivik Insane? Part 1: The Nordic Mohammed

Gates of Vienna 18 January 2012
By Fjordman

Anders Behring Breivik in two different attacks on 22 July 2011 became the worst mass murderer in modern Scandinavian history. He killed a total of 77 people, 8 with a car bomb outside a government

 

"Are You a Hatemonger? I Don't Believe in Promoting Hatred"

Citizen Warrior 18 January 2012

This is another installation in our series, Answers to Objections. When you criticize Islam, you may very well be accused of being a "hater," as if telling people about basic Islamic doctrines means you advocate hatred toward Muslims as the solution. And nobody likes a hater, or wants to be one.

This objection is fairly easy to answer. Here are three possible ways to respond:

 

Islamic Extremism Remains Norway's Biggest Threat

ABC News 18 January 2012

Islamic extremism remains Norway's biggest terror threat, but the danger of lone wolf attacks has also increased in the aftermath of a massacre by a homegrown anti-Muslim extremist, Norwegian

 

Video threatens Crown Prince, Stoltenberg with ‘painful revenge’

newsinenglish.no 18 January 2012
By Nina Berglund

A video published on the social media site Facebook threatens Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store with both "painful revenge” and

 

Extremists glorify Norway Crown Prince suffering

The Foreigner 18 January 2012
By Michael Sandelson

Using images of HRH and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, the faction says it hopes they "suffer painful revenge”, proclaiming "Oh, Allah, destroy them”. Threats have also been issued against Foreign

 

Are you an Islamophobe?

British Freedom 18 January 2012

Are you an Islamophobe? Take this simple test designed by Lorna Salzman.

Do you favor equal rights and treatment of women and men?
Do you oppose stoning of women accused of adultery?
Do you favor mandatory education of girls everywhere?

 

In Europe, free speech ends where Islam begins

The Korea Times 17 January 2012
By Clifford D. May

It's funny in an Orwellian way that in Europe there are now militant groups with such cutesy names as Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland. Less funny, but perhaps more Orwellian: Last month, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) held an event in Amsterdam featuring two speakers who favor liberalizing Islam.

 

Norway may allow police and judges with headscarves

World Bulletin 17 January 2012

A government-appointed committee is set to make recommendations that will allow police and judges in Norway to wear clothing and personal effects with religious overtones, including the Muslim hijab,

 

Qaeda militants seize Yemen town, Norwegian kidnapped

Reuters 16 January 2012

Al Qaeda militants have seized a small town southeast of Yemen's capital Sanaa Sunday in another setback to efforts to restore order after President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally handed over power

 

Criminalizing Religious Criticism: UN Resolution Threatens Freedom of Speech

Crosswalk.com 16 January 2012
By Kristin Butler

A new resolution introduced at the United Nations Human Rights Council has free speech advocates concerned about a potential backlash against religious minority groups. Previously introduced as Resolution 62/154, "Combating defamation of religion,” the piece was originally written to criminalize the criticism of religion. Advocates worried that the resolution would, at best, limit freedom of speech, and at worst, jeopardize religious minorities in countries carrying heavy punishments for blasphemy and apostasy.

 

'Immigrants behind most rapes in Stavanger'

The Local 11 January 2012

An overwhelming majority of men convicted of rape in Stavanger in the last three years come from first and second-generation immigrant communities, a review of the city’s court rulings has shown.

In all, 18 rape judgments were handed down from 2009 to 2011 in the south-western city, according to a review carried out by state broadcaster NRK.

The cases involved 22 men, two of whom were cleared of rape charges.

 

Norwegian Prime Minister Slams Turkey Over Free Press

Stonegate Institute 11 January 2012

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has praised Turkey's democratic progress, but questioned respect for free speech and media freedoms, joining mounting international misgivings over

 

Norway's 'Beloved' Terrorist Heads Back to Iraq

AINA.org 10 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

How time flies! It seems only yesterday that we folks in Norway first heard the name Mullah Krekar. The sometime leader of Ansar al-Islam -- which narrow-minded individuals insist on calling a

 

Norwegian Schools Preach the Wonders of Niqab

FrontPage Magazine 10 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

The news came three days before Christmas: The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has announced that the Department of Defense will now allow Muslim and Sikh students participating

 

Anti-Islam Metal band wins prestigious music award

European Son 10 January 2012

Norwegian Black Metal band Taake has been nominated for the Spellemann Prize. The contemporary music prize has twenty categories, and Taake has been nominated for the Best Metal Album category for

 
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