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‘Extremism & violence’: Iran joins Pakistan in blasting Norway for Koran burning stunt under the pretext ‘freedom of expression’

Tehran has summoned its Norwegian envoy to voice “strong protest” over the burning of a Koran at an anti-Muslim rally in Norway, joining Pakistan in condemning what it deemed an incitement of hatred and division. The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday warning the Koran-burning could have “dangerous[…]

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Dirco denies arrest of SA diplomat in Norway

The international relations department on Tuesday denied claims by the Democratic Alliance that an official at the South African embassy in Norway had been arrested for drunken driving. An embassy official was involved in a car accident on Sunday and was hospitalised, spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said. “The accident is now[…]

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Norway Muslims plan ‘peace ring’ around synagogue

A group of Norwegian Muslims plans to create a human ring around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, in a gesture they are calling a “Peace Ring,” English-language digital news publisher The Local reported on Tuesday. Hajrad Arshad, the event’s 17-year-old organizer, told Norway’s state broadcaster NRK that the group aimed to[…]

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Few expected to attend Norway anti-Islam march

An anti-Islam demonstration modelled on recent protests in Germany is planned for Monday in the Norwegian capital Oslo, organizers said, but few protesters were expected to turn out. The protest is aimed at “Muslim immigration and the influence of Islam,” the movement known as Pegida, which was formed in Germany[…]

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Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza

Mads Gilbert, an outspoken Norwegian doctor and activist who treated patients at Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory this summer, has been denied access to Gaza “indefinitely” by Israeli authorities. Gilbert told Al Jazeera on Friday that he was turned away from the Erez border crossing[…]

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Halal reindeer on sale

Norway’s first-ever halal reindeer meat will soon make it to the dinner tables of Muslims across Norway and places as distant as Dubai. Vilteksperten, a slaughterhouse that specialises in game meat, has slaughtered 105 reindeer according to Muslim law, in cooperation with the Islamic Council of Norway. “It’s the tastiest[…]

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