A Letter from Norway

CAIR received the following e-mail from a Norwegian
Muslim in response 
to a 
recent Incitement Watch:

SEE: Incitement Watch: Islam to be Banned in Norway?

I write this to you, only so that you may provide my
fellow Muslims in 
North America of balanced and neutral view of the
above mentioned 
in one of your news briefs. I think that as a
Norwegian Muslim, I would 
want everyone to know this, as I am very proud of the
Muslim Community 
Norway, and I am proud of the forthcoming nature of
the Norwegian 
Government to the most recent Muslims immigration to
this country 
on an international level. I hope that you will print
this on your 
publications and on your website…

The politicians mentioned in the article, hold no
parliamentary seats. 
seats that will ever have anything to do with the
Politics of Norway at 
large. They belong to a Right Wing party, called the
Frp, which has 
historically been against immigration. The party has
never held a 
significant position in the government of Norway, and
they have yet to 
place their party leader in the Prime Minister role,
in oh say, the 
100 years or so, if I'm not mistaken.

The people mentioned in the article hold a chairperson
and deputy 
position in the Frp parties Kristiandsand wing. They
are so to say, 
insignificant in the larger picture really.

The parties President, who actually sits in
Parliament, denies the 
allegations, AND, made a public statement after the
incident that the 
of these people, did NOT reflect the view of the
Political agenda of 

Their views, were only their own, and personal, and
had NOTHING to do 
the party's view, according to the President of the
Party himself...

Here are some facts to consider about Muslims in

1. 85% of the Muslim population in Norway resides in
2. There are about 3 major mosques in Downtown Oslo,
within a 5 mile 
3. The largest mosque is located right downtown, where
Adhan is given 5 
times a day through a loud speaker system from the
4. On Eid, schools allow Muslim kids to get the day
off, without major 
hassles or problems.
5. Muslims represent a major asset to the Norwegian
work force.
6. Islam is the MOST practiced religion in Norway.
Only about 5% of 
Christian Norwegians are regular church goers.
Registered Christians 
represent less than 15% of the population to my

InshaAllah, May Allah be pleased with the efforts of
the Muslims in 
and bless them and help them continue to grow in the
same positive 
they have so far. Ameen.

Your Brother In Islam


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