Progress Party leader speech sparks controversy

Progress Party leader Siv Jensen’s statement in a speech on Sunday (Feb. 22), that Norway is undergoing a subtle islamification has sparked controversy. Conservative Party deputy leader Per-Kristian Foss compares it to the attacks on the Jews in the 30s.

Siv Jensen. Photo:Magnus Fröderberg/“There are certain points of resemblance to the 30s fear of other minorities, in this case the Jews. It is of course not true that there is any islamification of the Norwegian society,” says Foss.

In her speech to the right-wing Progress Party (FrP) national board on Sunday, Siv Jensen warned against what would happen if what she called “a subtle islamification” of Norway would continue. She pointed to what had happened to the Swedish city of Malmø, where according to Jensen Sharia laws had been introduced in sections of the city, and where the police hardly dared to enter.

Jensen said that if FrP would be allowed to rule, it would be under Norwegian law and system of Government. “We will not allow any special privileges for any individual groups,” she said.


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