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2018

10

Aug

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Muslim teacher lost his job in Norway for refusing to shake hands with women

Ekeberg Primary School in Oslo has refused to prolong the contract of a Muslim fill-in teacher who refused to shake hands with his female colleagues for religious reasons, the daily newspaper Dagsavisen reported. “Our female teachers experienced that he rejected their hands,” former school Principal Bente Alfheim said. According to Alfheim, the man informed the school about his religious convictions before receiving his job. Alfheim said […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Sputnik , Timeturk

01

Aug

A Yemeni female student sits final school exams at a secondary school, on June 10, 2014, in the capital Sanaa. Yemen suffered a total blackout after gunmen in the eastern province of Marib sabotaged key power lines, the electricity and energy ministry announced. The absence of reliable electricity supplies further complicates the lives of Yemenis, who already suffer water and food shortages.  AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Norway bans wearing of face veils at educational institutions from Aug. 1

From Aug. 1, Norway’s kindergarten employees will not be allowed to wear face-covering garments like niqab and burka, news agency NTB reported Monday. The new rule will not only apply to kindergartens, but throughout the course of education, from primary schools to universities. The prohibition applies to pupils, students and employees at educational institutions in […]

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Country: Norway
Source: XINHUANET

27

Apr

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Norwegian anti-immigrant party seeks ban on Islamic call to prayer

Norway’s anti-immigration Progress Party, part of the ruling two-party coalition, is set to vote on banning the Muslim call to prayer in Norway when it meets for its national meeting this weekend. The proposal is aimed to counter alleged plans by some mosques in Norway to begin issuing the Islamic call to worship, as has […]

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Country: Norway
Source: The Local , TRT Haber

27

Mar

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Norway politician who hit asylum seeker becomes justice minister

A politician convicted of beating an asylum seeker was appointed as acting justice minister in Norway on Tuesday. Minister of fisheries and a member of the anti-immigration Progress Party (FrP), Per Sandberg is temporarily replacing Sylvi Listhaug who resigned on the same day. The 58-year-old Sandberg, who’s also considered close to the FrP’s populist wing, […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Yahoo News

27

Mar

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Norway plans burka ban in schools and universities

The Norwegian government has proposed a nationwide ban on the wearing of the niqab and the burka in universities, schools, and nurseries. France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all restricted the wearing of full-face veils in public places. If Norway passes the law it would become the first Nordic […]

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Country: Norway
Source: The Times

2017

15

Aug

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Innvandrings- og inntegreringsminister Sylvi Listhaug (FrP) intervjues etter debatten på Evangeliesenteret i Østfold onsdag.
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Norwegian minister encourages refugees who shall travel to their home countries to report it

Sylvi Listhaug is urging ordinary people – especially those traveling with children – to report to the Immigration Dictoriate (UDI) that they are about to travel to their home country. “People have come to me this election campaign and have mentioned that neighbors and/or others in their community have been on holiday to the country […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Norway Today

12

Jun

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Norway proposes ban on full-face veils in schools

Norway aims to ban face-covering Muslim veils in kindergartens, schools and universities, the government said on Monday, the latest European nation to propose restrictions on wearing burqas and niqabs. France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed restrictions on wearing full-face veils in public places. Norway’s minority government, a […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Reuters

11

May

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Norway accused of antisemitism, Islamophobia as circumcision banned

Norway’s anti-immigrant and libertarian Progress Party (FrP) voted on Tuesday to ban circumcision for boys under 16 and bar hijabs in public schools. The decisions were taken in the national annual conference of the FrP, in which the advocates of the circumcision ban claimed it causes “mental and physical harm to children.” Norwegian premier Erna […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Daily Sabah

06

Apr

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Norwegian mother cries for help after 6-year-old daughter sexually assaulted in foster care

Norway’s child care services have been reluctant to take action following the sexual abuse of a six-year-old child by her foster family, to the outrage of the child’s own family. Stine Gulbrandsen, a Norwegian mother of two girls, poured her heart out in a video explaining what happened to her and her children. Speaking in […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Daily Sabah