Muslims in Norway call for Minister’s resignation


What enraged Muslims so much that they demanded the resignation of this Norwegian Minister?

A) She drew Muhammad

B) She said that the hijab should be banned in Norway

C) She said that Muslims are from an inferior and backward culture

D) She said that those who come to Norway need to adapt to its society and abide by its values and laws.

The answer is D)


Listhaug?s unpardonable offense? She said: ?I think those who come to Norway need to adapt to our society. Here we eat pork, drink alcohol and show our face. You must abide by the values, laws and regulations that are in Norway when you come here.?

The Saudis would expect nothing less, but no one minds when any Muslim country demands that non-Muslims abide by Islamic mores.

Zaineb Al-Samarai, a Muslim politician, said: ?I do not believe that Norwegian culture is so weak that it?s going to lay down and die if someone chooses to wear a hijab as their national costume. Norwegian culture is not as weak or in danger as you believe. And Norwegian culture is about a lot more than pork and headgear.?

Indeed. Islamic culture, too, is about a lot more than avoiding pork and wearing hijab. And that?s why Listhaug has every reason to be concerned about immigrants and their willingness to accept Norwegian culture.

?Muslims call for Norway minister to resign after pork post,? The Local, October 20, 2016:
…Sylvi Listhaug, a minister appointed by the anti-immigrant Progress Party, caused outrage on Monday when she made an incendiary post on the eve of an national integration conference.

There is nothing incendiary about her statement at all. Only a supremacist culture would be outraged by an expectation that they will integrate into the culture of their new home.These same Muslims wouldn’t blink an eye if a Saudi Prince said, “I think those who come to Saudi Arabia need to adapt to our society. Here we don’t eat pork, drink alcohol or allow women to show their face. You must abide by the values, laws and regulations that are in Saudi Arabia when you come here.?

…Zaineb Al-Samarai, an politician in Oslo for Norway?s Labour Party, accused Listhaug of deliberately seeking to divide Muslim immigrants from the rest of Norwegian society.

?If you are to be Integration Minister, you must begin to integrate,? she wrote in an article in Dagbladet. ?Do not frighten and separate people.?

Zaineb Al-Samarai seems to misunderstand the role of an Integration Minister. Sylvi Listhaug’s job is to encourage Muslims to integrate into Norwegian society. Her job is not to support them in their desire to make Norwegian society tolerate Islamic laws, rules and values. What is frightening about expecting them to follow Norwegian law? What is frightening about stating the fact that Norwegians drink alcohol and eat pork? Muslims who don’t integrate are holding themselves separate from their fellow Norwegians. Sylvi Listhaug ?did not cause that separation, she is trying to prevent it.