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Oslo City Councillor calls for police talks over synagogue. The Liberal Party’s (V) Ola Elvestuen believes more security is needed outside the synagogue to help Oslo’s Jewish community. “It is about taking threats Jews are exposed to in Norway seriously, and that the city needs to take responsibility,” he told Aftenposten. The Jewish community currently has to fund most of the security measures they have in place around the synagogue.

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Oslo City Councillor calls for police talks over synagogue

Published on Monday, 29th October, 2012 at 15:16 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

The Liberal Party’s (V) Ola Elvestuen believes more security is needed outside the synagogue to help Oslo’s Jewish community.

Oslo Synagogue
Oslo Synagogue
Photo: Grzegorz WysocWikimedia Commons


“It is about taking threats Jews are exposed to in Norway seriously, and that the city needs to take responsibility,” he told Aftenposten.

The Jewish community currently has to fund most of the security measures they have in place around the synagogue.

Bottle and stone-throwing ethnic Norwegians and others regularly target its synagogue. Malicious comments are occasionally made towards those attending arrangements there.

Ola Elvestuen thinks that steps are needed to provide safety to the community, suggesting ideas such as stopping traffic around the synagogue area.

Nonetheless, he says options need to be considered carefully.

Mr Elvestuen’s statements come after last week’s arrest of Arslan Ubaydullah Maroof Hussain.

The Islamic extremist was apprehended for comments posted on Facebook that left the Jewish community feeling threatened.

Oslo District Court judges ordered Mr Hussain be detained for two weeks at Saturday’s remand hearing.

Norwegian Muslim of Pakistani descent and Liberal politician Abid Raja has stated hatred towards Jews must be stopped.

“I highlighted this hatred in an article a short while ago. Many Muslims denied it. The truth is now out in the open. Police must have zero tolerance for extremists,” he said.




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Published on Monday, 29th October, 2012 at 15:16 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: jewishcommunityoslo, oslosynagogue, anti-semitismnorway.


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