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Conservatives tackle Extremists. Norway’s Conservative Party wants to curb anti-immigrant venomous online statements following Anders Behring Breivik’s attacks. Calling for the whole of Norwegian society to “mobilise against hate and extremism”, Conservative (H) leader Erna Solberg tells Aftenposten, “We have an overall responsibility to counteract hatred and extremism, whether it originates from Muslim of anti-Islamist environments.” “We have allowed the turbid debate to progress secretly without building a bulwark against extreme attitudes.”

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Conservatives tackle Extremists

Published on Thursday, 15th December, 2011 at 22:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th December 2011 at 22:22.

Norway’s Conservative Party wants to curb anti-immigrant venomous online statements following Anders Behring Breivik’s attacks.

Erna Solberg
'Children and youths need to understand the difference between individuals and groups.'Erna Solberg
Photo: © 2009 Kjetil Ree/Wikimedia Commons


Calling for the whole of Norwegian society to “mobilise against hate and extremism”, Conservative (H) leader Erna Solberg tells Aftenposten, “We have an overall responsibility to counteract hatred and extremism, whether it originates from Muslim of anti-Islamist environments.”

“We have allowed the turbid debate to progress secretly without building a bulwark against extreme attitudes.”

Right Extremism has increased since the mass murderer committed his 22 July acts of terror. Author Øyvind Strømmen, who has followed Breivik’s online activity for several years and released a book covering Right Extremism, and anti-Jihadism.

“There are some organisations, such as the Norwegian Defence League, that has tried to make its voice heard in public, but the largest groups can be found online,” he argues.

Erna Solberg has herself been the target of death threats from Muslim extremist Mullah Krekar, as well as malicious comments, which she says are “full of mistakes and stereotypical allegations.”

“What matters is that extreme statements are rebutted, myths are revealed, and that sceptics see there are good arguments against the set of values that terrorism and extremism are based upon,” she continues, at the same time stating there must be ample room to discuss and criticise every religion and culture.

The Conservatives asked the government, Thursday, to inform Parliament about how it proposes to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism, and go through anti-racist work being undertaken in schools.

Moreover, the Party proposes strengthening research into extremism and terrorism, and improving state agencies’ powers to make facts about immigration and integration public, amongst other things. The submission also includes establishing a research and visitors’ centre in connection with the 22 July monument.

“We need to create children and youths who understand the difference between individuals and groups,” declares Ms Solberg.




Published on Thursday, 15th December, 2011 at 22:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th December 2011 at 22:22.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivik, norwayright-extremism.





  
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