17 February 2015

Progress grandee warns of 'creeping Islamization'

The Progress Party sidelined its most vocal anti-Islamist and anti-immigrant voices after becoming the junior partner in Norway’s right-wing coalition government in 2013.

But Hagen was not alone in the party in his response to the Copenhagen attacks.

Oslo MP Mazyar Keshvari on Monday called for a complete cessation of immigration to the city, arguing that integration could not succeed with immigrant numbers rising at the present rate.

“How on earth can minorities integrate into society when minorities constitute the majority in an ever greater number of schools?” Keshwari told Norway’s TV2 channel, after a programme aired on Monday night drew attention to the high proportion of immigrant children in many Oslo schools. [The Local] Read more