A planned Muslim free school in Oslo meets with protests amongst Muslims. Tina Shagufta Kornmo from LIM (Equality, Integration and Multitude) says a Muslim free school will increase religious as well as ethnic segregation. Others believe a Muslim school will strengthen students’ Muslim identity and self confidence.
Syed Ali Bukhari, Imam at the Jamaat Ahle Sunnat mosque in Oslo has accused leaders of the Barelwi mosque “Aisha” of trying to attract young men in order to radicalize them. Bukhari says representatives of the Tabliqi-movement running the mosque express a Wahhabi inspired Islam and support terrorism in the name of Islam.
Members of the Barelwi congregation are refuting the accusations, stating that they represent a “mainstream Islam”, work against terrorism and are trying to help these young men to leave their criminality behind.