Hizb ut-Tahrir Norway

Verldens Gang reports that the Islamist network Hizb ut-Tahrir is trying to establish themselves in Norway. Norwegian secret police (PST) says they have got individuals involved with the network under surveillance. Anonymous sources say to Verldens Gang that Hizb ut-Tahrir have been recruiting among young Muslims in Norway since some time.

Norwegian Pakistani columnist Usman Rana says Hizb ut-Tahrir breaks off from traditional Islam in their radical interpretations of the religion. He asks from the great majority of Norwegian Muslims to take a stand against the network.

Asghar Ali, secretary of the Muslim Council Norway, says he is not worried about the Hizb ut-Tahrir. They have tried to establish themselves in Norway before, he says, but never succeeded.

Norwegian women in hijabs experience discrimination and social control

Ambreen Pervez, former leader of the Norwegian Pakistani Student Organization, responds to last week’s debate on moral control in the neighborhood of Grønland, Oslo.

She recognizes problems, but wants mostly to draw attention to the social control experienced daily by Norwegian Muslims, especially Muslim women wearing the hijab, as they are being marginalized in labor markets and have become targets of condescending remarks.