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Chechen asylum seekers at the asylum center in Våler demand that everyone must pray to Allah and follow Shari'ah law. They physically assault an employee, police worry that center administrators have lost control[edit]

Police in the southeastern county of Østfold have been spending lots of time at an asylum center in Våler, where a group of refugees from Chechnya have demanded that strict Muslim laws be followed. Police worry that center administrators have lost control.


Both residents at the center at Nordbybråten in Våler and employees working there have been frightened by the group of around a dozen Chechen refugees, reports local newspaper Moss Avis. The Chechens allegedly are demanding that everyone must pray to Allah, that no one can wear shorts and that they must be allowed to be the first to take their meals.

Employees filed a police report about conditions at the center, which is prompting emergency meetings with the national immigration agency UDI (Utlendingsdirektoratet) and management at the Våler.

'Scandalous'

"We have conditions at Nordbybråten that can raise questions about whether the management at the asylum center has lost control," Våler sheriff Per Tore Fremstad told Moss Avis.

Police were called to the center yet again over the weekend, when an employee asked a resident refugee to show identification. The employee ended up being physically assaulted.

Fremstad said police have been summoned to the center eight times in the past two months. Police officers responding have described conditions there as "scandalous" and "lawless." Most of the calls require at least 10 police officers to restore order at the center.

'Not acceptable'

Ole Morten Lyng, leader of the center, admitted to Moss Avis that conditions "aren't acceptable" and that he's been trying to beef up staffing. He said the Chechen refugees now say they'll cooperate, and admit they've been "impulsive."

He allowed that some of them demand to eat first, but repeated "that's not acceptable." He said center staff will also get more training in dealing with traumatized refugees.

Fremstad said UDI needs to take a stronger role at the center, and that residents who cause trouble should be moved to other centers quickly. Many of the refugees can be deported, he said, "but it can take weeks before they can be sent back where they came from," because of bureaucracy in other countries.

"I've lived in Norway for six years... when somebody says they will piss on the Koran, I will hit," schoolgirl assaulted for insulting the Qur'an[edit]

A court in the Follo suburb of Oslo (Norway) sentenced a Muslim girl to pay 10,000 kroner in fines and 1,500 in court costs for having hit a fellow student for something she said.

The two former students at Ås secondary school disagree on what was said and by whom on that April day in 2008.

The Muslim girl was eating with a friend in the classroom. The other girl supposedly turned and said "I will piss on the Koran".

In court the other girl denied she'd said that, and that she had said that if it had been a graduation celebration prank-assignment to piss on the Koran, she would have done it.

The two disagree on what happened next as well. The non-Muslim girl says that the Muslim girl said "I will piss on the Bible".

The Muslim girl denies that and says she answered "It's not allowed to say something like that - it's a holy book". Later she admitted to the court that she said "I'll piss on you."

After recess that two went into the classroom. At the end of class the teacher noticed that the Muslim girl was crying. After hearing the story the teacher said that they won't make more out of it.

The two girls had no contact with each other during class. Right after class, the Muslim girl went up to the other girl and hit her in the face. The court didn't get a clear answer on how many punches there were and whether it was with a fist or not. The victim got a red mark on her cheek.

The Follo court says that the Muslim girl saw the statement about pissing on the Koran as both insulting and hurtful, but that the statement couldn't be considered defamation. Therefore, the girl's anger can't be justified by the law.

According to the non-Muslim student, they sat together and spoke in the classroom about the graduation festivities and then she said it. It wasn't meant to be insulting. When she came home crying with a red mark on her cheek, the father contacted the police.

The Muslim student will not appeal the decision, but she thinks it's unjust.

"Regardless of which county I was in, I wouldn't have done anything of what she did. I don't want somebody saying 'I will piss on the Koran'. When we read in the Koran, we wash our hands and cover parts of the body before we take the book, since it's a holy book. I have nothing against the Bible. I said that I respect her. Please resepct me," says the girl.

She thinks she did nothing wrong. "I didn't hit so hard, but so that she'll learn a lesson. I had warned her several times. I've lived in Norway for six years, I have never done anything wrong and followed all the laws in the country. But when somebody says they will piss on the Koran, I will hit," she says.

Yet she doesn't blame her 18-year old fellow student. "It isn't her fault, but (rather) her parents who should have raised her properly.

According to the principal, he had spoken to each girl separately and then they both met in his office together with a teacher to speak about it. They didn't want to be in the same class, but he couldn't accept that. He also got each one to apologize to the other, and as far as he knew, the case was closed.

Source: Østlandets Blad 1, 2, 3 (Norwegian)

Pakistani Muslim rapist tells victim "he had the right to do exactly as he wanted to a woman... Because that is how it was in his religion. Women did not have rights or opinions"[edit]

Transcript of English translation:

00:00:01:75 00:00:06:30 In Oslo all sexual assaults involving rape in the past year

00:00:06:30 00:00:10:45 has been committed by males of non-western background
00:00:10:45 00:00:13:78 this was the conclusion of a police report published today
00:00:13:78 00:00:16:55 This means that every single rape assault in the last five years,
00:00:16:55 00:00:22:11 where the rapist could be identified, he was a man of foreign origin,
00:00:22:79 00:00:27:27 The young girl we are about to meet was raped about two years ago
00:00:27:27 00:00:30:66 As she entered her apartment she was assaulted and endured
00:00:30:66 00:00:34:17 hours of the threats and violence and rape by a man unknown to her
00:00:34:17 00:00:36:54 She will be struggling with this experience for the rest of her life
00:00:37:29 00:00:41:31 I have found it difficult to go out shopping on my own because I felt anxious
00:00:41:31 00:00:45:94 I was simply too afraid to go out the door, And had problems contacting
00:00:45:94 00:00:51:89 and speaking to friends and family and simply live a normal life.
00:00:51:89 00:00:57:28 In april a few weeks ago, four women were assaulted and raped on the same night
00:00:57:28 00:00:59:45 None of the perpetrators has yet been found
00:00:59:95 00:01:02:54 Today Oslo police presented the total figures
00:01:02:54 00:01:06:44 revealing how in the past year, all sexual assaults involving rape
00:01:06:44 00:01:09:17 has been commited by men of non-western background.
00:01:09:17 00:01:11:43 It is troubling statistics
00:01:11:84 00:01:16:16 From 2005-2010 a total of 86 sexual assaults involving rape was reported
00:01:16:44 00:01:20:56 in 83 cases the man was described as having "non-western appearance"
00:01:20:83 00:01:24:65 these are all the cases in which the perpetrator could be identified by the victim
00:01:25:88 00:01:30:31 Many of the perpetrators who commit these rapes are on the edge of society
00:01:30:31 00:01:33:54 often unemployed, arriving from traumatized countries.
00:01:33:87 00:01:37:44 In the past five years it has often been asylum seekers
00:01:37:74 00:01:40:98 This girl was raped by a man of pakistani heritage
00:01:40:98 00:01:46:58 she is an ethnic norwegian as is almost all victims who are assaulted and then raped
00:01:46:80 00:01:51:43 "He said, that he had the right to do exactly as he wanted to a woman"
00:01:51:67 00:01:55:41 Why? "Because that is how it was in his religion"
00:01:55:41 00:02:00:51 "Women did not have rights or oppinions, he was in charge"
00:02:00:51 00:02:07:14 The way women are viewed is atleast one of the questions we have to ask
00:02:07:14 00:02:10:29 in order to understanding the motive of the perpetrators
00:02:10:59 00:02:13:97 It should not stand on its own, as a stigma,

00:02:13:97 00:02:16:55 but it is an element we must have the courage to adress.

Iraqi-born Muslim cleric threatens 3 Kurdish immigrants he said had insulted Islam, makes death threats against Norwegian politicians, encourages others to kill or kidnap Norwegians[edit]

An Iraqi-born Islamist cleric has been given a one-year prison sentence for making death threats against Norwegian politicians, influencing witnesses and inciting terror.

The Oslo District Court convicted Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar, on Wednesday of posting online threats during an earlier trial, including encouraging the killings or kidnappings of Norwegians.

This sentence comes in addition to a five-year term he got in March for making death threats against Norwegian officials for a 2005 decision to deport him. He was also convicted of threatening three Kurdish immigrants he said had insulted Islam.

The 56-year-old cleric is the founder of Ansar al-Islam, a Kurdish group listed as a terrorist organization by the United States. He came to Norway as a refugee in 1991.