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  • Norway seeks full-face veil ban in schools and universities

    06/12/2017 9:20:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.12.2017 | rc/rt (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    Norway became the latest European nation to propose a ban on burqas and niqabs on Monday, with the proposal set to apply to all educational facilities. “Garments that cover the face prevent communication that is key for pupils and students in their learning,” said Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen. “Norway is an open society where everyone should be able to see each other’s face.” Employees who insist on flouting the ban would lose their jobs while students could face expulsion from their courses. It would include full face veils like the niqab, as well as balaclavas and face masks. …
  • Norway To Ban Full-Face Muslim Veil In All Schools

    06/12/2017 6:32:32 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    AFP - Yahoo News ^ | 6-12-2017
    Oslo (AFP) - The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers. Norway's ruling coalition of conservative and anti-immigration rightwing parties had promised the ban last year, targeting the full-face veil called the niqab as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks. "We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities," Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement. "These clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good...
  • Norway Boosts Protection Against Unwanted M&A In Oil (wants to ban non-European ownership)

    06/03/2017 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 5/30/17 | Irina Slav
    Norway’s government has proposed changes to oil and gas industry regulations in a bid to curb the possibility of non-European companies buying oil and gas assets in the country. According to Bloomberg, the non-European companies from which Norway is seeking to protect its oil and gas come from Russia.
  • ‘As Young as Possible’: Norwegians Order Child Abuse On Demand From Philippines

    06/02/2017 6:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 6/2/17
    Last year, Norway made headlines with its major crackdown against child abuse dubbed Operation Dark Room. In recent months, the investigation has grown to involve more suspects and cases. Norwegian police are particularly worried about child abuse happening abroad.So far, the Norwegian police have revealed at least 300 cases where children were grossly abused and exploited. In several cases the police have been investigating, small children in the Philippines were sexually abused in front of camera on order from Norway. The assaults were streamed online, and Norwegians paid to watch the abuse. The price for such a grim spectacle varied between $20 and $50, the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet...
  • Did Nordic leaders troll Trump with 'orb' photo?

    06/01/2017 12:56:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2017 | Zachary Cohen
    Top leaders of five Nordic countries are rejecting claims that they "trolled" President Donald Trump by posing for a photo that is drawing comparisons to the US leader's now-infamous moment with a glowing orb during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The photo, which was first reported by The Hill, shows the prime ministers of Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark all placing their hands on a European soccer ball -- an image that would most likely have been viewed as benign had it not surfaced just days after one of the most memorable moments from Trump's first foreign trip to...
  • Should Russia's new Armata T-14 tanks worry Nato?

    06/01/2017 6:18:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 99 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 May 2017 | Jonathan Marcus
    A Russian innovation in armoured warfare has pushed Norway to replace many of its current anti-tank systems. Active protection systems (APS) are being built into Russia's new Armata T-14 tank, posing a problem for a whole generation of anti-armour weapons, not least the US-supplied Javelin guided missile, used by the Norwegian Army. The warning comes from Brig Ben Barry of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. He says this is a problem that most Nato countries have barely begun to grapple with. APS threatens to make existing anti-tank weapons far less effective, and there is little real...
  • Isdal Woman: The mystery death haunting Norway for 46 years

    05/20/2017 3:12:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 May 2017 | Helier Cheung
    It's a mystery that has intrigued Norway for nearly 50 years. In November 1970, the badly burnt body of a woman was found in a remote spot in Norway's Isdalen valley. Someone had cut the labels off her clothes, and scraped distinctive marks off her belongings - as if to stop her from being identified. And as police started investigating her death, they uncovered a trail of coded messages, disguises, and fake identities - but never cracked the case. Forty-six years later, Norwegian police and NRK journalists have decided to reopen the investigation. This is the story of the Isdal...
  • The Doomsday Vault That's Supposed To Store Every Known Crop On The Planet Is In Danger

    05/19/2017 5:03:03 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-19-2017 | Kevin Loria
    If everything goes wrong — if because of disaster, climate change, or nuclear war, life as we know it comes to an end, with parts of the earth rendered inhospitable with widespread environmental devastation — the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a resource that could come to our rescue. Hidden about 400 feet inside a mountain on a remote island between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the vault stores valuable seeds from crops all over the world. It's supposed to be protected and stay at a safe temperature to store all those seeds. But extreme temperatures in the Arctic...
  • Norway seizes weapons, remands Islamist for four weeks

    05/19/2017 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 19 May 2017 12:17 CEST+02:00
    Norwegian Islamist Arfan Bhatti has been remanded in custody for four weeks, suspected of involvement with a cache of weapons found in Oslo last week. Bhatti has appealed the decision of the authorities to hold him in custody, reports broadcaster NRK. Oslo District Court believes that there are several grounds on which to suspect that Bhatti may attempt to destroy evidence should he be released, according to the report. […] The Islamist, who has Pakistani parents, was born and brought up in Oslo, where he joined the Young Guns gang in the early 1990s. He later became radicalized, and was...
  • Norway's biggest trade union angers Israel with boycott

    05/12/2017 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 12 May 2017 17:19 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Norway’s biggest trade union voted Friday in favor of a boycott against Israel, a decision immediately condemned by Israeli diplomats who judged it “immoral”. The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) went against a recommendation from its leadership and voted 197 to 117 in favor of an international economic, cultural and academic boycott against Israel because of the current impasse over the Palestine issue. LO, which also called for Norway to recognize a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders, was criticized by the government. ”Norwegian government strongly opposes Norw Labor Union’s decision: #boycott of #Israel. We need more cooperation...
  • Norway's Slow TV: Fascinating viewers for hours or days at a time

    05/08/2017 10:14:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | May 7, 2017, 9:45 AM | Staff
    One axiom rarely observed on television nowadays is to "take it slow." And if you think that can't make for gripping TV, Seth Doane wants to tell you there's an entire country that would pointedly disagree: It's television's version of taking a deep breath … a very long, very slow, deep breath. It's called "Slow TV," and it's a surprising smash-hit in Norway. It began with the broadcast of a train journey from the coastal city of Bergen to the capital, Oslo. The formula was simple: put a few cameras on a train and watch the scenery go by --...
  • World's First Female Special Forces Unit

    04/17/2017 11:39:34 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 41 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 4-17-17 | Carolina Reid
    ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland. Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the snow-covered hillside, they call for support from the rest of their unit. This firefight is just a drill, but the soldiers taking part are battling to break down one of the final barriers to women serving in the armed forces. They are training to become part of...
  • Inside the World’s First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway’s Jegertroppen

    04/17/2017 10:27:32 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 17 2017 | CARLO ANGERER
    ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland. Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the snowcovered hillside, they call for support from the rest of their unit. This firefight is just a drill, but the soldiers taking part are battling to break down one of the final barriers to women serving in the armed forces. They are training to become part of...
  • "Moderate" Islamic Cleric: “Muslims have the Right to Kill anyone who does Not Respect Islam”

    04/01/2017 10:08:14 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 72 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-01-2017 | Tim Brown
    I confess that I appreciate when Islamists are honest about what they believe and why they believe it, especially when it comes to the murderous nature of what they have been taught about jihad and following in the footsteps of their founder, Muhammad.  That's why the following video interview with Mullah Krekar that aired on Norwegian television, is so eye-opening for those who want to continually bury their heads in the sand concerning Islam.  Not only does Krekar say it's ok to kill non-Muslims, but adds, “Muslims have the right to Kill anyone who does not respect Islam.” Take a look...
  • Swedish and Norwegian newspapers ditch April Fools' due to fake news

    03/31/2017 1:24:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 31 March 2017 16:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    Swedish and Norwegian newspapers announced on Friday that they would refrain from the tradition of publishing April Fools’ Day jokes this year over fears that it might spread “fake news”. Magnus Karlsson, editor-in-chief at Swedish daily Smålandsposten said on its website that he doesn’t want the newspaper’s brand “to be spread with a potentially viral and erroneous story”. “We work with real news. Even on April 1st,” he said. […] In neighboring Norway, the largest media organizations such as public broadcaster NRK, and newspapers Aftenposten, VG and Dagbladet have also abandoned this old tradition. NRK said local newspapers would follow...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Norwegian Muslims plan replacement Islamic council

    03/30/2017 9:33:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 30 March 2017 16:28 CEST+02:00
    30,000 Norwegian Muslims could change membership to a new umbrella organization set up to replace the controversy-hit Islamsk Råd Norge (Islamic Council Norway, IRN). The purpose of the breakaway organization would be near-identical to that of IRN. “I see no other option than to set up a new organization,” Basim Ghozlan, trustee at the Rabita Mosque in Oslo, told Klassekampen. IRN’s employment of niqab-wearing Leyla Hasic as an administrative consultant has sparked extensive debate on the council’s role in promoting dialogue between Muslim communities and the rest of Norwegian society. Both the Bosnian and Albanian mosques in the capital have...
  • Islamic Council Norway hires woman in niqab as communications officer

    03/28/2017 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 March 2017 17:01 CEST+02:00
    Norwegian Muslim umbrella organization Islamic Council Norway has been criticized for hiring a woman who wears the full face-covering niqab as a communications officer. Minister for Culture Linda Hofsted Helleland called the move “extremely ill-advised” and members of other parties have also voiced their concern about the appointment. The appointment of 32-year-old Leyla Hasic as an administrative consultant by Islamic Council Norway (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN) comes soon after the Ministry of Culture (Kulturdepartementet) granted almost half a million kroner ($58 million) to help the organization with initiatives aimed at improving dialogue between Muslim communities and the rest of society,...
  • Norway grants asylum to Turkish soldiers

    03/22/2017 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 March 2017 | none stated
    Four Turkish soldiers and a military attaché who had applied for asylum in Norway following the 15 July coup attempt have been granted residence and working permits. Kjell M. Brygfjeld, lawyer of the five Turkish nationals, confirmed the decision which has stirred controversy between the NATO allies to Norwegian daily Klassekampen.Turkey had asked Norway for the extradition of the four soldiers and the military attaché, suspected of having participated in the failed coup. The decision to grant the suspects and their families, all living at secret addresses, asylum in Norway may thus further add to the already tense relationship between Turkey and Europe.Turkish...
  • THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

    03/21/2017 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    Consider Denmark and Norway The inexplicable happiness of the Norwegians and Danes as propagandized by the liberal-left media created a model for humanity and for America’s Democrats. It is a socialist utopia with no needy people and a government largesse subsuming the entire gamut of free-lunch ideology. Scandanavian societies are outwardly more humane than Eastern Block Soviet nations under Stalinist rule. The oppression of the Scandanavians at first glance is benign. But…it is oppression nevertheless, and benign only to those who prefer to have bureaucrats make the decisions for their lives and futures. They have absolutely no idea what makes...