Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Muslim leaders must curb extremism: Labour

Share this article

Muslim leaders must curb extremism: Labour
Jonas Gahr Støre. Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix
09:58 CEST+02:00
Muslim leaders must take more responsibility for stopping hardline extremism, said Norway's Labour Party chairman on Tuesday, in the wake of the terror alerts in Norway.

Jonas Gahr Støre believes an important responsibility to curb extremism in Norway rests upon the shoulders of Muslim leaders.

The politician said to the newspaper “Dagsavisen”: “Being a big society, we have a common responsibility to prevent [extremism].”
 
Støre believes preventing extremism happens in everyday life - among friends, families, associations, and religious circles.

He advised Muslim leaders should be careful when influencing the choices of people, and said: “An important responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the mosque, and I want to encourage leaders to take this responsibility seriously, preferably in a good dialogue with the local police.”

Støre says: “Muslims in Norway are just as clear on marking their distance from violence and terror as others. They don't deserve to be suspiciously looked upon because of their faith.”
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it's an Alpadia language course.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement