FRP politician offered a 15-year-old girl 1,000 kroner to take off her hijab

Christian Tybring-GjeddePhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

A 15-year-old girl was offered 1,000 kroner from Progress Party (FRP) politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde to take off her hijab when she visited the party’s election stand, TV 2 reports.

Tybring-Gjedde, who is FRP’s first candidate in Oslo, ended up in a heated discussion with a group of first-time voters about the hijab on 25 August, according to his post on Facebook.

“I offered the woman with the hijab a thousand kroner if she took it off. It was voluntary. She did not want to make some quick money,” he wrote.

TV 2 has been in contact with the 15-year-old girl – who goes to a high school in Oslo – who visited the stand to write a school assignment.

“I went ahead to hear what he had to say”

“I became curious, and when I came to the stall, I heard that the FRP thought there should be a ban on shawls. I went ahead to hear what he had to say.”

Following the incident, the principal at Bjerke upper secondary school has sent a letter to the FRP’s parliamentary group.

FRP leader Sylvi Listhaug distanced herself from the incident.

“There was a heated discussion, and I think we should not have such performances at our stand. I spoke with Christian today, and he is sorry that some of this came out the way it did,” she told TV 2.

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1 Comment on "FRP politician offered a 15-year-old girl 1,000 kroner to take off her hijab"

  1. Propositioning a 15 year old to undress in this way and betray her cultural customs is not that distant from propositioning her in other ways.

    I’m no hijab enthusiast, but this *clown* should NOT be Parliament.

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