Norwegian PM asks Muslim political and religious leaders to distance themselves from extremism

Erna SolbergPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) urged political leaders in Muslim countries to distance themselves from extremism and protect freedom of expression after the Nice attack.

“We must protect our common values ​​and human rights. We must never be threatened by terrorists. 

“We urge political leaders in Muslim countries and Muslim religious leaders around the world to distance themselves from extremism and protect freedom of expression,” Solberg said in a statement sent to news bureau NTB after the terrorist attack in Nice on Thursday.

Jensen calls for unreserved support

Earlier on Thursday, Progress Party (FRP) leader Siv Jensen called on the Norwegian government to give Macron its unreserved support and condemn Erdogan’s behavior in the new caricature controversy.

“What we see is a new fight regarding caricatures. Macron stands out as a brave man.

“But what he does is necessary. He is dealing with reactionary forces that want to restrict freedom of expression.

“And then I ask myself, where is the government’s moral support?” Jensen told news bureau NTB.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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