Police discussed the burning of the Koran with Muslim leaders in Bergen

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In the wake of the Koran being set on fire in Kristiansand on November 16, the West police district met with the Muslim leaders in Bergen on Friday.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss recent events and gain an understanding of each other’s position, writes the Western Police District in a press release.

The police explained how it works to ensure freedom of expression through ideological and religious-critical demonstrations, and its responsibility to at the same time safeguard law and order and the safety of its citizens.

The Muslim leaders spoke of their concerns and described their feelings in this difficult matter. For the police, this is an important input, the press release states.

– It was a useful meeting to understand each other and to consolidate the good cooperation between the police and the religious leaders, the police write.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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