Norway’s Islamic Extremism Problem

Herb London President, London Center for Policy Research
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The future of Europe is becoming clearer each day, between Britain exporting a contingent to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces; France unable to contain Muslim demonstrators and Malmo, Sweden converted into an Islamic enclave. Now, there is a report that two Norwegians hold high positions within ISIS and take orders directly from the head of ISIS, Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi.

This latest news concerning the two Norwegians and their roles with the leaderships of ISIS breaks on the heels of the emergence of a bold, perhaps brazen, declaration of intent to create a separate Muslim nation within the sovereign state of Norway. Moreover, it comes with a threat. Ansar al-Sunna is threatening that if a section of Oslo isn’t transformed into a Sharia-compliant Muslim nation, an attack rivaling 9/11 will be launched against this Scandinavian nation.

The words speak for themselves.

“Now, the government must wake up and assume responsibility, before this war spreads to Norway. Before the counterpart reacts. Before moslems take the step necessary.

Do not confuse the moslems’ silence with weakness. Do not profit from the moslems’ patience. Do not force us to do something that can be avoided. This is not a threat, only the words of truth. The words of justice.

A warning that the consequences can be fatal. A warning about a 9/11 on Norwegian ground, or larger attacks than the one carried out on 22 July. This is for your own good and in your own best interest.

We do not want to be a part of Norwegian society. And we do not consider it necessary either to move away from Norway, because we were born and grew up here. And Allah’s earth belongs to everybody.

But let Gronland become ours. Bar this city quarter and let us control it the way we wish to do it. This is the best for both parts.

We do not wish to live together with dirty beasts like you.”

This outrageous statement deserves a strong response, though a Norwegian government already intimidated by its Muslim minority is likely to be conciliatory. By contrast, the prime minister of Australia used the appropriate vernacular. This is our country, he noted, if you want to live here we expect you to embrace our laws, our customs and our language. If you cannot do so or are unwilling to do so, you should leave. Go to a place you find more congenial.

In the case of the Norwegian Muslims, I would note that Allah doesn’t give you the right to trample the laws of the land. They do not have the privilege of challenging national sovereignty. Norway existed as a free country long before they were born here and, God willing, it will remain a free nation after they have left this mortal coil.

Will Norwegian leaders even approach the passion in this statement? Doubtful. The fear of violence, the concern about terror has so influenced government calculations, that a rational defense of the nation and its heritage is unlikely.

In World War II, Winston Churchill defended western tradition by noting Europe stands as a barrier for the survival of “Christian civilization.” This was not meant as a religious statement since Europe had a variety of religious groups. It was stated as a plea to defend individual rights and the rule of law which emerged from Christianity. That defense, that theme which emphasizes the preservation of liberty, must be restated.

Norwegian Muslims need reminding that they are welcome in the West as long as they embrace the traditions of the West. Sharia is not consistent with constitutional democracy. It is a way of life that does not entertain openness, free exchange or individual will. If Muslims in Norway want Sharia, there are many places on the globe where it is practiced.

The freedom they have enjoyed in Norway with the encouragement of multicultural educational practices has not led to integration as Norwegian authorities expected. Instead, a class of quislings has emerged which threatens the equilibrium Norway has enjoyed since the end of World War II.

There is one simple answer to the Muslim demand: If you cannot live with the rest of us, don’t. Take your possessions and go as quickly as Allah permits.

Herb London, president of the London Center for Policy Research, is co-author with Jed Babbin of “The BDS War Against Israel.”