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65-Year-Old Man Hailed Hero for Stopping Norway Mosque Shooting

A gunman who opened fire at a mosque outside Oslo, Norway, was thwarted by a 65-year-old congregant who put him in a chokehold preventing a new massacre, Reuters reported. The shooting occurred Saturday, August 10, at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the Norwegian capital when the shooter, a white-male in his 20s, burst through a …

Population of Muslim Converts Increases in Norway - About Islam

Population of Muslim Converts Increases in Norway

OSLO – The famous Norwegian historian Kari Vogt, from Oslo University’s Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, has estimated that as much as 3,000 Norwegians converted to Islam in the recent few years, Verdens Gang reported. “The previous trend of conversion to Islam in Norway has now changed drastically. Now, women are choosing Islam …

Women-led Mosques Grow Across the World - About Islam

Women-led Mosques Grow Across the World

Relegated to the basement…and barred from the front door, some Muslim women have had enough of male domination at the mosque and are setting up their own. COPENHAGEN – Muslim women have been expanding their new mosques across Europe and the US, in a protest against the so-called male domination at the mosque and giving …

Muslims Lauded for Ending Crime in Norwegian City - About Islam

Muslims Lauded for Ending Crime in Norwegian City

KRISTIANSAND, Norway – Thanks to a neighborhood watch program launched by Muslims, organized gang crime among young people has almost stopped, according to the local police in the city of Kristiansand, Vest-Agder County in southernmost Norway,Sputnik News reported on Thursday. “We tell the youngsters that fighting is not tough,” said Talal Haydar, the chairman of …

Muslim Teacher Fired for Refusing to Shake Hands with Woman - About Islam

Muslim Teacher Fired for Refusing to Shake Hands with Woman

OSLO – A Muslim teacher who refused to shake hands with a female colleague has been dismissed from job, stirring debates between those seeing his action as discrimination against women and others who see the dismissal as a violation of the Anti-Discrimination Act. “We have religious freedom in Norway,” said Akhenaton Oddvar de Leon, the …

Norway to Consider Banning Adhan - About Islam

Norway to Consider Banning Adhan

OSLO – Disregarding European Convention on Human Rights, a Norwegian politician from anti-immigration Progress Party has proposed a ban on Adhan (Muslim call to prayer). “I don’t give a toss what human rights provisions say in this case,” Jon Helgheim, immigration spokesman for Progress Party, part of Oslo’s ruling two-party coalition, told Vårt Land, Daily …

‘Happy’ Norway: Where Right-Wing Rises & Youth No Longer Pray - About Islam

‘Happy’ Norway: Where Right-Wing Rises & Youth No Longer Pray

AboutIslam Correspondent Lauren Booth visits Oslo’s ICC and finds a Norway experiencing a paradigm shift. On March 20, The World Happiness Report 2018 ranked Norway as the second most contented nation on earth in which to live. This conclusion was reached after citizens from more 156 countries ranked their happiness levels and 117 countries were …

Muslims Fast 2016 Longest Day Tomorrow - About Islam

Muslims Fast 2016 Longest Day Tomorrow

Muslims in the Nordic region will be fasting the longest day in 2016 tomorrow, June 20, as Scandinavia marks the summer solstice, experiencing the most challenging Ramadan in over 30 years.



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