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Norway is among those European countries that have taken steps to curtail immigration, and with good reason. Last week, a government report predicted that migration could shatter Norway’s generous welfare state. As if that was not enough, a renowned researcher suggested ethnic Norwegians were about to become a minority in their own country.
Last week, the Brochmann Committee, established by the Norwegian government to gauge the long-term effects of immigration, found that the kingdom’s botched integration policy and mass immigration are threatening the very essence of the Norwegian welfare state, the Norwegian daily Aftenposten reported.
A GOVERNMENT politician has said the lawless conditions pushing Sweden to breaking point must never be allowed to flourish in Norway.
Progress Party leader Siv Jensen gave a fiery speech on Tuesday evening, kicking off the battle for the electorate’s vote ahead of general election in September this year.The Finance Minister, who’s party is in a coalition government with the Conservatives, warned uncontrolled immigration and lack of integration was a great threat to the liberal country’s peaceful way of life.
A large meteor exploded over the Norwegian Sea at 04:15 UTC on December 6, 2016. The event lit up the sky over Norway and was followed by several sonic booms.
The fireball started at 81.4 km (50.6 miles) and ended at 24.4 km (15.2 miles), according to the latest analysis by the Norwegian Meteor Network.
It had an estimated entry velocity of 13.6 km/s and mass of at least 1 000 kg (2 200 lbs).
Disturbing though it may be, people in positions of power have been increasingly linked to pedophilia in recent years. From the ongoing Catholic priest sex abuse scandals to similar criminality among British lawmakers, it appears power and authority attract troubled individuals, at least to some degree.
This week, yet another pedophile ring was exposed, this time in Norway. Reports indicate politicians were among the members of the 51-person ring. Police investigating the potential crimes dubbed their inquiry “Operation Dark Room.”
As The Local, an English-language Norwegian outlet, reported:
How about implanting a RFID chip?
Norway’s Immigration and Integration Minister has asked police to look into ankle tags as a solution to migrants going underground to avoid deportation.
Announcing that the country “must constantly seek new ways to safeguard Norwegian citizens” Sylvi Listhaug has outlined three groups of migrants on whom the government is considering putting tags.
In Bærum, the tags are used on men who have been convicted of violence against women. On Friday, the Progress Party politician went to the western Oslo municipality to learn more about how electronic tagging works from police.
Honor killings are common in Islamic societies, and the practice has spilled over onto Western soil, but this report is exceptionally sickening: a young woman was raped by her father as a punishment for living a Western lifestyle:
The father has been angry because his daughter did not follow his (Islamic) way of life, she explained in questioning.
The idea, in a shame/honor culture, is to bring shame upon the daughter, who bears responsibility for the act, not the father. Where are the Western feminists who proclaim their “mission” of promoting equal rights for women? Women who can actually remain silent on such abuses of women in Islam are more focused on their own personal hatred of men than on caring about real cases of women who suffer atrocities.
“Muslim father rapes his daughter as punishment because she had become ‘too Westernised’ living in Norway”, By Hannah Al-othman, UK Daily Mail, October 11, 2016:
Back in August, we noted that, for the first time since it’s creation in 1996, the Norwegian government had started raiding its sovereign wealth fund to cover government deficits. Now, as noted by Bloomberg, the Nordic country has revealed plans to massively increase withdrawals by over 25% in 2017, to $15 billion. The money would be used to cover Norway’s budget hole that’s expected to be roughly 8% of GDP.
Of course, Norway’s ultimate GDP potential, and therefore budget deficits, are heavily dependent on oil prices so any further weakening of crude could result in even more withdrawals. Moreover, given the substantial YoY increase, it’s important to recall that there are fiscal limits imposed on fund withdrawals equal to 4% of assets, or roughly $36 billion, which could come into play at some point in the future if oil prices remain “lower for longer.”
“What’s worrying is the enormous pace,” said Torstein Tvedt Solberg, a member of parliament and a finance committee member for Labor. The largest opposition party has asked the fund “about the threshold for when it becomes really problematic for them and the signal they’ve given us is that it’s 150-200 billion kroner. With the pace we’re seeing now, we’re beginning dangerously fast to come close to the critical level.”
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When Ida had just turned twelve, she was brutally raped by a Somali man. Since then, she has been forced to endure being beaten, threatened and sexually harassed by the rapist’s Muslim friends. Since the charges have been consistently dropped by procecutors, the family now sees no other alternative but to flee to Norway.
Free Times. “After the rape, they began to stalk my children, one by one, but all charges have been dropped. We have made over 20 complaints to the police but all charges have been dropped by the prosecutor,” Ida’s father told the Free Times.
Both the Free Times and the local paper Sundsvalls Tidning have previously reported on the now 20-year-old Somali man who last summer got away with 180 hours of youth service after having tricked Ida – at that point a 12-year-old girl – to his apartment in Sundsvall in Northern Sweden and subjected her to a bloody and prolonged rape.
(REUTERS) – Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed.
The government says a new gate and a fence, about 200 meters (660 feet) long and 3.5 meters high stretching from the Storskog border point, is needed to tighten security at a northern outpost of Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone.
For decades, the Nordics have enjoyed the image of being a reliable haven for asylum seekers.
A Norwegian police chief has spectacularly broken ranks to express his professional opinion that high and sustained levels of crime committed by migrants more than justifies concern about foreigners, and that increasing immigration “leads to more rapes”.
Writing in response to an opinion piece by a philosopher in the Norwegian daily newspaper Haugesunds Avis, Police Inspector Thomas Utne Pettersen argues that while he agreed that rich nations like Norway had an “ethical and moral obligation” to help those in need, those wary of foreigners were not misled.
The dramatic increase over the past years in forced marriages and female genital mutilation has spurred Norway into taking serious action. In July, new legislative changes come into force to specifically target this problem, previously unfamiliar for the Nordic kingdom, otherwise known for its perhaps too vigorous enforcement of children’s rights.
Last year alone, the Norwegian authorities had to handle about 400 cases of girls married off against their will, sexually mutilated or forcefully kept abroad. Most of the girls were from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, but last year even Syrians formed a significant group. However, these figures are only the tip of the iceberg, as many more young people are unable to stand up for themselves and go against their parents will, Immigration and Integration minister Sylvi Listhaug argued.
As European countries deal with the current refugee crisis, each is taking a slightly different approach in response to the escalating situation. In Norway, which has been shocked by the unfolding events in neighboring Sweden which has seen a mass revulsion at the ongoing refugee onslaught (and which recently announced it won’t accept any more refugees from the EU) the answer appears to be the simplest possible one: offer asylum seekers money to leave.
Currently, refugees who decide to return to their home country instead of seeking asylum in Norway are given 20,000 kroner (USD $2,400) for travel expenses by the Norwegian government (up to 80,000 kroner for a family with two children). Now, as RT reports, Norway will sweeten the deal, and provide an additional 10,000 kroner (USD $1,200) to the first 500 asylum seekers who apply for voluntary return to their home countries.
As it deals with the economic slowdown and a plunge in oil prices, Norway has turned to its massive sovereign wealth fund in order to cover 2016 budget deficits, in continuation of a trend noted here first last October. As Bloomberg reports, the country withdrew $898 million in March from the fund, putting the year-to-date total at roughly $3.1 billion, a run rate that is higher than the estimate the central bank governor gave just this past February.…
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OSLO, Norway (CNN) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won part of his lawsuit against the state over his solitary confinement in a high-security prison, a court announced Wednesday.
The Oslo district court found the 37-year-old’s treatment in prison violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibiting “inhuman or degrading treatment,” and ruled that his conditions must be eased.
Norwegian PM Erna Solberg doesn’t want to have to skirt her country’s responsibilities under the Geneva Convention and she doesn’t want to trample over human rights either, but she will if she has to.
“It is a force majeure proposals which we will have in the event that it all breaks down,” Solberg said, in an interview with Berlingske, describing new measures she believes Norway may have to take if Sweden buckles under the weight of the refugee influx which saw some 163,000 asylum seekers inundate the country last year.
Solberg is effectively prepared to turn everyone away and go into lockdown mode should everything fall apart completely, causing Europe to descend into some kind of lawless, Hobbesian, free-for-all.
If that sounds far-fetched or hyperbolic consider that on Thursday, EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos warned that the bloc has just 10 days to implement a plan that will bring about “tangible and clear results on the ground” or else “the whole system will completely break down.”