Norwegian Muslims Boycotted the Demonstration

Only 20 participants gathered in front of Stortinget and the demonstrators could not get support from local Muslims in the country. One of the demonstrators, Arfan Bhatti, denies that they have no connection with hatred video about Norwegian politicians and said that they are just people who live in Norway and demonstrate the Norwegian presence in Afghanistan. He also blamed George Bush for having dragged Norway into the war.

Meanwhile, another Muslim group showed up to protest against the protesters.

– We are against the war in Afghanistan, but this community stands for conservative values that oppresses majoority, said one of the protestors.

Previosuly, Dr Usman Rana, the former leader of the Muslim students Society and many other religious leaders had urged fellow Muslims to stay away from the demonstration and the organizers who is said to represent a marginal group.

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