Last month, a group of Norwegian young Muslim formed a symbolic protection ring around a synagogue in Oslo as a reaction to the attacks in Paris and Copenhagen. Around two thousand participants formed a human shield around the synagogue after the worship of the Jewish community.
This unique demonstration of solidarity, named Peace Ring, continues to attract attention. Norway’s Fritt Ord Foundation awards eight initiators of Peace Ring.
The award winners are, between 17 and 37 years, Zeeshan Abdullah, Hajrah Arshad, Ali Chishti, Atif Jamil, Morad Jarodi, Mudassar Mehmood, Thomas Holgersen Daher Naustdal og Hassan Raja.
The award will be presented to the winners during an event in Frittord Foundation premises in Uranienborgveien 2 in Oslo on Friday 17 April 2015.