Meeting with the Government on Islamophobia

Today we were invited to a dialogue meeting with Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande, Justice Minister Joran Kallemyr, Minister of Education Jan Tore Sanner and Children -and family minister Kjell Ingolf Ropstad at the Ministry of Education.

The theme of the meeting was Islam hostility in Norway and measures to prevent discrimination and hatred against Norwegian Muslims. The Government recognizes the need for special efforts to prevent hatred against Muslims in Norway and addressing the challenges Norwegian Muslims are experiencing today. 

The ministers expressed concern about increasing hatred against Muslims in Norway. They are motivated and focused to work on putting in place an action plan. IRN presented a document containing proposals for measures to Culture Trine Skei Grande to own this Action Plan. 

We look forward to upcoming meetings and further work.