9.10.2019

Hatred and hostility towards Muslims

The Fritt Ord Foundation's project "Islam in Norway" invites the public to an open meeting about hatred and hostility towards Muslims, from 6-7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6, Oslo. 


When do hatred and hostility become dangerous, and why do these phenomena exist? What is it like to be subjected to hatred and hostility because of ethnic and religious affiliation? How do hatred and hostility towards Muslims influence society, language and identity, and what do we see when we draw parallels between hatred of Muslims and anti-Semitism? Exactly what is being done to identify and prevent this phenomenon?

Conversation with Cora Alexa Døving, senior researcher at the Holocaust Centre, Lasse Josephsen, writer and author, Usman Asif, writer, and  Abetare Krasniqi, chief inspector at the National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos).

The moderator will be Kaia Storvik, editor-in-chief of Agenda Magazine.

Link to the Facebook event.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. Welcome!

About the series "Islam in Norway":
The Fritt Ord Foundation has taken the initiative to organise a series of dialogue meetings on the topic "Islam in Norway". The Fritt Ord Foundation invites the public to a series of dialogue meetings planned and organised by a programme committee consisting of Hawa Muuse, Sylo Taraku, Usman Asif and Linda Noor. The aim is to contribute to discussions about timely issues involving Islam that span the full range of individual convictions and religious perspectives. The invitation to the meetings has been extended to a wide variety of participants, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, who are especially interested in discussing Islam in Norway.


Time and venue: 28 February 2020, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo.

Artistic freedom of expression is often an indicator of exactly where we draw the line in a society. Has the work of Norwegian documentalists become more difficult?

Visning av dokumentarfilmen «Angels on Diamond Street» og samtale om sivil ulydighet
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What are the greatest challenges to freedom of expression today, and what should researchers examine in greater detail?

Time and venue: 13 Feb. 2020, 7 to 9 p.m., the House of Literature in Oslo