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November 19, 2004

Norwegian Imam Supports van Gogh Murder

Topics: International News

Nettavisen in Norway reports:

Dr. Zahid Mukhtar, spokesperson for Islamic Council in Norway, stated that he sympathize with reason why the Dutch film director Theo van Gogh was murdered.

Mukhtar made the statement at the Norwegian debate program Holmgang Wednesday. Program leader Oddvar Stenstrm asked if he understood that some Muslims could become so provoked that they killed, answered Mukhtar, I understand that, even if there is no statutory authorization to do so.

Jens Stoltenberg, leader of the Labor Party, demands that Mukhtar retracts his statements.

I want to ask Muslim leaders in Norway in the most urgent manner to clearly and unmistakable condemn such violent acts as the murder of van Gogh, Stoltenberg said to the Norwegian daily Aftenposten.       More...

Posted by Hyscience at November 19, 2004 1:51 PM

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