Dette var et arrangement i 2022.
The burning of the Quran in Kristiansand in 2019 by members of the Stop the Islamisation of Norway (SIAN) group brought into sharp relief the challenge of ensuring religious freedoms whilst at the same time protecting freedom of speech.
For Muslims, the burning of their holy book represented a blatant violation of their religious values. Equally worrying, the act fuelled tensions between Muslims and wider society and led to some incidents of violence. On the other hand, it has been argued that in a secular liberal country like Norway, people have the right to express their views – no matter how abhorrent they might be to some members of society.
The MEET event on 16 August 2022 in the local Arendal mosque will discuss how to address this challenge. It brings together Muslims and others, including representatives of Kristiansand Kommune, other public officials and representatives of organizations working on these issues (e.g. Nordic Safe Cities). The MEET event will consider:
The program will be simultaneously interpreted from English to Norwegian, Arabic and Somali. Earphones will be provided when requested