A note from the translator:
This will be the first time that NDL and SIOE have demonstrated in a neighbourhood with a large Muslim population. The Gamle Oslo neighbourhood encompasses the notorious Grønland area where earlier this year Muslims wanted to establish a Sharia Zone, and where sharia police have been known to operate previously.
The translated article:
Anti Islamists are set to demonstrate in a multicultural neighborhood of Oslo on Saturday
The Norwegian Defense League (NDL) and the Islam-critical organization SIOE Norway will hold a rally against what they call the Islamization of Norway.
The Norwegian anti-Islam movement will for the first time demonstrate in a neighborhood where there is a large Muslim population, a tactic which has been used by the English Defense League several times in the past.
The Norwegian Defense League has helped organize the event, which will be attended by several prominent foreign leaders within the movement who are going to speak at the rally, according to NRK [Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation].
The leader of Stop The Islamisation of Europe (SIOE), the Danish national Anders Gravers Pedersen, is one of the key individuals that will be present at the event
“It’s only a matter of time”
“It is not unthinkable that this could lead to increased support for more extreme Islamists,” he says.
The leaders of the Norwegian branch of Stop The Islamization of Europe (SIOE), Kjersti Margrethe Gilje and Merete Hodne from Sandnes [city on the west coast] in Rogaland [Norwegian County] have dedicated their lives to the fight against Islam. The alternative is civil war, they claim.
“It’s only a matter of time. It might not happen within the next ten to twenty years, but it will happen,” says Hodne.
Want to wake up moderate Muslims
Kjetil Kjønli, a member of the board of the NDL told Klasskampen [“Class Struggle” — Communist newspaper] on December 3 that the rally will be held in Klosterenga Sculpture Park in the old part of Oslo [Gamle Oslo].
Klosterenga Sculpture Park is an artistically designed recreational area that celebrates the multicultural society. Old Oslo (Gamle Oslo) is among the most immigrant-dense neighborhoods of the capital, and there are five mosques in the neighborhood.
“The reason why we want to hold the rally there is because we want to wake up not only the Norwegians, but also the so-called moderate Muslims and expose the extremism which can be found in their religion,” Kjønli said
“People need to get up from the couch”
Rune Hauge (44) was elected as the new leader of the Norwegian Defence League (NDL) in April of this year.
He has been a strong advocate of adopting tactics used by the English Defense League, which include demonstrating in neighborhoods with large Muslim populations.
“I won’t be satisfied until there are hundreds or even thousands attending our rallies. We want to emulate the EDL. People need to get up from the couch and start demonstrating,” Rune Hauge told TV 2 in June.
“Our main message is that people need to start waking up. The Islamization process is increasing continuously. The demands made by the Muslims are proportionally linked with the arrival of Muslims in Norway,” he points out.
Wears a bulletproof vest
When the NDL held a rally in Stavanger in June only 25 people showed up to listen to Hauge speak.
“How many people showed up today?”
“You could probably count them yourself. It is a pitiful response from the Norwegian people.
“I have to wear a bulletproof vest, and there is a reason for that. There is also a crowd over there screaming. There are lots of Muslims spreading hatred. We are not the ones who hate; they are the ones who hate,” Hauge told TV 2 back in June.
“Are you a bunch of racists?”
“I am never afraid; I was born without that particular gene. When the counter-demonstrations have finished things are probably going to explode here. They are the ones causing the troubles, not us.”
“Are you allies of Breivik’s?”
“No, not at all. Those who try to link him with us are unaware of the values that NDL and SIAN represents. The Norwegian people support us, but they are afraid to show up.”
(TV 2 © NTB)