The brief report below from French television concerns the cultural enrichment of Norwegian schools. The father interviewed in the clip describes what happened to his children in school when the number of “children of Norwegian background” dropped below 50%. When the number of enriched students reached a certain critical mass in the classroom, non-Muslim children were no longer able to bring ham sandwiches to school in their lunches.
The children were compelled to accommodate their classmates “because others think that [eating ham] is illegal”. That is, the perception of the illegality of ham forced the de facto enforcement of non-Norwegian law in a Norwegian school. That law is, of course, Islamic law, and Norway is in the process of becoming a sharia state.
|00:00||Cohabitation is not as harmonious|
|00:04||as some like to think|
|00:08||It’s school which crystallises part of the tension|
|00:16||Robert is a father, he lives|
|00:20||in a posh part of town were native Norwegians|
|00:24||have recently become a minority.|
|00:24||For him, his children live in a|
|00:28||society of cultural apartheid|
|00:32||When he started primary school, it was 50/50|
|00:36||in his class there were 15 Norwegian children|
|00:40||and 15 children of a foreign culture|
|00:44||today only 3 or 4 Norwegians are in his class.|
|00:48||sometimes it can be a problem because|
|00:52||our children are not allowed|
|00:56||to have ham on their bread because others|
|01:00||think that is illegal.|
|01:04||this can seem harmless, but it can become a problem|
|01:08||In the Country of Happy People|
|01:12||broadcast 6.8. on ‘Arte’ (A very left French TV channel)
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.