Extreme right-wing group in Norway attacked the Quran

Date: 
November, 2019
Country: 
Norway

The extreme right-wing group ‘Stop the Islamisation of Norway’ (SION), attempted to burn the Quran during a protest in Norway’s Kristiansand, on Saturday.

This action sparked anger amongst Muslims and raised questions about rising far-right sentiments in Norway.

The Scandinavian nation is well known for its prosperity, beautiful nature and generally moderate politics. There are more than 150,000 Muslims living in Norway out of a population of five million.

Despite a good reputation for welcoming other people from among European countries, Norway has been accused of remaining silent and inactive against rising anti-Muslim sentiment in the country.

Source: Trt World