eurel

Sociological and legal data on religions in Europe and beyond

Tweeter Rss

Home > Norway > Current debates > 2017 > Withdrawal of State Support to the Islamic Council of Norway

Withdrawal of State Support to the Islamic Council of Norway

  • December 2017

Following a protracted period of turbulence, infighting and unrest within the Islamic Council of Norway, an umbrella organization founded to act as a uniting organization to further the interest of Muslims in Norway, the Minister of Culture decided to cancel the annual state support to the organization, opening up the remainder of the funding for 2017 to other initiatives that can enhance further competence and knowledge on religious dialogue in Norwegian society. Numerous organizations have applied for the support, including Muslim Dialogue Network, a recently-started organization uniting the five largest mosque communities in Norway, who collectively cancelled their membership in the Islamic Council earlier in 2017.

18 December 2017