Grønland is only two subway stops from the Parliament, and one from the Central Station, fairly close to the government offices that were bombed by Breivik.
It looks like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.
It’s not Norway or Europe anymore, except when there is welfare money to be collected. The police have largely given up. Early in 2010 Aftenposten stated that there are sharia patrols in this area, and gay couples are assaulted and chased away. “Immigrant Fatima Tetouani says that ‘Grønland is more Muslim than Morocco.’”
A radical group has now demanded a separate Islamic state in Grønland, threatened specific political leaders, and promised “a new July 22 or September 11 on Norwegian soil”.
Vlad had a post on this story earlier today. The article below is a more detailed follow-up on the same topic. Many thanks to our Norwegian correspondent The Observer for translating this article from VG.no:
PST investigating threatening letters sent to politicians
This is Norway’s new radical extremist group
(VG Nett) The new extremist group Ansar al-Sunna appeared on the radar earlier this year.
The Police Security Service (PST) has started an investigation of a letter sent from the radical extremist group Ansar al-Sunna.
In the letter addressed to Norwegian politicians and the media the group threatens with a new July 22 or September 11 on Norwegian soil.
“We have begun investigating the letter,” says Siv Alsen, a spokesperson for the PST, to VG Nett.
In the letter Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Defence Minister Espen Barth Eide are threatened.
VG Nett has followed the extremist group’s activity on the Internet for some time now. Young men have expressed support for the group’s extremist objectives on several internet sites. Among its supporters are people with roots in other countries, but also ethnic Norwegians who have converted to Islam.
The group has listed their demands on their own internet site. The group puts a strong emphasis on distancing themselves from the kuffar, which means “infidel” or non-Muslims.
“To forbid the evil and call on the good. Renounce kufr (disbelief), shirk (polytheism) and bid (to change the Muslim holy texts). Spread Islam. Stand up for justice. Love Muslims, segregate from the kuffar (unbelievers) (as per current situation).”
In a speech given at a mosque earlier this year a person claiming to represent the group warned about having non-Muslims as friends. He also stated that he believes that Muslims should collect taxes from Norwegians.
“Today it is us who pay the jizya (tax) to them. Actually it is they who should pay jizya to us.
“Let Islam dominate the world,” he said in his speech.
The same person has hailed the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan. When an Afghan wearing a police uniform shot and killed three foreign soldiers on July 2, the Afghan was hailed as a hero by the extremist representative.
The man also present at the trial against Mullah Krekar last week, when the mullah was charged with making new threats against several individuals including former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik.
The group Ansar al-Sunna is also featured in a secret Facebook group. On the page, al-Qaeda and the Norwegian convert who has received terrorist training in Yemen are hailed as heroes.
VG Nett also know that the Police Security Service (PST) is aware of the group’s online activities.
According to information VG Nett has received several of the members of the group have previously been in the PST’s spotlight. This is one of the reasons why the intelligence service takes this matter seriously.
Several sources with a knowledge of the radical Islamic community believe that the letter is authentic.
As of Friday night, VG Nett has been unable to get in touch with representatives of the group.
Shoaib Sultan is an advisor for the Anti-Racist Center. He believes that this group actively seeks attention for their hateful ideology.
“This extremist group uses strong measures and threats to be noticed. There is reason to believe that only a handful of people are behind the letters, and that they must shout to be heard,” he says.
“In order to reach out with their twisted message they have to rely on threats against the Norwegian society in general and against specific politicians. Extreme groups are often forced to resort to such measures and we know that there is a long history among, for example, right-wing extremists in Norway to try to appear bigger and more powerful than they really are. But having said that, threats must be taken seriously and it is reassuring that the PST is investigating this matter.”
These threats are being investigated by the PST
- “If Norwegian soldiers can get on a flight to Afghanistan, then Osama and Mohammed can also fly to Norway insh’allah. The government needs to wake up and be responsible before this war comes to Norway. Before the other party responds. Before Muslims decides to take the necessary steps. Do not confuse the Muslim silence with weakness. Do not take advantage of Muslim patience. Do not force us to do something that can be avoided. This is not a threat, just a word of truth. Words of Justice. A warning that the consequences can be fatal. A warning of September 11 on Norwegian soil, or greater than the July 22 attacks. This is in your best interests and to your own good.”
- “We do not wish to be a part of the Norwegian society. Nor do we see it not as a necessity to move away from Norway as we were born and raised here. And Allah’s earth belongs to everyone. But give us Grønland. Block off the neighborhood and let us control it the way we see fit. This is the best solution for both parties. We do not wish to live alongside filthy beasts such as you.”
- The group also mentions Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Defence Minister Espen Barth Eide.