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29-year-old Muslim woman named culture minister of Norway
The first ever Muslim minister in the Norwegian Cabinet is Hadia Tajik of Pakistani origin, who was handed the culture portfolio
Ahram Online, Sunday 23 Sep 2012
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Minister of Culture of Norway, Hadia Tajik (Photo: Ahram)

On Sunday, with no precedent in Norwegian history, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Hadia Tajik, a 29-year-old Muslim woman, as minister of culture, making Tajik the youngest minister in the Norwegian Cabinet and the first ever Muslim in the Norwegian government.

Tajik, of Pakistani origin, anounced that her programme will focus on cultural diversity as part of the Norwegian people's daily lives and how this reflects on Norweigan society as a whole. The programme will delve into the protection of minority rights, whether cultural or racial, including the right of Muslims to wear the veil in public places, among other issues.

The new focus, however, will not be unopposed. Most right wing groups are against these policy changes, considering the increase in diversity in society a challenge to European culture.

Last year Anders Breivik randomly shot 69 people at a summer camp organised by the Workers' Youth League (AUF) of the Labour Party after blowing up a Norweigan state building. During his trial, Breivik reasoned that multi-cultural policies are harming Norway, adding that he considers Islam his enemy.

Born in Strand, Norway, on 18 July 1983, Tajik studied human rights at the University of Kingston in the UK and holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and Master's in law, the latter awarded by the University of Oslo this year.

An activist from a young age, Tajik led the Young Workers Movement between 1999 and 2002. She also worked as a political advisor to Norway's minister of justice, 2008-2009. During this time Norweigan women members of the police were afforded the right to wear the veil at work. The decision was, however, rescinded due to harsh criticism from conservative parties.

In 2009, Tajik was elected to parliament as a member of the Labour Party in the Oslo constitutency. She was placed on a list of six seats generally considered safe for the party.





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Sheikh Dalil Uddin Ahmed
27-11-2013 10:30am
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Democracy and Tolerance
Norway is a democratic country with high tolerance value in the society.Other european countries may follow this path.
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jobiden
16-10-2012 11:49am
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one day Norway will be a muslim country
one day Norway will be a Muslim country,there is no single Native for this Post,time will tell the truth.all the Europe,Canada,USA,UK will be Ruled by Muslims.
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Tabish
18-10-2012 03:03pm
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Dream
Nice dream! Keep Deaming.....
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Ah.Rishad Iman
10-10-2012 01:53pm
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Best Of Luck
We proud on you Ms.Hadia Tajik. Hope you doing well and be fine.
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RAJA
07-10-2012 11:34pm
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NAEEM ZULFIQAR
Hello hai how are you?Please you given then my answer.Thanks. This is my life about somthing.iàm live in Paris.My jop is plombier chafagiste.Iàm 8th years in FRANCE;
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Syed Naim Naqvi
03-10-2012 07:31am
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We shouldn't be myopic
Look at this way. Add just one alphabet O in Norway and it becomes Noor - Way. (The path of Light)
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Arius
01-10-2012 05:47am
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Wake Up!
Has Norway lost it mind? I will live to see Norway and many other countries in Europe ruled by Islam unless the natives wake up and take control.
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nobel
30-09-2012 01:31pm
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great
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shabab
25-09-2012 08:27pm
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peace
she is not wearing hijab she is one of those modernists. However we still shudnt stop boycotting danish products. They r trying to play politics and emotional games with us.
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Yousuf
27-09-2012 12:29pm
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Norway is not Denmark
Danish products come from Denmark and not Norway.....
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Muhammad Khalil Janjua
25-09-2012 12:30pm
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Muslim woman named culture minister of Norway
Why this is so Strange that always right Muslims . I think we are human first like you and then we are Muslim.
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Frens
02-10-2012 08:16pm
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human
We are human.
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mohsin
24-09-2012 11:42pm
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congrej
im verry happy a muslim woman minister of norweigan.just say god bless you....
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