Racism, freedom of expression and Islam

October 20 2020 18:00–19:30 Online and at the House of Literature in Oslo

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s project “Islam in Norway” invites the public to an open panel discussion at the House of Literature. The event will also be streamed live.

How can hatred of Muslims be explained, and what would be a good way to deal with racist statements? How is racism against Muslims covered in the Norwegian media? What role do religious and secular Muslim communities play in mitigating antagonisms between Muslim and Anti-Muslim groups?

Islam and the Far Right – introduction by Lars Erik Berntzen, post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Discussion featuring Harald S. Klungtveit, editor-in-chief of Filter Nyheter and author of the book “Neo-nazis among us”, Begard Reza, secretary general of Salam, Senaid Kobilica, head imam and leader of the Muslim Dialogue Network Norway, Linda Noor, managing director of Minotenk – Minority Political Think Tank and Kai Spurkland, public prosecutor for the Oslo Police District.

The moderator will be Yama Wolasmal, journalist and programme host at NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

The live event at the House of Literature is fully booked, but the conversations will be streamed live here on the Fritt Ord Foundation’s website.