Oslo: Frp proposes Muslim students wear Jewish Star

Oslo: Frp proposes Muslim students wear Jewish Star

The head of Frp (Progress Party) in Oslo, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, proposes Muslim school students should wear the Jewish Star of David to mark the extermination of the Jews.

"It will be a good way to show solidarity with the suffering of the Jews," Tybring-Gjedde told VG.

He thinks that the schools in Norway should introduce one day a year in which students can learn about the Holocaust and Jewish history.

"To show that people mean something with the promise to fight the harassment of Jewish children, people should wear a tag or symbol which shows it.  And I think a Jewish Star can be a good symbol," says Tybring-Gjedde.

He stresses he won't force anybody to wear Jewish symbols.

The Frp head doesn't get much understanding from the Islamic Council.

"The proposal to wear a Star of David in solidarity can be considered when Tybring-Gjedde proposes a similar obligatory marking for the hijab," says General Secretary Shoaib Sultan.

The head of the Mosaic Faith-Society, Anne Sender, responded favorably to the basic idea to have one day a year to learn about the Holocaust and the extermination of the Jew, but is more skeptical about the star idea.

"To encourage students to wear such a star can get in the way of learning," she thinks.

Source: Dagbladet (Norwegian)

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