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* Really! Thomas Hegghammer is an army researcher, and he’s worked it all out by himself: ‘Islamophobia causes Islamic terror’
via Jeffrey Imm
Thomas Hegghammer of the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt) says that Islamophobia and racism bring about a security problem. The more Norwegians hate Muslims, the more likely it will be to see Islamic violence in Norway. The more Muslims meet aggression from Norwegians, and taxi drivers have to deal with questions about Iraq and religion, the more they will become radicalized. He thinks the fear of Islam has grown in the West since Sep. 11. “It’s a problem, because Islamophobia brings discrimination that again can lead to terrorism,” says Hegghammer.
The Oslo education department published data this week about the city’s schools. Of the 51,378 students in elementary schools this year, 19,602 were immigrants, which is 38%. About 11,975 of them get separate Norwegian classes, and about 4,285 get mother tongue instruction and/or bilingual instruction, available in 23 languages
48 of the city’s 138 schools have more than 50% immigrants in their student body, which is 34%. Two years ago there were 37 such schools, seven years ago there were just 21. Five schools have more than 90% immigrants.
This data includes immigrants from Western countries. A list of the schools and percentage of immigrants is available, check Islam in Europe