And there was a great cheer at the Islamic Cultural Center. That tiny minority of extremists must have loud voices. From Nettavisen, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
There was an enormous cheer at Islamic Cultural Center when they were informed that Qazi Husssain Ahmed was granted permission to visit Norway.
Islamic Cultural Center invited the controversial Pakistani politician to Norway, and the decision to grant him entry arrived only days before his scheduled arrival.
Ahmed arrives at Gardermoen International Airport on Saturday, but Minister of Local Government Erna Solberg waited until Thursday afternoon before she announced that Norway opposes the Schengen decision and grants him permission to visit.
In spite of the delay, the management of Islamic Cultural Center said they never lost faith that Norway would grant Ahmed entry.
Â«Norway is a democracy, and everybody is allowed to state their opinion,Â» said Ikhlaq Ahmad, general secretary at Islamic Cultural Center to TV 2 Nettavisen. Â«Everybody is very happy, and we are very proud to live in Norway. We live in a free society.Â»