Carl I. Hagen continues to speak out in Norway. Note that his concerns are not based on race, but on the possibility that such a party would try to advance Sharia in Norway. From Nettavisen, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Â«I”m convinced that it’s just a matter of time before we get a political party based on Islam,Â» Hagen stated in an interview the TV 2 Nyhetene. Â«Of course, I don’t know if it will be a moderate or fundamental party, but I”m keeping an eye on the international expansion the Islamic fundamentalism is organizing and the coordination of Muslims in Europe as well, and I”m convinced that it will come to Norway too. It may take five or ten years, but it will come.Â»
A different Norway
Hagen said that he sees that visit of the controversial Pakistani politician Qasi Hussein Ahmad in August as a sign that Norway is also included in this international trend of strengthening Islamic fundamentalism.
Â«He works for the establishment of sharia law, and it’s strange if he not tries to stimulate it in Norway,Â» Hagen said. Â«There are many Muslims in Norway, and probably also some fundamentalists that keep out of view. It’s only a question of time before someone decides to become a representative in governmental organs through a political party.Â»
In his worst nightmare, Hagen fears that Islamic fundamentalists may get elected to the Norwegian parliament.
Â«This will be something I will fight as long as I live,Â» Hagen said. Â«If we get a party built on Islamic laws of sharia and a completely different set of values, then this will be a completely different Norway then what we inherited from our forefathers.Â»