Pig tactics threatened

DemokrateneNorwegian anti-immigration politicians in Bergen have promised to chase off Muslims with pigs feet and squealing noises if Bergen’s central square is used for prayers.

The leader of the Demokratene, an extreme populist party formed by outcasts of the populist Progress Party, Vidar Kleppe, said Wednesday that he backed the remarks of city council representative Kenneth Rasmussen.

Rasmussen reacted with threats of porcine tactics after Labour Party politician Jerad Abdelmajid said that the city’s Muslims could take their Friday prayers in Torgallmenningen, Bergen’s central square, when they will be without a mosque from March 31. Building of a new mosque is behind schedule.

“I completely agree with Kenneth Rasmussen that Muslims having their Friday prayers with their butts in the air in the city center is no solution. They can find other places,” Kleppe told news agency NTB.

Kenneth Rasmussen told newspaper Dagbladet‘s web site that Bergen residents should hang up pig’s feet and play pig squeals over loudspeakers to scare off Muslims, and claimed these tactics worked when he was a soldier for the United Nations in Somalia and Lebanon in the 1990s.

Aftenposten, 28 February 2007

The fascists of the British National Party give sympathetic coverage to Demokratene’s threats, observing that “the onus is on the Islamic newcomers to abide by the wishes of the overwhelming majority who have never been asked if they wanted their … harmonious neighbourhoods turned into warring ghettos resembling Third World slums”.

They add that “the situation is mirrored in the UK. The taxpaying, hard working and increasing frustrated and beleaguered Britons were never asked by the politicians who were and continue to be paid from the public purse if they wanted their own villages, towns and neighborhoods colonised by Third World immigrants.”

BNP news article, 3 March 2007