Norwegian muslims concerned about hate attacks after terrorist attack in mosque in New Zealand
O.C.P(web desk): The Norwegian police put in security measures around several mosques in Norway after the New Zealand terrorist attacks. In Grønland in Oslo, Muslims are concerned about increasing Muslim directed ’hate violence’.
In Oslo, Bergen, Dramman, Trondheim, and in the Southeastern Police District, on Friday the police provided increased presence at mosques. The police patrolled in the areas around the mosques and during the prayer times.
Arshad Jamil, Spokesperson of Islamic Cultural Centers (ICC) mosque in Grønland in Oslo said to NTB news that the mosque increased security after the attack and hired an external security company. The Grønland Mosque is Oslo’s second largest with around 4,500 members.Generally, between 1,200 and 1,500 people gather for Friday prayer, he added.
Arshad Jamil condemned the mosque attack and said people have been concerned. ‘’You get scared, so thoughtful and planned as this was. In addition, he had been inspired by Anders Behring Breivik’’ he added while talking to NTB news.