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Norwegians are the most critical of the niqab and burka in the Nordics

Norway is more critical of face-covering garments like the niqab and burka than their Nordic neighbours, shows new Pew Research survey.

In conversation with Norway’s home-grown extremists

Siri Høyem Kristiansen from OsloMet has visited Norwegian prisons to interview rebel fighters returned from Syria. She was surprised by what she found.

Measuring the risk of radicalisation – is it really possible?

Are tools for gauging the risk of radicalisation used correctly?

Faith is a private matter for young Norwegian Muslims

Many young Muslims in Norway take a more relaxed approach to practicing their religion, such as how often they pray each day or attend mosque.

Growing number of Muslim pilgrims in Europe

Pilgrimages have become more popular all over the world in recent years. New pilgrimage sites are emerging and in Europe Muslims and Christians are visiting each other’s pilgrimage sites.

Justifying gender equality through Islam

Young Norwegian Muslims are more liberal than their parents’ generation when it comes to equality and homosexuality, but both groups find support for their view in Islam, according to a new study.

Who reads the Bible in Norway?

A recent report on Bible use provides some answers.

Gender-equality ideals make Muslim women more religious

When gender equality is portrayed as a uniquely Western value, immigrant Muslim women choose to embrace religion as a result, according to a Norwegian researcher.

How Norwegians made sure criminals went to Hell

During the Middle Ages, people were deeply concerned about the fate of bad criminals: Not only was it necessary to punish them on Earth, but every effort had to be made to make certain they went to Hell.

Why do Norwegian youths believe the West is at war with Islam?

Nearly sixty percent of Oslo’s youth population believe the West is at war with Islam. Is it just a sign of the times?