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Norway government turmoil over jihad

Norway Progress Party announced it was leaving the right-wing coalition government over the repatriation of an alleged Islamic State member and her two children last week.

We don’t compromise with people who have voluntarily joined terror organisations,” party leader Siv Jensen told reporters in Oslo.

We don’t get enough of the Progress Party’s policies through,” Jensen added.

Without the Progress Party, the coalition, headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, loses its majority in parliament, but she will still remain in charge.

While announcing her party’s decision, Jensen said it was “natural” that Solberg would remain Prime minister.

The 29-year-old Norwegian woman of Pakistani origin, was married to an Islamic State fighter.

The Progress Party had been in favour of bringing back the children but opposed her return, but all of them the mothere and her two children were repatriated to Norway on humanitarian grounds. The other three parties making up the coalition government ignored the objections of Progress Party and approved it.

The woman is accused of being a member of both the Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State and was arrested by arrival.

Her five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter, born to different jihadist fighters, have been hospitalised.

Tusk for Brexit ‘good will’

“…We confirmed our strong commitment to the transatlantic relationship, and to further strengthening security cooperation, including between NATO and the EU” – said President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.

“… Let me make a general remark about Brexit. These negotiations are difficult enough as they are. If we start arguing before they even begin, they will become impossible. The stakes are too high to let our emotions get out of hand. Because at stake are the daily lives and interests of millions of people on both sides of the Channel. We must keep in mind that in order to succeed, today we need discretion, moderation, mutual respect and a maximum of good will.” – said President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.