Imam Syed Farasat Ali Bukhari’s accurate interpretation of the teachings of the Qur’an led to rejection of his application for an Islamic School in Oslo.Muslims who don’t believe the same are considered to be apostates (punishable by death) in many Muslim countries.
The Foreigner (H/T Maria) –A REPORTthat aired on Norwegian TV, about an Imam, Syed Farasat Ali Bukhari, showed him saying that in Islam, anyone caught in an Islamic state not fasting during Ramadan is to be beheaded. The report comes on the heels of an application for an Islamic private school for 200 pupils in Oslo. Apparently the application has been turned down in light of the revelations of the extreme views of the Imam. Apparently the Norwegian government was going to approve of the school until the report aired.
Omitting this information from his application to the Directorate for Education and Training, the Ministry of Education and Research’s executive body, he says in a YouTube video that, “A person who eats and drinks in public during Ramadan ridicules Islam”, reports NRK. “Authorities shall decapitate the individual if he/she is within the jurisdiction of a Muslim society or state.”
Labour (Ap) politician Marianne Aasen, chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Research, and Church Affairs, tells The Foreigner “his application will not be granted [now].”
“Every child in any school in Norway, religious or otherwise, learns about democracy and human rights, and it is very important for us that the government’s education policy for Norwegian schools is followed. The government also has to be able to trusts this will happen, which will be very difficult in this case.”
The Socialist Left (SV) Party’s leader, and Minister of Education, Kristin Halvorsen, calls his statements advocating such measures as “unacceptable”, confirming the school will not be established on this basis. “The attitudes express in [NRK’s report] are a clear violation of Norwegian law,” she says. Trine Skei Grande, leader of the Liberal Party (V), tells The Foreigner she was “shocked”.