Wise move by a usually dense leftist.
Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre says no to mosque-money from Saudi Arabia
Gahr Støre is skeptical that states which do not practice religion will finance religion in Norway. It writes Our Country Monday.
Because Islam is the state religion in the powerful oil state, it is not allowed to build place of worship than mosques in Saudi Arabia. The ban meant that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) responded in 2010.
When two Norwegian Muslim congregations applied UD-approval for Saudi donations to mosque construction, put the then Foreign Minister foot down.
Asked by Our Country about Støre still feel the same today, he replies:
– Yes, I have the same general attitude today.