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Party leader attacked Islam

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In a speech in Bergen Tuesday, Carl I. Hagen said the prophet Muhammad must have said: «Let the little children come to me so that I can use them in my fight to Islamize the world.»

Hagen, head of the Progress party, launched an attack on Islam when he spoke at the independent congregation Levende Ord in Bergen Tuesday. In his speech Hagen stated that small children were used as suicide bombers in order to Islamize the world, reported the Norwegian television channel NRK.

«We Christians are very concerned about children. «Let the little children come to me,» said Jesus. I can’t imagine Muhammad could have said the same thing,» Hagen said, and the audience responded by laughing.

«In case he said the same thing, it must have been, « Let the little children come to me so that I can use them in my fight to Islamize the world,»» Hagen said.

Spokesperson Zahid Mukhtar in Islamsk Råd Norge only shakes his head of Hagen’s statements.

«This is just nonsense,» Mukhtar said to the Norwegian news bureau (NTB). «Hagen is once again trying to create a split between Muslims and non-Muslims, and between Muslims and Norwegians.»

He claims the statements only prove how little the party leader knows about Islam.

«Muhammad has said a lot of things about children, and if Hagen wants to learn anything about it, he is most welcome to visit us or any other mosque in Norway,» Zahid Mukhtar said.

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