|Anti-Immigration Sentiment Rises in ‘Tolerant’ Norway|
| [10.07.2011, 11:47am, Sun. GMT]|
|The number of Norwegians who want a stop to immigration has never been so high, as the country is subjected to record levels of third-world invasion. 53.7 per cent of citizens said they want a complete stop to immigration, a rise from 45.8 per cent in 2005. Of the 1,380 people interviewed for the ‘Integration’s Barometer 2010’ survey, 48.7 per cent also said that Norway’s policies of integration have failed, a 12 per cent rise from 2005.Newspaper Aftenposten reported that the results represent a record-high level of opposition to immigration in the country – it questioned whether Norwegians had reached their ‘pain threshold’ as regards the high number of migrants their society is expected to assimilate.|
The findings also showed that 60 per cent of people blame the failure of foreigners to integrate on the lack of effort of Norwegians themselves, whereas 83.5 per cent blame the immigrants. Six out of ten criticise authorities for their unsuccessful clampdown on high levels of immigration.
Long regarded as one of Europe’s most tolerant countries, it seems Norway – like so many other white homelands – is finally beginning to learn the price for such tolerance.
Although not in the EU, the country is part of the borderless Schengen Area, which guarantees free movement to anyone granted residency within it.
65,065 immigrated to Norway in 2010, more than double the number in 2005. 10,064 sought asylum there last year, despite Norway’s being on the periphery of Northern Europe.
In January 2011, it was estimated that 500,000 immigrants live in Norway, plus 100,000 children of immigrants. These figures alone account for over 12 per cent of the population.
The survey also found that almost four out of ten Norwegians want to see the hijab banned in public, and four out of ten think immigration threatens Norwegian values.
In May 2011, an Oslo Police report found that all rapes in Oslo in the last five years were committed by non-white immigrants.
(British National Party)