Norwegian Minister Faces No-Confidence Vote after Terrorism Post

(From The Guardian)

A social media post by Norway’s justice minister accusing the opposition Labour party of putting terrorists’ rights above national security has triggered a no-confidence vote that could bring down the country’s minority government.

A majority of MPs in parliament back Tuesday’s scheduled vote against Sylvi Listhaug, of the populist, anti-immigration Progress party, after widespread outrage at a Facebook post that she has since deleted.

“Labour thinks the rights of terrorists are more important than the nation’s security. Like and share,” the minister wrote on 9 March beneath a photo of masked Islamist fighters dressed in combat fatigues, black scarves and ammunition belts.

The rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik shot dead 69 mainly young people at a Labour youth movement summer camp on Utøya island in July 2011. Eight more were killed by a car bomb in central Oslo.

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