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Progress MP slams colleague for halal award
One of the Progress Party's seven ministers has been slammed by a party colleague for giving out a diversity award to the Norwegian armed forces.
The armed forces received the award, from Norway's Directorate of Integration and Diversity, for its decision to allow staff to wear the hijab, turbans, or skull caps on duty, and for serving halal food in its canteens.
"It goes against the Progress Party's manifesto, national congress resolutions and repeated decisions in the parliamentary group," Progress MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde told NRK. "We do not want these kind of religious symbols on neutral uniforms."
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