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Stop Islamisation of Norway

Stop Islamisation of Norway
Abbreviation SIAN
Formation 2008 (2000)
  • Norway
Membership 3,000 (in 2011)
Leader Arne Tumyr
Website .no.sianwww

Stop Islamisation of Norway (Arne Tumyr, and has several thousand members and supporters.[2][3]

By mid-2011, it was reported that the organisation had close to 13,000 members or "likes" on its Stavanger.[2] These figures makes it by far the biggest national "Stop Islamisation" group in Europe, also beating Stop Islamisation of Europe.[4]

In 2012 SIAN broke with the mother organization Stop Islamization of Europe.

Arne Tumyr, leader of SIAN, at a Bergen Student Society debate in 2012.


The predecessor to SIAN was started in early 2000 as Aksjonskomiteen mot bønnerop (lit. "Action Committee against prayer calling"), originally to protest against a request by the Islamic Cultural Centre to broadcast the Adhan (prayer calling) at a local Oslo Mosque using loudspeakers.[1][5]

In November 2000, about a dozen members of FOMI held a demonstration against Adhan from Mosques in Norway and Islamisation.[6] Legislation to ban Adhan by loudspeakers was proposed in parliament by Carl I. Hagen and the Progress Party, but was voted down by all other parties.[6] In 2004, the two Jewish founders of the Norwegian Israel Centre were expelled from the Mosaic Religious Community (Jewish community of Oslo), after they had joined FOMI and the Democrats party for the annual commemoration of the Kristallnacht.[7]

On 11 September 2000, the group changed its name to Forum Against Islamisation (Forum mot islamisering, FOMI). As a new series of "Stop Islamisation" groups started become established around Europe, the name was on 16 February 2008 changed to its current name, Stop Islamisation of Norway.[1][8]

SIAN was joined by anti-immigration activist and former Norwegian resistance fighter Erik Gjems-Onstad, and the leader of the Norwegian Patriots, Øyvind Heian in May 2009[9] for an anti-Islamism demonstration in Oslo. They were heavily outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. Tumyr also compared Muslim immigration to Norway with the Nazi invasion of Norway in 1940.[10] In June 2009, SIAN was again joined by Heian for a demonstration in Oslo. The Blitz movement[11] and the Red Party in turn held an illegal counter-demonstration, against what they called "Nazis and racists".[12] Both demonstrations developed into minor street clashes.[10][11]

Tumyr and SIAN were joined by the leader of the Democrats party, Vidar Kleppe, for speeches when SIAN held an arrangement in Bergen in August 2010.[13] SOS Rasisme held a counter-demonstration at the event.[13] On 11 September, SIAN held a commemoration of the September 11 terror attacks, and were joined by Anders Gravers Pedersen of Stop Islamisation of Europe.[14] Some groups of SOS Rasisme and Blitz movement activists tried to disrupt the event.[14]

The leader of the local Nordstrand chapter of the Socialist Left Party in Oslo, Morten Schau, joined SIAN to much controversy in January 2011.[15] He resigned from the Socialist Left Party later the same day, after the leader of the Oslo chapter deemed membership of SIAN as "incompatible" with being a member of the party.[16]

In February 2011 Norwegian Defence League, Tumyr stated that their ideology, intent on "stopping Islam" was the same, although their means of expression differed.[3]

In 2012 there was a split in the organisation after the leader Arne Tumyr refused to cooperate with [17][18]


Local radio

In March 2012, the local chapter of SIAN in Sandnes on the Radio Kos channel. The channel's internet radio in turn had to increase its capacity from 25,000 listeners to 200,000 due to high traffic around the same time.[19]

Views by commentators

In a comment in [21] At the same time as Gule was chairman of NHA, the NHA was convicted of libels against the leader of SIAN, Arne Tumyr, after it publicly had characterised a letter to the editor from Tumyr as "racist".[22] Ingunn Økland of Aftenposten has criticized the use both by SIAN and its opponents of labelling each other "Nazi" in the Islam debate.[23]

On the other hand, Iraqi refugee and writer Klassekampen in 2005 stated that "the forum showed a variation of thoughts and opinions within the frame of fear of Islamism. The fear of Islamism is healthy and legitimate for the population of Europe, and in the Muslim world."[24]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Tumyr, Arne (5 November 2010). "Spørsmål om SIAN og islam". Stopp islamiseringen av Norge (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Andersen, Atle (9 July 2011). "Advarer mot islamister".  
  3. ^ a b c d e Olsen, Asbjørn (28 February 2011). "PST frykter ekstrem anti-islamisme".  
  4. ^ Sarwar, Shazia (23 August 2011). "Hevder at muslimer vil være i flertall i Norge i 2060".  
  5. ^ "Høyreekstremisme i Norge 2004". Antirasistisk Senter (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Hegtun, Halvor (24 November 2000). "Demonstranter ikke bønnhørt".  
  7. ^ "Det Mosaiske Trossamfund ekskluderer medlemmer".  
  8. ^ "Hva vil SIAN?". Stopp islamiseringen av Norge (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Torgersen, Hans O. (22 May 2009). "Antimuslimske demonstranter måtte ha politibeskyttelse".  
  10. ^ a b "NorgesPatriotene-profil måtte eskorteres bort av politiet".  
  11. ^ a b Aass Kristiansen, Arnhild; Granly Meldalen, Sindre (13 June 2009). "Norgespatriotene-leder angrepet i Oslo sentrum".  
  12. ^ Akerhaug, Lars (11 June 2009). "Ulovlig demonstrasjon mot islam-motstandere lørdag".  
  13. ^ a b Lura, Christian; Askvik, Kristine (21 August 2010). "Fryktet bråk".  
  14. ^ a b "11. september-markering uten dramatikk".  
  15. ^ "SV-politiker støtter anti-islamiseringsgruppe".  
  16. ^ Akerhaug, Lars (12 January 2011). "SV-lokalleder melder seg ut etter islam-uenighet".  
  17. ^ Siv Sandvik: Dette er mannen som trekker i trådene i islamhatbevegelsen NRK, 12. December 2012
  18. ^ NTB: Antiislamister trosset snø og kulde i Oslo Vårt Land, 16 December 2012
  19. ^ Larsen, Morten Wiik; Frafjord, Magne; Skien, John; Bruket, Samina (9 March 2012). "– De kan ikke komme her og gjøre Norge islamsk" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  20. ^ Johansen, Jahn Otto. "Muslimer og jøder diaboliseres".  
  21. ^ Comment by Lars Gule in Klassekampen, 24.2. 2005
  22. ^ Nærland, Mina Hauge (6 December 2005). """Dømt etter å ha kalt uttalelser "rasistiske.  
  23. ^ Økland, Ingunn (31 January 2011). "Nazisme som trumfkort i islamdebatten".  
  24. ^ al-Kubaisi, Walid (5 February 2005). "Norge for nordmenn".  

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