THE Norwegian Prime Minister has demanded migrants arriving in her country must “work to sustain a living” and “cannot say no to jobs like working in a restaurant where they serve pork or alcohol” for religious reasons.
The Scandinavian country has kept maintained a hard stance on the European migrant crisisand successfully challenged European Union migrant quotas, which enabled them to maintain the regular border checks introduced at the beginning of this year, and designed to limit the flow of irregular migrants.
EU law suggests members of the bloc can only bring in emergency frontier controls for an initial period of two months, which can be extended to a maximum of six months in extreme circumstances.
Speaking on Euronews’ Global Conversation, Ms Solberg said: “It is part of our normal educational system that you are discussing why people are fleeing from countries, what is the convention what is the responsibilities we have, this is all part of the school curriculum in Norway.
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Upon being challenged about religious differences between her country and that of arriving migrants, she rebuked: “I do not think it is a complex issue that if you are going to come to country.
“You have to work to sustain a living, you cannot say no to jobs like working in a restaurant where they will serve pork or alcohol.
“You cannot expect that the Norwegian society will pay you benefits if you are refusing to work for religious reasons.
“But sometimes it is also because they make some demands that make it more difficult for them to get a job and sometimes it is because their husbands don’t like to see them get too involved in Norwegian society, because then they get a taste of freedom of women in our society, so there is also some type of patriarchy in this.”
Ms Solberg added that around 3,100 refugees are being allowed to make home in Noway as they continue to participate in helping solve the humanitarian crisis.
The Scandinavian country is a part of the Schengen Zone, which was created to allow citizens of EU member countries to travel freely without passport checks to other nations within the area.
Her views echoed that of Ms Solberg, after she took to social media to tell potential newcomers that they couldn’t dictate terms to the country, saying in Norway “we drink and eat pork”.
She wrote on Twitter: “I believe those who come to Norway must integrate into our society.
“Here we eat pork, drink alcohol and show our face. One must abide by the values, laws and regulations we have in Norway when one comes here.”