Norsk presse får ikke være alene om å beskrive ISIS-demoen på Eidsvolls plass. Tarek Fatah fra Toronto Sun var også der og snakket med initiativtakere og deltakere.
Han fikk andre svar enn det norske journalister gjorde, kanskje fordi svarene til en utlending var mer ærlig, eller fordi han stilte andre spørsmål?
Ingen av de han spurte tok avstand fra jihad med våpen i hånd. Heller ikke sharia. Det var ISIS man var ute etter. Det var Iran som sto bak demonstrasjonen, mener Fatah, om ikke direkte så var aktivistene bak demoen knyttet til Iran.
Det var m.a.o. Iran mot Saudi-Arabia på plenen utenfor Stortinget. Dette har ikke gått opp for norske medier, til tross for at Magne Lindholm enkelt fant frem til Iran-tilknytningen via hjemmesiden til organisasjonen Stand4Hussain, som Faten Mahdi al-Hussaini er med å lede.
The Monday protest was intended to help stem the rising tide of Islamic radicalism.
I talked to many Arab and Somali women in hijab, and asked them if they renounced the doctrine of armed jihad, or opposed the use of sharia as a source of public law.
Not one was against jihad, but they all insisted they were against ISIS.
Later, the crowd of more than 5,000 Norwegians, including hundreds of Muslims, marched to Norway’s parliament, where Prime Minister Erna Solberg spoke.
She quoted the Prophet Mohammed saying, “If one of you sees something wrong, let him change it with his hand; if he cannot, then with his tongue; if he cannot, then with his heart and this is the weakest faith.”
Mehran Marri, exiled leader of Balochistan’s Marri tribe in Pakistan’s war-torn Balochistan, where ISIS affiliates are fighting Baloch nationalists, also attended the protest, but thought political correctness was in play.
Marri told me marching against ISIS was not enough.
“We cannot fight ISIS without fighting the doctrine of jihad and without exposing the bankruptcy of Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran,” he said.
“Too many leaders in the West are reluctant to identify the elephant in the room, which is Islamism. If they cannot fight the ideological foundation of ISIS, then we will see the ISIS cancer spread.”