A senior politician in the Norwegian government's second party has proposed stripping mosques of government subsidies and closing the Koran schools attached to them if they are shown to preach "classical Shariah law".

Writing on the website of Norway's NRK, Per Sandberg, vice-chairman of Norway's anti-immigrant Progress Party, called for an "ideological mapping" of the country's mosques to single out those which promote an unacceptable version of Islam.

He also proposed banning Muslim prayer in schools, stopping schoolgirls from wearing the veil, and sending government ideologists to preach in mosques.

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