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‘Alcohol-free Christmas’ aids integration: expert

An expert on Islam has suggested that Norwegians could improve integration by removing beer, wine and spirits from the Christmas party table, The Local reports.

Lars Gule, a researcher on extremism and Islam, told broadcaster NRK that one way Norwegians could contribute to the integration of people from foreign countries would be to pay more attention to the fact that many Muslims don’t drink alcohol.

As Norwegians enter Christmas party season, Gule suggested that workplaces that have foreign employees should consider making the events void of schnapps, wine and beer.

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