The Norwegian policeman Stein-Robin Kleven Bergh, was sacked for the first time after he on Facebook called former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg "krapyl" (scum), which he later apologized for.
This decision was repealed by the Central Police Employment Council, and Bergh was reinstated but got a disciplinary penalty and a written reprimand.
Then in the fall last year, the outspoken policeman made news again, this time over remarks about the asylum and refugee policy, and he wrote a rhetorical Facebook status message about former Minister of Culture, Hadia Tajik (Labor).
"And such people sit in the Parliament - of course representing Labor. Let's protect terrorists! Is she also a supporter of ABB?" wrote the policeman on his Facebook page. (ABB = Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik).
The policeman's Facebook status came after the Muslim Labor politician told the newspaper Aftenposten, that she is critical of prohibiting statements that support terror.
The policeman's extremely rude and totally outrageous questions after ISIS supporters in Norway saluted beheadings and the Labor politician said just let them, was the drop for the police management, and again he was called in be told he was sacked.
Hadia Tajik, who was the first Muslim to serve in the Norwegian cabinet, has been under fire several times.
While serving under Storberget, she was accused of being involved in the so-called hijab-affair. The incident occurred when the Department of Justice withdrew a proposal to allow female police officers to wear the hijab in the service, as a result of fierce uproar. The proposal was authored by Tajik and fellow state secretary Astri Aas-Hansen and the final decision was allegedly made by them without consulting Storberget. The allegations were never confirmed but when the Department announced its decision, the media felt the Minister left the impression that the two women were to blame. Later in 2009 she again served as an advisor for the Minister for Labour and Social Inclusion.
Then in 2014, she actually said about radicalization of Muslim youths in Norway, who travelled to Syria to wage jihad with the rest of the crazies in IS: "Give the (Muslim) youths a Quran before the extremists get hold of them".
Officer Bergh complained about the dismissal, but the Central Police Employment Council has now rejected the appeal.
All Facebook comments by the policeman were made in his free time, off duty and as a civilian.
Kleven Bergh is also a politician for the Progress Party (FrP), and he believes that he as a policeman has the same right to express himself as others, but that he is being punished for his political views, he told NRK.
What do you think? Should policemen be excluded from freedom of speech 24/7 because of their job, or does the job stop when they go home - when free speech applies to the rest of us.
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