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Source: Muslim Women News

September 2012

Hadia Tajik Appointed as Minister of Culture

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway has appointed a 29-year old Muslim woman, Hadia Tajik, as Norway’s Minister of Culture.

She’s become Norway’s youngest government minister, as well as the first ever Muslim cabinet member in the Scandinavian country.

She has already made public her programme for the next few months and pointed out that cultural diversity should become an inalienable part of Norway’s everyday life.

Hadia Tajik was born into the family of Pakistani immigrants, had long worked for Norway’s leading mass media until she was made an adviser to the Labour Minister on social issues.

On the same day Norway saw mass-scale Muslim protests against the US-made anti-Islamic movie Innocence of Muslims.


Hadia Tajik is a lawyer and journalist. She studied human rights at Kingston University in England and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Stavanger University College.

She went on to study law at the University of Oslo, receiving her Master of Law degree this year.

Reference: Wikipedia