Christian Tybring-Gjedde

Christian Tybring-Gjedde
Christian Tybring-Gjedde
Member of Parliament
for Oslo
Assumed office
19 October 2005
Personal details
Born 8 August 1963 (1963-08-08) (age 48)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Progress Party
Children Four
Residence Oslo, Norway
Occupation Politician
Religion Church of Norway[1]

Christian Tybring-Gjedde (born 8 August 1963) is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party. He is currently a Member of Parliament and leader of the Progress Party's Oslo county chapter.[2]


Personal life

Tybring-Gjedde was born in Oslo to wholesaler Harald Tybring-Gjedde (born 1930) and Irene Mathilde Falch (born 1930). From 1984 to 1988 he studied at Loyola University Chicago, USA, where he achieved a bachelor degree in political science. From 1988 to 1990 he studied at the University of Denver, USA, achieving a master degree in international studies. From 1993 to 2005 he was employed in the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.[3]

He has four children together with his cohabitant.[4]

Political career

Tybring-Gjedde has been a member of the Progress Party since 1979.[4] He was a member of the Oslo city council from 2003 to 2005, and has since 2005 been a Member of Parliament from Oslo. Since his entrance in parliament, he has also been a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.[3]

Political views

Tybring-Gjedde is opposed to Norwegian membership of the European Union, and in 2005 stated that his most important issues was to work for more "active economic policies" and a "more active and realistic immigration and integration policy".[1] He is also a member of the pro-Israel group Friends of Israel in the Parliament of Norway.

Tybring-Gjedde has said that immigration to Norway should be "dramatically reduced",[4] especially from Muslim countries.[5] He has also proposed a 24 year old age limit for bringing in spouses from abroad for family reunion, and to generally just give temporary residence permits to asylum seekers. He also proposed to withdraw residence permits for asylum seekers that go on vacation back to the countries they said they had fled from.[4] He has compared the hijab to the Ku Klux Klan dress, and has said that Norway should take a tough stand against the Islamisation happening "before our eyes".[2][6] After the accusations of increasing levels of antisemitism among Muslim pupils in 2010, he called for schools to establish one special day of the year to teach about Holocaust and the History of Jews. He also suggested that Muslim pupils should wear a Star of David for the proposed day.[7]

He gained publicity when he co-authored a feature story in Aftenposten titled "Dream from Disneyland", where he harshly critizised the Norwegian Labour Party-led immigration policy.[8] The feature said that the immigration was threatening to "tear Norway apart", and that the Labour Party had stabbed the Norwegian culture in the back.[9][10] In his speech at the 2011 Progress Party National Convention, he devoted much time to attacking the conditions he described that ethnic Norwegians were living under in the multicultural suburb of Grorud Valley in Oslo.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Christian Tybring-Gjedde (Oslo Frp)" (in Norwegian). TV 2. 16 August 2005. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Mauno, Hanne (3 March 2010). "– Hijab er som Ku Klux Klan" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Tybring-Gjedde, Christian (1963-)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Jenssen, Grethe Kielland (29 June 2009). "- Vekk med særbehandlingen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Andersen, Mads A.; Johnsrud, Ingar; Grøttum, Eva-Therese; Glomnes, Lars M. (14 May 2011). "Støre slakter Frp-utspill: - Grenser til det hatske" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang (Gardermoen). Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Frp-politiker sammenligner hijab med Ku Klux Klan" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ber muslimer gå med David-stjerne" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Andersen, Kent; Tybring-Gjedde, Christian (26 August 2010). "Drøm fra Disneyland" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sier han representerer flertallet" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  10. ^ Bakke Håndlykken, Tora (27 August 2010). "Tybring-Gjedde: - Jeg representerer flertallet" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  11. ^ Johnsrud, Ingar; Andersen, Mads A. (13 May 2011). "Frp-topp: - Innvandrergutter blir hissigere enn norske" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang (Gardermoen). Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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