This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Friðbjörn.
|Höfðingi of Fjalland|
Assumed office |
1 Janurary 2003
|Preceded by||Aðalsteinn Þorkellsson|
|Ráðherra of Health|
25 August 1998 – 1 January 2003
|Preceded by||Björn Böðvarsson|
|Succeeded by||Ingibjörg Fannardottir|
|Born||May 18, 1964 (age 48)|
|Political party||Fjalland Patriotic Union|
|Alma mater||Eiður Medical School|
|Religion||Church of Fjalland|
While Friðbjörn is wildly popular in Fjalland, political observors from other nations have openly and harshly critised Friðbjörn for his supposedly discrimitory policies. Friðbjörn refused to acknowledge gay rights in his country while other Scandinavian nation have done so, and even denoucing the Icelandic prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir for her own policies. He has refused to bend on the immigration laws of his nation, which refuse to allow foreigners to settle in Fjalland, and his military's policy of hunting down and executing illegal migrants.
Though Friðbjörn's ideals are considered anthema in the Western World, he is still heavily supported by his own people, and former leaders of Fjalland such as Aðalsteinn Þorkellsson, have praised him for swepting economic reforms, reforms that save Fjalland from a potential disaterous economic collapse, such as that one which was experienced by nearby Iceland. His "military first" programs have given Fjalland the best-equipped and trained military force in Northern Europe, and despite its small size, maintains one of the greatest special forces in the Western World.