Some say the riots of January 2009 were motivated by love and compassion, or at least legitimate rage over Israel’s Cast Lead. In his recently published book, Norwegian author and editor Eirik Eiglad points out that the riots were the most overtly racist demonstrations Norway has ever seen.
On Thursday March 2th Mr.Eiglad meets with editor Kirsti Bergh of Fri Tanke (Free Thought) at Sound of Mu.
“On a weekend in January 2009, Oslo was shaken: Massive protests against the war in Gaza degenerated into the most violent riots Norway had seen for three decades. Despite massive media attention, few seem to have grasped the real significance of the events. What were their political messages? How did the Left respond to the protests and the ensuing riots? To what extent did the riots fall into age-old patterns of anti-Semitic hatred?
The Anti-Jewish Riots in Oslo is a personal narrative of the events, as one Norwegian anti-fascist activist experienced them. This book is a must-read; both as a reminder and as a warning.”