Monthly Archives: October 2010

Increased radicalization among Oslo-Muslims

Aftenposten today reports that Labor (Arbeiderpartiet) politician Jan Bøhler has been contacted by “several” immigrants who warn of increased radicalization among Oslo-Muslims. Bøhler advocates a softee-softee-catchee-monkey approach, rather than demonize-and-persecute. He might have a point. Unauthorized translation: – This last…

Aftenposten is a dirty liar!

On Thursday October 28, Aftenposten served the following photo to unsuspecting readers: The text accompanying the picture goes…. ….Palestinian man restrained by Israeli Riot police in the PALESTINIAN town of Umm el Fahm in the North of Israel….. The picture…

Bishop is the new Prophet

The Rev. Harald Nordhaug, the bishop of Bjørgvin offers new exegetic insights and refers to Palestinian political priest Naim Ateek with whom he cosponsored an event in Bergen this week. According to the Reverend Bishop, the Bible (as in the…

Not in Norwegian news

Hamas flaunts just about all rules and blows up 13 compatriots, including at least 5 children and three women at Kassam training center. None of the relevant Norwegian media outfits finds this remotely intersting, but NRK ought to be congratulated…

DN demolishes Gullvåg-defence, snipes at gove

Norway’s most prominent business newspaper DN today tackles Norwegian artist Håkon Gullvåg head-on, and also questions whether it is wise of the MFA to incite hatred between neighboring countries. Two pieces by artist Håkon Gullvåg have been removed from an…

Them and us

Scenario 1: Israel is attacked with rockets. After years of being tolerating war crimes against civil population for the sake of advancing peace and to not harm innocent civilians on enemy side, it finally decides enough is enough and hits…

Is Støre being pragmatic or immoral?

Norway FM Jonas Gahr Støre is attracting criticism for having purportedly warned the Nobel committee about the consequences of handing out the Nobel prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. This makes sense. China is very powerful. Yet to see such…