Monthly Archives: January 2011

Academic vs “academic”

I just read a very interesting OpEd by social anthropologist Unni Wikan, a true academic with feet firmly planted in reality to judge both by her CV and published material. Unni (I am sure she wont object to this familiarity,…

Odd-Bjørn Fure – right man for the job?

Following a number of anti-Semitic incidents and international criticism, the Holocaust Centre is being given funds to survey anti-Semitism in contemporary Norway. But is the leader of the Holocaust Centre, Odd-Bjørn Fure, the right man for the job? We need…

Gentleman politician suggests ban on Hizb

Hans Olav Syversen (Christian Democrats) is a well-mannered gentleman who can always be counted on in the fight anti-Semitism. Verdens Gang publishes an article today where Syversen makes his mind known on Hizb ut Tahrir and Qaradawi. A few quotes:…

Jostein Gaarder: my op-ed was not anti-semitic

Five years after having written one of the most ludicrously anti-Semitic op-ed’s in Norwegian history, Jostein Gaarder still considers it to have been an expression of “legitimate Israel-criticism”. In 2006, author and academic Mr. Jostein Gaarder wrote one of the…

Israel: All contact with Hamas is damaging

Many Norwegians would resent it if Lieberman were to jaw-jaw with the Taliban. Now Støre has been chattering with Hamas. Aftenposten.no quotes from an Israeli embassy press release in the article “All contact with Hamas is damaging“: – Israel’s position…