Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tove-Lise Torve

Without a doubt, Tove-Lise Torve is an accomplished woman. She finished high school, has started several college programs in nursing and completed an internet program in municipal economics and organizational psychology. She was elected to this session of the Norwegian…

Now Norwegians know what Khaybar means

Norwegians who read Dagbladets book review of Halvor Tjønns book “Muhammed” will by now probably understand the extreme gravity of the placard in the 2009 Gaza demonstration that turned into a pogrom in Oslo. Several placards had the words Khaybar, Khaybar, ya…

Censorship of the uninformed

Blogger arrested in Egypt, Norwegian broadsheet Aftenposten reports. Somehow, the journalist failed to find out why. In a piece in today’s Aftenposten, “The army sets limits on people’s freedom”, Journalist Tor Arne Andreassen mentions blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, who was…

Stupid is as Stupid does

Look at Hamas bragging how they fire rockets from civilian centers. Hm, wonder if this is allowed under the Geneva convention? What say you, Trettebergstuen, Håheim, Tajik and Chaudry, would you care to discuss this callous exposure of civil population…

“Jews are like nazis”, claims popular academic

Claiming that “the Jews” have become “pretty much like nazis” no longer raises eyebrows. Thomas Hylland Eriksen is a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, and if any Norwegian academic can claim household recognition, it’s him. He…

Black students say keep apartheid out of it

J’post has this little gem today Apparently black students from several universities have had enough of the misappropriation of the term ‘apartheid’ that Students for Justice in Palestine have stolen from Black Americans. In a series of ads that will…

School bus recap

What the Norwegian media has told us, and what it couldn’t be bothered to mention. Information in Norwegian about how Hamas targeted an Israeli school buss with an anti-tank missile yesterday has been almost exclusively channelled through one piece by…

What a difference a verb makes

It’s the kind of thing you just can’t stop noticing, once you know what to look for. Listen, we can’t for the life of us believe journalists do this consciously. But pay attention to pieces about the Arab/Israeli conflict, and…