Commander of St. Olav’s Order candidate gets a bad review

BOOK REVIEW: ERIK FOSSE, LIFE IN MY HANDS

Verdens Gang 2013 04 30, Sindre Hovdenak

Summary.

Verdens Gang castigates recently released book by Pal Activist Erik Fosse.

Quotes:

“By itself, it presents no problem when a documentary author has a clearly defined political standpoint; however this rarely results in good literature. This also applies to Fosse’s book.

One thing is his fussy and flat prose, not separating major and minor events or people and political dramas.

Far worse are his political elucidations. Erik Fosse writes on having brought his medical ethics into a conflict in which political standpoints are unavoidable.

I understand this is challenging, as is my understanding of his burning desire to report on the Palestinians destiny.

However, as the book comes to its end, this goes all wrong, when Fosse writes. “The way Islamic Jihad used Islam was not very different from how Desmond Tutu used Christianity to mobilize against apartheid in South Africa.

No, Fosse, this is all wrong. Equaling violent Islamism with the consistent non-violent approach which Tutu represented is at best a gross misrepresentation; at worst a symptom of political blindness.

This also makes it difficult to rely on Fosse’s other political discourses in this book”.

5 comments for “Commander of St. Olav’s Order candidate gets a bad review

  1. Ellen
    May 4, 2013 at 8:17 am

    He doesn’t quite seem to have the same talent at scratching the media’s ears as Gilbert has. And that’s a good thing.

  2. : )
    May 4, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Ellen, he probably is a good doctor and use his time on his proffesion and think before he talks in public. Its a shame that he mingel with people like Gilbert or he had been a ok man to trust.

    He might be like this guy:
    http://www.dagbladet.no/2013/04/29/nyheter/oygard/overgrep/26905402/
    McG what do you say about the way this guy clame to Stoltenberg.
    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/ordforersaken/artikkel.php?artid=10072576

    Ellen I doubt McG can do anything else than shout and be mad about this guy to get his honor but if one don’t say anything it might look like he is actuall pro-Israel and then mad gilbert might get some heavy ideas about that they have to do something. These people are unstable and paranoid thats if one want to have fun one stay away they just make chaos and scandals where ever they go. McG is there not a island one can send them for a holiday camp so they can party safe with out poor people like Ellen bumping into them? Ups what did I say? Well just forgett that one might get accused for hate speach now. To speak in Norway is so dificult that its better to say nothing!

  3. Martin
    May 5, 2013 at 5:40 am

    These people already have an island to repair to, it is called Utoye. I am sure it is now safe for all the supporters of Arab terror headed by Stoltenbergto visit and continue their hateful tirade against the Jewish state.

  4. : )
    May 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Martin,

    I hope next time Stoltenberg goes to motivate young people at Utøya he also share some visdom he has gain about what can happen to one if one get bad friends. To me Stoltenberg will forever be a man that keept his hand over a person that had abused a child in the media, when the poor child had nothing to defend her else that she was a child. https://www.facebook.com/vitrordeg In Norway we always support the weak, yes sure, kiss my ass!

    I really hope AP finds new friends down in Palestina that work for a peacefull solution and that refuse to use terror.
    http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/Advarer-mot-boikott-av-israelsk-LO-7193479.html#.UYaDq7XJTa8

    I really hope that in two weeks the news says that two of four LO members vote for Høyre: http://www.dn.no/forsiden/politikkSamfunn/article2608174.ece

    Thats all, it will be fun to see what happen Martin, but be realistic politic is about feelings its impossible to predict!

  5. : )
    May 8, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Ellen,

    I think Schjenken knows what this is about more than anyone else of us. What a straw man they have made of him McG.

    http://www.journalisten.no/node/39429

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