Verdens Gang 2013 04 30, Sindre Hovdenak
Verdens Gang castigates recently released book by Pal Activist Erik Fosse.
“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”.