Only in Norway could you have such a shameful situation that a Christian youth organisation such as the YMCA/YWCA organise a debate where one of the speakers is a terrorist.
Yes, thats right. The Norwegian chapter of the YMCA/YWCA think it is appropriate to invite unreformed and unrepentant terrorist Lars Gule to pontificate on the ills of Israel. You just couldn’t dream up a similar scenario elsewhere, not in so-called civil and enlightened countries anyway.
I suggest writing letters to express outrage and demand an apology if not an explanation how they could get it so very wrong. Surely, they would not consider inviting other Norwegian terrorists to any of their youth camps to enlighten the children? Would they have invited Anders Behring Breivik? Who just won a case against the Norwegian state for inhumane conditions in gaol? Or would they have invited Anders Cameroon Østensvig Dale? Murdering for Al Qaida in Yemen and black listed by the US? Or what about Mullah Krekar? Or Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, if he hadn’t blown himself up in Nairobi? Or any other home grown terrorist for that matter? Of course not? Anyone inviting a cold blooded terrorist to lecture for children would of course be fired and banned for life for such an affront to normal decency. Unless we are talking about Israel. Then anything goes. Also at so called Christian youth camps.
lifted from miff.no, google translate
Explained Israel’s case to summer camp youth
MIFF deputy Bengt-Ove Nordgård explained Israel’s case for nearly one hundred participants at YMCA-YWCA Summer Festival.
Saturday 25th June MIFFs deputy Bengt-Ove Nordgård attended a panel debate YMCA/YWCA summer camp for youth, Spectrum.
– I think somewhere between 80 and 100 youths attended the debate, says Nordgård. There were two other participants in the panel Lars Gule and Fredrik Glad-Gjernes – who both work for the boycott of Israel.
– I was disappointed and shocked to see how central boycott work is in Norwegian YMCA-YWCA, says Nordgård. At the Spectrum summer camp, a special tent with the banner “Free Palestine” was erected and propaganda material in support for a full boycott of the world’s only Jewish state.
– I think the debate went well, and several of the youths came to get more information material from MIFF afterwards. Several thanked me for participating, Nordgård says.