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Morgenbladets ugly morning face

On August 5, readers of this exotic mini-magazine were delighted with this editorial, a highbrow piece of cultural understanding. HOW The long term way of honoring the victims is to expose the kind of thoughts that poisoned the mind of the…

Støre’s terms of endearment

Morten Høglund in the Progress Party posed a perfectly reasonable question to foreign minister Støre, namely whether the Norwegian government would demand from both the provisional Hamas-Fatah government, and a future Palestinian government, that it comply with the quartet requirement…

Not in Norwegian news

Hamas flaunts just about all rules and blows up 13 compatriots, including at least 5 children and three women at Kassam training center. None of the relevant Norwegian media outfits finds this remotely intersting, but NRK ought to be congratulated…

Islamic cleric reinterpreted

On February 16th several major Norwegian newspapers told their readers about how Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to whom many Norwegian moslems look for guidance on religious matters, had stated that the holocaust was a divine punishment and that Adolf Hitler had “put…

Iran not a threat

In today’s Aftenposten, Daniel Heradstveit comments on Iran’s development of rocket systems. Heradstveit, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, says the west must not understand Iran’s president literally in his repeated threats to “erase Israel from the map”.…

Lady of peace

Norway’s leading business newspaper Dagens Næringsliv runs a two-page interview with the new leader for the Committee for Palestine, Mrs.Line Khateeb. The interview is titled “Lady of peace” and is a cordial affair where Mrs. Khateeb expresses concern over the…

Hamas – back or forth?

In a letter to Aftenposten today, a reader comments upon the newspaper’s use of statistics: —–Excerpt begins “In an editorial on Febuary 9th, Aftenposten writes that the war in Gaza, according to a recent opinion poll “has radicalized the population of…