Academia

Jørgen Jensehaugen phones it in

Jørgen Jensehaugen is what passes for an “expert” on Middle Eastern affairs in Norway. Apart from an IB from Rome, his main qualification is that he worked as a research assistant for Hilde Henriksen Waage and has his degrees in…

Counter boycott bites back

This is a Sunday morning cut and paste job, borrowed from the Muqata blog, where blogger Jameel Rashid has put together a very useful list of Scottish products to leave behind. Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. info@morrisonbowmore.co.uk Distillers of: Auchintoshan, Bowmore,…

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…

“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…