Art and the humanities

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…

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…

Using children as human shield is a war crime

Vårt Land features an interesting article on the ethical dilemmas the coalition forces encounter as they have to respond to dirty tactics by Gadaffi. The question is: to bomb or not to bomb sites “protected” by human shields. Cecilie Hellestveit…

Surfing in a cesspool

As Norwegians recover after a skiing competition that spellbound the nation, people are slowly trying to come to terms with what happened in the rest of the world while we were mesmerized by athletes who can run fast with wooden…