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The hatred of Jews and Muslims

In today's Norway we cannot fight the hatred of the Jews without also settling the delusions of the Muslim minority. And vice versa.

[Minority debate] The word change about Norway's treatment of Jews and minorities has again flared up, especially after Mona Levin's Aftenposten chronicle "Jews have weak protection" 8.10.

She showed the absurdity that if you swear at a Norwegian policeman, you can get three weeks in prison. But when the Nazi Terje Sjølie calls Jews "parasites to be purged", he is acquitted by the Supreme Court – on the grounds that it "must be tolerated". Even corrections from the UN Committee on Racial Discrimination do not make the Norwegian authorities comply with international agreements. Attorney General Georg Rieber-Mohn defends the acquittal of Knut Røed, the policeman responsible for the fatal arrest of the Jews in 1942.

Unfortunately, others use the opportunity to pit minorities against each other, instead of seeing the similarity between the incitement against Jews, Muslims, coloreds and other minority groups. Astrid Gunnestad claimed. . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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