This article caught my eye because of something a long time friend of mine told me. He works at a very fashionable bar in Ottawa where lots of the beautiful people go. He told me that a really hot girl from Norway comes into the bar who studies at a local university and she is looking forward to graduating and going back to Norway where she can teach antisemitism. Actually formally teach it. That is her ambition. I filed that in my ‘isolated but concerning incidents’ file and then read the following article, part of which is reproduced here and the rest needs to be accessed by clicking here:
Bruce Bawer will be coming to speak in Ottawa within a few months by the way. Please keep an eye on Vlad for the update on when and where. Should be a great evening as it was last time.
by Lisa Richards
Posted on April 23 2011 9:41 am
Lisa Richards is a life-long conservative Reagan girl educated in Political Science at Sacred Heart University. She resides in CT with her family and assortment of rescued pets.> Print This Post
Norway is quickly becoming one of the world’s leading capitals of Jew-hatred.
Pro-Israel author Bruce Bawer says his adopted homeland has willingly opened its arms to embrace Islamic terrorists. And there is a reason for this ideology of hate—radical leftism has a historical stranglehold on Norwegians.
It’s a phenomenon of a sort that I never encountered in all my years in the US, and that I once thought had been banished to the dustbin of history. It’s most virulent among the cultural elite—the academics, intellectuals, writers, journalists, politicians, and technocrats.
They’re overwhelmingly on the left, and intensely hostile to the West, to capitalism, to the US and to Israel. Before the fall of the USSR, an extraordinary percentage of them were Communists. They have replaced their affinity to the Soviet Union with sympathy for the great totalitarian ideology of our time: Islamism. Thus they romanticize Palestinians and despise Israel.
Part of the motivation for this anti-Semitism is the influx into Norway in recent decades of masses of Muslims from Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia and elsewhere. Multiculturalism has taught Norway’s cultural elite to take an uncritical, even obsequious, posture toward every aspect of Muslim culture and belief. When Muslim leaders rant against Israel and the Jews, the reflexive response of the multiculturalist elite is to join them in their rantings. This is called solidarity.
Bawer told The Post Norway turned its back on Jews during the Nazi occupation. Although the country allied with America and Israel afterward, Norwegians as a whole never held any fondness for Jews. Since World War II, the county’s radical leftists have indoctrinated Jew hatred into students.
To advance their agenda, pro-Israel speakers are banned from Norwegian universities; Norwegians are taught to define Jews as the “bully” and Muslims as the “victim.” Any Norwegian with the audacity to show support for Israel, defend Jews, and even consider Islamic terror evil, is disregarded and shunned at institutions of higher learning. Only anti-Semitic “critics of Israel, apologists for terrorism, hard-line Islamists and relativizers of the Holocaust” are welcome on Norwegian campuses.