Norwegian newspaper prints call for new HolocaustThe Norwegian newspaper Nordlys, a dominant regional paper in the northern parts of Norway, on the 7th of March printed a reader's letter calling for the annihilation of Jews. In the reader's letter, the contributor wrote: "When you see what Israel and the Jews are allowing themselves of genocide, discrimination and lies, I hope God won't allow a fiasco like the Holocaust again. Get rid of the whole bunch the next time!" (Når du ser hva Israel og jødene tillater seg av folkemord, diskriminering og løgner, så håper jeg Gud ikke tillater en flopp a la Holocaust igjen. Få tatt hele gjengen neste gang!)
The Anti Racist Centre in Norway has reported the newspaper to the police for racism, and filed a complaint to Pressens Faglige Utvalg, the internal ethical committee handling complaints about Norwegian media. Editor-in-chief of Nordlys, Hans Kristian Amundsen, after receiving some very negative reactions to the piece, strongly regrets that the letter was published in the first place. Nordlys printed an apology for the incident on the 9th of March.
The reactions to this incident were encouraging, but you have to ask how on earth a serious newspaper could print anything like this in the first place. If you still want to express your disgust to Nordlys, some of the contact emails listed could include editor-in-chief email@example.com or the debate section at firstname.lastname@example.org . Pressens Faglige Utvalg, the media ethical committee, could be contacted on email@example.com with a polite recommendation of why they should denounce this act by Nordlys.
The incident gets you thinking when you contrast it to Christian daily newspaper Vårt Land, which has refused printing an ad from Human-Etisk Forbund, the Norwegian Association of Humanists who are critical of all religions. They have published three books called "God's Little Brown Book", "Luther's Little Brown Book" and "Allah's Little Brown Book", focusing on what they consider are the authoritarian aspects of these teachings. The newspaper stated that the reason for denying the ad was not due to the criticism of the Bible, but out of consideration for Norwegian Muslims. Editor Jon Magne Lund says that their reviewer reacted more to the quotes in "Allah's Little Brown Book" than "God's Little Brown Book". The Christian daily feared that "Allah's Little Brown Book" could become "a treasure trove for any neo-Nazi, xenophobic politician or fundamentalist preacher".
If you want to send your view on this prime example of overt dhimmitude, some of the contact emails could include firstname.lastname@example.org , editor-in-chief email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
So, in 2005 Norwegian newspapers can print calls for the annihilation of Jews, but Christian dailies refuse any hint of criticism of Islam. And IKEA fears offending Muslims. Eurabia, here we come.