AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM FJORDMAN: “This may be the first time since I started using the pseodonym Fjordman that I have actually given factually wrong information. The commentary was awful, and I believe it was indeed illustrated with an image showing the Security Wall with the inscription “Arbeit macht frei”. That’s definitely bad enough. But it looks as if it was a photo, not a drawing, whih makes a big difference. I made the inexcusable mistake of not having the newspaper in front of me while I wrote this, and my memory was wrong. My apologies to Robert Spencer and Jihad Watch for this, as well as the innocent VG cartoonist Roar Hagen.
Please DO NOT send any emails complaining about the non-existent cartoon.”
I have accordingly removed the email addresses. I apologize for this also.
A message from Fjordman, whom I had the pleasure of meeting while in Holland last week for the Pim Fortuyn Memorial Conference:
Norway’s largest newspaper, VG, which has a higher circulation than Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten, yesterday printed a cartoon on page two comparing Israel’s policies to the Holocaust. In a page two commentary, journalist Svein RÃ¸hne compared Israel’s decision to withhold money from the now Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority to “the actions of a certain master race.” A cartoonist illustrated the piece with a cartoon showing the Security Wall with the inscription: “Arbeit macht frei,” the same as on the Auschwitz extermination camp during WW2. This happens at the same as Hamas is cooperating with Iran, whose president recently called for “wiping Israel off the map.” A senior representative of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs has just visited Tehran for “dialogue.” Iranian authorities assured that they would increase security at the Norwegian embassy, which was attacked recently together with the Danish embassy because of the cartoon issue. Rumor has it that some of the guards were drinking coffee with the demonstrators following the attacks.
VG have not printed the Muhammad cartoons because this could “inflame the situation,” but are brave enough to print this cartoon. They have also not voiced any opposition to the outrageous new Discrminination Act, which stipulates that Norwegians are guilty of discriminating against Mulim immigrants until proven otherwise , or to the huge spike in rape charges that has followed Muslim immigration to the country.
I’m sick and tired of this cowardice and Eurabian hypocrisy, and urge Norwegian readers not to buy VG or indeed ANY Norwegian newspapers until they have printed the Muhammad cartoons, too. Read news online, through blogs and Jihad Watch, or switch to Danish newspapers. It’s time for a boycott of our media.
The good news is that the general populace is growing sick and tired of this appeasement diplayed by our elites. Mr. Carl I. Hagen’s right-wing Progress Party, the only significant opposition to all of this and also the most pro-Israeli of the major parties, has surged ahead on opinion polls following the cartoon affair. It could soon be the country’s largest party.
The cartoon is not available online; I read it in the print edition yesterday. But it is mentioned by Norway’s largest independent blog today: