October 22, 2006

Jew-Hatred in Contemporary Norwegian Caricatures

Another reminder that it is still our father's Europe. Via Jew-Hatred in Contemporary Norwegian Caricatures:

Norwegian anti-Semitism does not come from the grassroots but from the leadership; it does not come from Muslims but from European Christian society.

Norway is one of the few countries in the world where Jewish ritual slaughter (shechita) of animals is forbidden. The ban was introduced three years before the Nazis took power in Germany and continues till today, whereas Muslim ceremonial slaughter (hallal) is permitted.

Over the past thirty years, Norwegian media caricatures have sustained a high level of demonization of Jews and the State of Israel.