Yesterday, I heard the news of Friday attack in Norway, targeting government offices and Labour Party Youth camp which left 92 dead and dozens injured. However, what made me curious was the claim (within one hour of incident, like 9/11) that it was as act of revenge by some ‘jihadist’ for 500 Norwegian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan as part of NATO force. So I decided to search who is really mad on Nordic people than ‘jihadi’ Muslim.
Norwegian police said last night that the individual believed responsible for the attack on prime minister Jens Stoltenberg in Utøya, a 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian man, was also spotted in Olso before the bombing there. British daily Guardian (July 23, 2011) reported that the attack had political motive and was not the work of so-called Islamic terrorism.
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was quoted as saying: “No one will bomb us to silence. No one wil shoot us to silence. No one will ever scare us away from being Norway.”
In 2002, Eva Kristen Hansen, leader of Norwegian Labour Party Youth Movement (AUF), called upon the Attorney General of Norway to investigate if Israeli PM Gen. Ariel Sharon can be indicted for crimes against humanity.
In 2010, Egil Drillo Olsen, coach of Norwegian football team wrote in daily Aftenposten that “the call to boycott Israel was in line with what 90% of the world’s population believes. There cannot be many other opinions”.
Alan Dershowitz (Harvard Law School), in The Wall Street Journal, wrote on March 29, 2011, that it’s the State of Israel the Norwegian hate the most. Why? Because, the Dean of the Law Faculty at Bergen University told Dershowitz that he would be honoured to have him present a lecture on the O.J. Simpson case – as long as he was willing to promise not to mention Israel. An administrator at the Trondheim school told Dershowitz that Israel was too ‘controversial’ to talk at Campus.
In March 2011 – Socialist Left Party, a junior partner in Norwegian government, called for military action against the Zionist entity if it decide to invade Gaza in the future.
In April 2011 – Norwegian Defense League (NDL) held its first anti-Israel demonstration. Interestingly, its British counterpart, the British Defense League (EDL), has close ties with Israel.
On Monday, Norwegian FM Jonas Gahr Stoere, after meeting Mahmoud Abbas, told reporters that it’s “perfectly legitimate” for Palestinian to take their case for statehood to United Nations in September. Last month, Jonas said in Norwegian parliament that Syria has every right to recapture Golan Heights under Jewish occupation.