Bruce Bawer: A Double Tragedy for Norway

‘They’ve made a great show of treating Jews very shabbily. Jostein Gaarder, author of the international bestseller Sophie’s World, published an op-ed a few years back declaring his contempt for Israel and the Jewish people. When Gaarder came in for some criticism, many high-profile members of the Norwegian cultural elite rushed to stand shoulder to shoulder with him. If the cultural elite in Norway is more anti-Semitic than its counterparts in any other country in Europe, it has a great deal to do with the recognition that the more you like the Jews, the more you’ll antagonize the Muslims.”

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Very related: “The Norway Attacks, 2011” — A View From Ireland

‘Islamophobic’ Bloggers, Scholars Blamed for Norway Outrage

An excellent collection on MSM reporting about Norway’s tragedy. h/t D9