Norway’s lame response: ‘We must fight anti-semitism’

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Oslo synagogue with Ervin Kohn, head of the city’s Jewish community. Photo: NTB/Scanpix

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday met Jewish leaders at Oslo’s synagogue to reassure them that Norway will do all it can to ensure that Jews continue to live safely in the city.

“We are committed to fighting anti-Semitism and we are committed to ensuring a society that is inclusive for all,” Solberg told journalists after meeting Ervin Kohn, head of Oslo’s Jewish community.

The visit was made on the prime minister’s own initiative after Sunday morning’s attack on a bat mitzvah celebration at a Copenhagen synagogue left the man guarding the synagogue dead.

Solberg warned that in an open society where privacy is respected, citizens are “never 100 percent secure”…

How do you “fight” anti-Semitism when Jew-hating is endemic in the Islamic world? More Muslims you bring in, the worse it will get. You cannot change the way people think.

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