Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Norwegian Envoy Equates Israel With Nazis

If it’s about Muslims, and Geert Wilders says it, it’s hate speech.

If it’s about Jews, and a Norwegian diplomat says it, it’s… Well, it’s business as usual.

No big deal. Why would anybody care?

According to The Jerusalem Post:

Norwegian Envoy Equates Israel With Nazis

A Norwegian diplomat based in Saudi Arabia has sent out e-mails from her Foreign Ministry e-mail account equating Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza with the systematic mass murder of six million Jews by the Nazis.

The e-mail, sent out by Trine Lilleng, a first secretary at the Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh, includes a juxtaposition of black-and-white pictures from the Holocaust with color images of Operation Cast Lead.

“The grandchildren of Holocaust survivors from World War II are doing to the Palestinians exactly what was done to them by Nazi Germany,” the e-mail states.

A copy of the e-mail was obtained by The Jerusalem Post.
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The 40-plus pictures included as attachments in the e-mail include the famous image of a Jewish boy with his hands raised as a German soldier points his gun at him, next to an image of an Israeli soldier aiming his weapon at a Palestinian boy.

Another depicts a German soldier firing his weapon, next to an IDF soldier shooting his, while others juxtapose the barbed wire surrounding ghettos and concentration camps to the fence around Gaza, and the West Bank security barrier.

The e-mail asks recipients to forward the message to others.

Reached on her cellphone in Riyadh, Lilleng told the Post she had sent the message to “a few friends” in a “private e-mail,” and had not sent any copy to the Post.

She would not say whether it was proper for her to use her ministry e-mail account for such a controversial message.

“I am not interested in saying anything about that,” she said.

Hat tip: TSJ.


Homophobic Horse said...

The Pictures that Fooled the World - Yugoslavia war propaganda

Nothing changes

Fjordman said...

I'm so bloody tired of these Multicultural dhimmis. There is unfortunately a disproportionate amount of them in my country, and the current Norwegian left-wing government is one of the worst in the entire Western world.

gunjam2 said...

Thank you for posting this: You are a welcome voice.

Louis Spielman said...

Colonel Quisling would be proud of her. Remember when Norwegians used to hate Nazis.

Anonymous said...

Yup, the grandchildren of WWII Norway have gone over to the other side. Their forebears must be spinning in their graves.


The idiocy of this sort of thing is quite breathtaking though.

To the best of my knowledge the Israelis are not rounding the arabs up, crowding them into trains and then murdering them in factories built for the purpose ... oh yes, and using them for obscene biological experiments and slave labor, wouldn't want to forget that.


But when I read crap like this, I really wonder if the Israelis wouldn't be better off doing some of the atrocious things they'll be accused of anyway.

One has to wonder whether it would make any difference in the course of events if the Israelis just lined up the bulldozers and tanks and bombers and simply run the arabs off into the Sinai, Jordan and Lebanon.

I'm not a military guy, but it seems to me that it might actually simplify the border control and troop placement issues.

laine said...

The justifiably high dudgeon loses its punch when there are leftist diaspora Jews in high places aplenty who make exactly the same comparison. Case in point this British MP:

Telegraph. world-news/ uk-jewish- mp-israel- like-nazis-
who-forced- my-family- to-flee-from- poland-14144249. html

A veteran British Jewish lawmaker, Sir Gerald Kaufman, has
compared the Israeli offensive in Gaza to the Nazis who forced his
family to flee from Poland.

Kaufman, who was brought up as an orthodox Jew and Zionist, said:
"My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town a
German soldier shot her dead in her bed.

"My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza".

...In a BBC interview Kaufman said about the rising Palestinian death
toll: "Four Jews against 1,000 Palestinians - that is Nazism."

And he said a lot more but you get the drift.