FrontPage Magazin 20 November 2012
After Barack Hussein Obama was reelected as President of the United States in November 2012, the regular columnist Frithjof Jacobsen wrote in the Norwegian newspaper VG that the problem for Obama is that as a human being, he is so great that it becomes hard to live up to these expectations as a political leader. He claimed that the same was the case with another left-wing politician, Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
Frithjof Jacobsen suggested that Stoltenberg is in a totally different league from all the other politicians in his country and has displayed exceptional "moral fiber.” If you believe this leading columnist in Norway’s largest national newspaper, "The public person Jens Stoltenberg has given the Übermensch a human face.”
youtube 12 November 2012
Norway's long held out a warm, welcoming hand to immigrants - trying to help them feel at home, and assimilate into society. That policy's been clouded not only by Breivik massacres - but even from within ethnic groups - with radical slogans and even death threats from the growing Islamic community. RT'S Maria Finoshina looks at why it's splitting the nation.
FrontPage Magazin 25 October 2012
By Bruce Bawer
The partiality of the news media, heaven knows, is an international phenomenon. But there are few places on this fragile blue planet of ours where consumers are forced to shell out so much money to be fed so much outright, shameless, and (not infrequently) downright vile propaganda as is the case in little Norway.
At present every Norwegian household that owns a TV must pay an annual "license fee” of $451.00 a year to subsidize NRK, the government-owned TV and radio network. (Next year the fee will climb to $568.57.) You have to pay, even if you never, ever watch NRK, most of whose programming is not unlike a triple dose of Ambien.
ICLA 4 October 2012
By Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
This report was written by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. She was part of a team representing the civil liberties organizations ACT! For America, Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE), the Stresemann Foundation, and the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).
Below is a photo of the seven team members:
From left to right:
Alain Wagner (France) is the leader of the Stop Sharia campaign and a co-founder of the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).David Erzet (Belgium) represents the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).Dave Petteys (USA) represents ACT! for America 5280 Coalition. Felix Strüning (Germany) is the managing director of the Stresemann Foundation — A Lobby for Freedom. Henrik Ræder Clausen (Denmark) represents the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).Liz Schmidt (Germany) represents Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE-Austria). Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (Austria) is a board member of Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE-Germany).
Jihad Watch 4 October 2012
Canada's National Post takes aim at a word that is being used to stifle debate and destroy foes of jihad and Islamic supremacism. "Opinion: Stop calling criticism of Islam ‘Islamophobia,’" by Jackson Doughart and Faisal Saeed al-Mutar in the National Post, September 26
The English language needs a moratorium on the word Islamophobia, a term often used to describe bigotry against Muslims. Unfortunately, it is also used reflexively to denounce critics of Islam, who contribute to a valuable and ongoing debate concerning the relationship between the West and the worldwide Islamic community. This subject is important because several Western countries, such as Denmark, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, are being forced to reconsider their approaches to immigration and culture in light of deep clashes between the Muslim immigrants and the native population.
Gatestone Institute 4 October 2012
By Soeren Kern
Muslim protests over an American-made anti-Islamic YouTube film, Innocence of Muslims, have spread to more European cities. Muslim rioters had initially clashed with police in Belgium, Britain and France, but since then, protests have spread to Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland.
ICLA Recommends That OSCE Member States Demand The Abrogation Of The Cairo Declaration and Participate in the 2012 Brussels...
ICLA 2 October 2012
Working session 10: Freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief.
On behalf of of International Civil Liberties Alliance, I would like to ask the following question:
How can the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights appropriately help the Participating States to make sure that their legislation concerning freedom of religion and belief is in compliance with the commitments of the OSCE and other international standards.