Bruce Bawer blir intervjuet i Jerusalem Post om norsk antisemittisme. Han legger ikke fingrene imellom.

Slik fortsetter Dershowitz-saken å rulle. Hva skjer når en frittalende, uredd amerikansk jøde kommer til Norge? Det var ikke eliten helt forberedt på. Den kan ikke forestille seg hvilken oppmerksomhet det ville få at han ikke slapp til på et norsk universitet.

Bawer kommer med noen friske karakteristikker av den norske eliten og norsk venstreside.

What is contemporary Norwegian anti- Semitism? What is propagating post-Holocaust hatred of Israel and Jews in Norway?

It’s a phenomenon of a sort that I never encountered in all my years in the US, and that I once thought had been banished to the dustbin of history. It’s most virulent among the cultural elite – the academics, intellectuals, writers, journalists, politicians, and technocrats.

They’re overwhelmingly on the left, and intensely hostile to the West, to capitalism, to the US and to Israel. Before the fall of the USSR, an extraordinary percentage of them were Communists. They have replaced their affinity to the Soviet Union with sympathy for the great totalitarian ideology of our time: Islamism. Thus they romanticize Palestinians and despise Israel.

Part of the motivation for this anti-Semitism is the influx into Norway in recent decades of masses of Muslims from Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia and elsewhere. Multiculturalism has taught Norway’s cultural elite to take an uncritical, even obsequious, posture toward every aspect of Muslim culture and belief. When Muslim leaders rant against Israel and the Jews, the reflexive response of the multiculturalist elite is to join them in their rantings. This is called solidarity.

Saker om antisemittisme i Europa blir lest med stor interesse i Israel. Det er tross alt kontinentet de flyktet fra.

Les hele intervjuet:

Making sense of Norwegian anti-Semitism