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    • 15.02.11 | 18:01 (IST)

    Pierre, seems you are a tourist in Oslo, since you talk from a point of no knowledge. Lets see, Is Norway a normal country? Year after year slammed by human rights court for illegal detention of suspects of crime, prolonged isolation of prisoners? A normal country invests billions into illegal activities in West Sahara, illegally occupied by Morocco? Or invests heavily in weapons industry in Turkmenistan? Or North Korea? Is it normal to deny Norwegian anti-semitism, is it normal that students of Jewish faith must leave their chose university courses to avoid persecution? Is it normal that our FM denies to label Hamas a terrorist organization, and to try to hide from Parliament the fact that Norway and our FM has had direct telephone calls with Hamas leader in Damascus? And which international standards are you referring to? The ones espoused by Nils Butenschon who smuggled money for PLO, Or Lars Gule, our very own DFLP terrorist and post-doc fellow at University College of Oslo? Please elaborate, I fear you must have overdosed on selfrighteousness, moral relativism and are in danger of suffering delusions.

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