A couple of weeks ago Fjordman told us that he had discovered an article in Wikipedia about himself, one that he had no part in creating, and that the entry was flagged for possible deletion:
This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy.
Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article’s entry on the Articles for deletion page.
The article in question is brief, and — as far as I can tell — accurate, taking a fairly neutral tone towards its subject. It does, however, use the weasel word “alleged”:
Fjordman is an anonymous Norwegian blogger who writes about Islam and Muslim immigration and the alleged danger it poses to Western society.
On the other hand, in order to maintain neutrality, I suppose that “alleged” is necessary. It’s fortunate that I don’t have to observe the same neutrality in this venue!
Fjordman has this to say about his place in Wikipedia:
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This entry was considered for deletion before. This was, apparently, overruled the previous time, but now somebody doesn’t like me again. By the way: I had nothing whatsoever to do with the creation of this entry, and Wikipedia is notoriously unbalanced when it comes to politically sensitive matters or persons. It doesn’t matter to my ego whether I have this entry or not, but I suspect there is an element of ideological censorship in the desire to delete it, and I don’t think that should be allowed to pass unnoticed.
Fjordman’s fans are invited to keep a gimlet eye on the Wikipedia entry, and to keep us informed of any changes in it.
Thanks to Islam in Europe for bringing this topic to our attention again.