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.