Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends this brief account about an enthusiastic proponent of Multiculturalism on the Oslo city council who talks the talk, but is unwilling to walk the walk:
As reported in NA24, an MP for the FrP (Progress Party), Christian Tybring Gjedde — the author of the op-ed ‘A Dream from Disneyland’ — offered Oslo council leader Stian Berger Røsland the chance to live rent-free for a year in his in-laws’ apartment in Tveita, an area with a high immigrant population in Oslo east.
Your readers may remember that Røsland was featured in the ‘demographics of a doomed city’ post at GoV recently as a promoter of cultural enrichment in Oslo.
The headline on the NA24 article reads: “There is no ethnic Norwegian who lives in the block”.
Gjedde’s in-laws have decided to move out and Tybring Gjedde generously offered Røsland the opportunity to live in their apartment for a year so that he could really become part of the multiethnic society which he speaks so highly of. Tybring Gjedde’s in-laws are the only ethnic Norwegians remaining in the apartment complex.
Røsland, however, declined the offer. He apparently doesn’t want to leave his nice home in Slemdal, a very affluent ‘white’ neighbourhood in Oslo West. I suppose it’s unproblematic to be a proponent of Multiculturalism when one doesn’t have to mingle with the ‘newcomers’ and ‘the common people’.