“We were shocked to learn that an Oslo police magistrate, reportedly, had the temerity to call 'freedom of expression' the posters accusing the Jews of 'cruelty against animals, abuse of women and pedophilia'... This is a direct threat to the Jewish communities of, so far, three Nordic countries.”

Paris, 30 September 2020 

Following our letters of yesterday to the Swedish and Danish Prime Ministers, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, turned to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, in regard to the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) posters, which were posted in Oslo outside the synagogue and the Israeli Embassy on Yom Kippur, the most important religious date in the Jewish calendar.

“We were shocked to learn that an Oslo police magistrate, reportedly, had the temerity to call 'freedom of expression' the posters accusing the Jews of 'cruelty against animals, abuse of women and pedophilia'... This is a direct threat to the Jewish communities of, so far, three Nordic countries... Clearly Oslo police require an education on controlling hate,” stated the letter.
“We demand an immediate police apology and proper condemnation of the perpetrators. Indeed NMR, as a pan-Nordic neo-Nazi movement must also be banned in Norway, as has been the case in Finland,” concluded Samuels.

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