V4 Report: Norway takes a major step backwards. Obviously, some politicians in Norway can’t handle the truth.
Norwegian Justice Minister Sylvi Listhaug, one of Europe’s most talented and impressive women, was forced to resign last week to avert a collapse of the minority government after she caused an “uproar” with comments accusing the opposition of being lenient on jihadists and terrorist suspects. Are they not?
Listhaug put it best when she described the witch hunt directed at her for consistently speaking the uncomfortable truth regarding migration, describing it as an attack on free speech: “The national debate has been turned into something of a kindergarten dispute,” she said.
Indeed, the debate in Europe, most notably in the halls of Brussels, seems to have turned into a “kindergarten dispute” – full of child-like fits, threats and accusations.
** Listhaug, of the Progress Party, accused the opposition Labour Party this month of putting “terrorists’ rights” before national security.
Listhaug made her comments after Labour and the Christian Democrats helped defeat a bill that would have given the state the right, without judicial review, to strip individuals of Norwegian citizenship if they were suspected of terrorism or of joining foreign militant groups.
Norway’s opposition, the feeble Christian Democrats, said on Monday it would back five “center-left parties” in backing a no-confidence motion, securing a majority in favor of ousting Listhaug.
Johannes Bergh, a researcher at the Institute of Social Research in Oslo said Listhaug stood out from other politicians in Norway where the tradition is to search for “consensus” across parties.
Indeed, she does stand out from the crowd and is a refreshing and independent voice among the herd of cattle engaged in “Group think”. Europe needs more of this frankness and combativeness, instead of being pushed around like so many of the “New Age” Eurocrats.
*** While others in Europe – like Sweden – remain on their knees, paralyzed by political correctness and cowardice, Listhaug was outspoken and courageous in her efforts to combat illegal migration and rabid multicult.
She may have been forced out, but she will be back. Despite the political “show”, Listhaug has a bright future ahead of her.
FYI: The V4 Report has always been impressed with Listhaug and will post our past opinions of her following this post in thirty minutes in order to provide our new readers with some background information on Listhaug.