To those Norwegians with their eyes open to the crisis facing Western Europe, Listhaug has been a hero. She’s condemned the hijab, criticized fake refugees and fake Muslim moderates, and warned against the jihadist enemy within.
While other members of Norway’s purportedly center-right coalition government pander and appease, she speaks the truth. Last August I called her “a diamond in a dungheap.”
At the same time, Stoltenberg’s party pulled the most disgustingly cynical, devious, and anti-democratic move in modern Norwegian history. It systematically sought to link Breivik to the Progress Party — as well as to every outspoken critic of Islam in the country, the present writer included.