Norwegian Student Fire Brands Jew with Burning Coin (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 06/13/12)
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Fear and loathing for Jews in Norway: A high school student grilled a
coin at a barbecue and burned it into the neck of a Jewish boy.
Anti-Semitism in Norway reached new depths this week when a high
school student literally fire branded a Jewish student with a red-hot
coin that was grilled at school barbecue. Even worse for the Jewish
community was the reaction from the school – silence.
The incident occurred Monday and was first reported by the “Med
Israel for Fred (Miff - With Israel for Peace)" website in Norway.
The victim previously had been the target of anti-Semitic harassment
at the Oslo school.
The only response to the fire branding at the barbecue was by a
teacher, who told the Norwegian-born attacker, “You’re mad.” Despite
the gravity of the fire branding and a photograph taken on a cell
phone that showed the burns on the neck of the victim, the school did
not contact the mother after the incident.
The unidentified boy’s father is Israeli and has returned to Israel
because of the atmosphere of hatred of Jews in Norway. The mother
said that after constant harassment of her son two years ago, the
school did not intervene.
“I see this avoidance as a dangerous development among both ethnic
Norwegian and immigrant groups. And that nobody, neither teachers nor
principals, intervene in this matter,” she told the country´s NRK
broadcasting system in 2010.
She said students freely uttered death threats and used expressions
such as “Jewish pigs” and “Jewish Satan”.
She said her son lives in fear, avoids Muslim and native Norwegian
children, and has to hide his Jewish identity and the fact that his
father is Israeli. His mother is worried what will happen when he
begins high school.
“I think very often about how it was during the war, when even
persons with only one Jewish grandparent were apprehended,” she was
quoted as saying by the Miff website. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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