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Nobel chair warns of giving voice to Fjordman
by Richard Orange
The chairman of Norway's Nobel Prize committee has attacked the Norwegian press for allowing the extremist blogger Peder 'Fjordman' Jensen to air his anti-Islamic views.
Writing in Dagsavisen, Thorbjørn Jagland argued that a "misguided liberalism" in the Norwegian media had allowed the sort of ideology held by Anders Breivik to enter the mainstream.
"Someone has to say stop before we find ourselves on a slippery slope where Fjordman's voice becomes more and more normal," he wrote, praising Hans Fredrik Dahl, the historian of Norway's Nazi occupation for being the first to do this.
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