Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet,Â has sparked outrage after publishing a cartoon “blood libel” Tuesday.
Norway’s third largest newspaper, published the cartoon, in which the mother of a child can be seen holding a blood soaked book and saying “Mistreating? No this is tradition, an important part of our belief”!
A man on the left holding another book, has stabbed the child in the head with the Devil’s pitchfork while another hand is cutting off the toes of the child off with a wire cutter.
Two officers are present, but apparently permit the ritual to continue. The first officer responds: “Belief? Oh yes, then it is all right,” while the second apologizes for the interruption.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO, Â who is currently attending the Global Forum on Antisemitism in Jerusalem, denounced the cartoon which he described as a “blood libel” as “so virulently anti-Semitic itÂ would make Hitler and Himmler weep tears of joy.”
“We call upon Norway’s leaders to denounce this incitement to hate and especially urge the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights to denounce this outrageous denigration of a core Jewish rite dating back to the biblical times of Abraham,” Cooper added.
The Algemeiner was unable to reach the paper by phone for immediate comment.