OSLO, April 19: A book being distributed secretively on the streets of Oslo which describes white people as the work of the devil has sparked anger in Norway and an anti-racist group said on Tuesday it had filed a police report. The book has been written by an unidentified author in Urdu. It is sold by individuals on the streets who quietly approach potential customers.
“The claims in this book are totally disqualified by their foolish nature, but in a multicultural society where we try to live in harmony it’s important to act against this kind of manifestation,” Nadeem Butt, the head of Antirasistisk Senter which filed the complaint, said.
This is the first time the group has defended native Norwegians in an anti-racism case, he said.
Police must now determine whether the book, entitled “Son of Satan”, falls under anti-racism laws.
Excerpts published in the daily Verdens Gang read: “This barbarian, this venomous snake, has poisoned humanity. The white man has set off a diabolical spiral on the entire planet to torment people.”
“My brothers: The white man is worse than all the other animals with his savagery. His job is to torment people.”—AFP