Amundsen shows contempt for the rule of law


FRP’s former Minister of Justice connects the Red Party to the murder investigation in Kristiansand. It is an ugly and unworthy accusation.

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Former Minister of Justice Per-Willy Amundsen (Frp) speculates that the murder in Kristiansand may be politically motivated. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB


This is a leader. The editorial expresses Bergens Tidende’s journalistic idea: A party-politically independent, independent, liberal and bourgeois (non-socialist) newspaper.

Per-Willy Amundsen (Frp) points to the “left of violence” after the death in Kristiansand, where a former member of Stop the Islamization of Norway (Sian) was found dead.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide. Nothing has come out of the investigation that indicates that the murder was politically motivated.

Such facts do not allow one of the FRP’s former justice ministers – and their current justice policy spokesperson – to hold on. Amundsen speculates wildly on Facebook: “The hatred from the far left must be taken seriously. You can say whatever you want about Sian, but everyone has the right to free speech. “

But that was not the worst thing Amundsen did after the murder investigation became known.

“There are elements in the party Rødt, which uses violence to promote its message “, says Amundsen to TV 2. It is irresponsible to speculate that members of a political party may have been behind a murder.

The statements could put members of a legitimate political party at risk. And there is not a shred of evidence for the claim.

The police security service (PST) writes in its latest report that there is the greatest danger of attacks from Islamists – and right-wing extremists. The latter Norway unfortunately has bad memories from.

The quote shows contempt for the case field for which Amundsen was once responsible.

What he says is a greater danger to democracy than the “violent left” that Amundsen speculates on in order to politicize a tragic death.

Amundsen’s proposal should be another reminder that Erna Solberg (H) accepted too many unqualified FRP members as ministers.

The plot is not very unusual for Amundsen to be.

The Progress Party profiles itself as being a “law and order” party. If it is to have any roots in reality, FRP leader Siv Jensen must take action.

She must apologize on behalf of the party.

Jensen can not only watch her justice policy spokesperson speculate on a murder charge.



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