Norway’s minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee’s “perspective.”
Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, traveled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarize herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
Rather than getting the standard handshake photographs taken, the minister decided to put on a full survival suit and jump in the Mediterranean Sea for a couple of minutes before being “rescued” by the ship’s crew.
“You can’t put yourself into the same situation as the refugees but you can see it from that perspective [and experience] how it is to be in the water that way,” she told NTB.
Ms Listhaug did admit that migrants “don’t have a survival suit, and crew waiting for them so it’s not comparable”.
She wasn’t done. The Norwegian official added for the night she would open the windows at her hotel that way she would feel as if she is homeless, just like the migrants. We love this woman, and so does the 5 star hotel where she is staying.
In November, she invoked Jesus to explain why Norway can’t admit migrants.
So the word did spread around that they are shoddy carpenters.