(Inge) Telhaug teaches immigrants Norwegian language and culture at the education center. Telhaug is not Jewish.
“I see it as the oldest religious symbol we have in our culture, because without Judaism there would be no Christianity,” Telhaug.
The principal of the school, Kjell Gislefoss, feels that the Star of David can also be interpreted as a political symbol for the state of Israel, and is afraid the star can provoke and offend students, for example immigrants from the Palestinian territories.
Here’s a thought: As part of learning Norwegian culture, immigrants could learn that they can’t bring their hatreds to their new country. Tolerating the teacher’s Star of David could be a good first step.