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The Norwegian Royal Palace reportedly has dropped controversial plans to present a prestigious award to a converted Muslim who is accused of anti-Semitism.

The decision to withdraw the honor for Trond Ali Linstad was announced Tuesday after Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang canceled his participation in the award ceremony.

Linstad, 69, is a former communist activist who converted to Islam and has published texts warning of Jewish influence on media and lobbying.


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