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Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer fundraise on Norway attack

America’s most virulent anti-Islam bloggers continue attacking all Muslims, accuse terror victims of anti-Semitism

By Alex Pareene
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer fundraise on Norway attack
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>Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller

As a writer, it sure sucks when someone murders a bunch of people based on your ideas. (I mean, I assume that sucks. Weirdly, it’s never happened to me.) So you can understand why right-wing anti-Islam bloggers are all being kind of defensive, these days.

Anders Breivik, the anti-Islam terrorist who killed 77 people in Norway on July 22, read a lot of American anti-Islam bloggers, many of whom he cited in his lengthy manifesto. Breivik’s favorites included Robert Spencer, a self-proclaimed expert on Islam whose “Jihad Watch” blog was quoted and cited in Breivik’s manifesto, and Spencer’s ally and collaborator Pam Geller, whose “Atlas Shrugs” was similarly recommended by the killer.

So some people have been like, “hey, wow guys, a crazy person took everything you write so seriously that he murdered a bunch of people, in the name of protecting his nation from the creeping ‘Islamization’ of Europe that you guys constantly crow about, maybe you guys should stop and think for a minute about the horrible, hateful things you all write, all the time.” And Spencer and Geller have basically screeched back, “CENSORSHIP!!!!!”

They are now actually fundraising on the fact that they helped inspire a massacre. Or more accurately, they’re begging for money to protect them from the imaginary witch hunt that they claim the liberals will mount. (Is this part of the witch hunt? I am always confused about whether I’m witch-hunting or not, when I call people horrid hateful bigots.) Spencer also signed Geller’s fundraising blog, and if you donate more than $500 to Atlas Shrugs, ThinkProgress reports, they will send you a signed copy of Geller’s book, “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.” (I assume a coordinated terror attack against radical Islam’s liberal enablers is written off in the pamphlet as impractical.)

People are not responsible for what crazy people do after reading their blog posts for years, obviously (though inciting fear of and hatred for ethnic and religious minority groups tends to be the sort of speech with the bloodiest track record), and Pamela Geller never called on anyone to go out and murder some liberals, to save us from the Islamists. But she has now stopped just short of justifying the attacks, after the fact!

Adam Serwer notes the strong ‘they had it coming’ vibe in Geller’s latest on Norway. From Geller’s post:

 

But the more that is revealed about that youth indoctrination center, the more grotesque the whole story becomes. Of course, the genocidal leftists will twist what I write here; I am not condoning the slaughter in Norway or anywhere. I abhor violence (except in regard to self defense). But the jihad-loving media never told us what antisemitic war games they were playing on that island. Utoya Island is a Communist/Socialist campground, and they clearly had a pro-Islamic agenda.

Only the malevolent media could use the euphemism summer camp and get away with it.

The slaughter was horrific. What these kids were being taught and instructed to do was a different kind of grotesque. There is no justification for Breivik’s actions whatsoever. There is also no justification for Norway’s antisemitism and demonization of Israel.

Those are pretty perfunctory disclaimers against violence. Those dead people clearly had a pro-Islamic agenda! “Antisemitic war games” makes the victims sound like … soldiers preparing to attack Israel, making violence against them conceivably an act of “defense of Israel,” which is, of course, a justification for violence that in Geller’s world is indistinguishable from “self-defense.”

It may surprise you to learn that Geller feels any shame, ever, but she did delete the blatantly racist photo caption that originally accompanied the post. The faces of the camp attendees look, to Geller, “more Middle Eastern or mixed than pure Norwegian.” (!) In other words: I abhor violence, but these pro-Islamofascist soldiers were being trained by the Commie-Nazis to destroy Israel, also they look sorta Arab, right?

So! Please remember how horribly these guys are reacting to what should be a moment of shameful self-reflection for them, the next time you see them cited in some newspaper editorial or interviews on Fox or something.

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene More: Alex Pareene

Name and pictures of the July 22nd terrorist attacks offers

  • Ida Marie Hill 34 år fra Oslo
  • Victoria Stenberg 17 år fra Nes
  • Thomas Margido Antonsen 16 år fra Oslo
  • Porntip Ardam 21 år fra Oslo
  • Carina Borgund 18 år fra Oslo
  • Mona Abdinur 18 år fra Oslo
  • Ingrid Berg Heggelund 18 år fra Ås
  • Karin Elena Holst 15 år fra Mo i Rana
  • Håkon Ødegaard 17 år fra Trondheim
  • Henrik André Pedersen 27 år fra Porsanger
  • Henrik Rasmussen 18 år fra Hadsel
  • Eva Kathinka Lütken 17 år fra Sarpsborg
  • Elisabeth Trønnes Lie 16 år fra Halden
  • Tarald Mjelde 18 år fra Osterøy
  • Monica Iselin Didriksen 18 år fra Sund
  • Aleksander Aas Eriksen 16 år fra Meråker
  • Tove Åshill Knutsen 56 år fra Oslo
  • Kjersti Berg Sand 26 år fra Nord-Odal
  • Jon Vegard Lervåg 32 år fra Oslo
  • Birgitte Smetbak 15 år fra Nøtterøy
  • Tina Sukuvara 18 år fra Vadsø
  • Åsta Sofie Helland Dahl 16 år fra Sortland
  • Espen Jørgensen 17 år fra Bodø
  • Andrine Bakkene Espeland 16 år fra Sarpsborg
  • Ronja Søttar Johansen 17 år fra Vefsn
  • Isabel Victoria Green Sogn 17 år fra Oslo
  • Jamil Rafal Mohamad Jamil 20 år fra Egersund
  • Ruth Benedicte Vatndal Nilsen 15 år fra Tønsberg
  • Fredrik Lund Schjetne 18 år fra Eidsvoll
  • Hanne Løvlie 30 år fra Tyristrand
  • Torjus Jakobsen Blattmann 17 år fra Kristiansand
  • Rune Havdal 43 år fra Øvre Eiker
  • Lejla Selaci 17 år fra Fredrikstad
  • Håvard Vederhus 21 år fra Oslo
  • Emil Okkenhaug 15 år fra Levanger
  • Anders Kristiansen 18 år fra Bardu
  • Andreas Edvardsen 18 år fra Sarpsborg
  • Steinar Jessen 16 år fra Alta
  • Ida Beathe Rogne 18 år fra Kraby
  • Karar Mustafa Qasim 19 år fra Vestby
  • Anne Lise Holter 51 år fra Våler
  • Johannes Buø 14 år fra Svalbard
  • Modupe Ellen Awoyemi 15 år fra Drammen
  • Tamta Lipartelliani 23 år fra Georgia
  • Even Flugstad Malmedal 18 år fra Gjøvik
  • Bendik Rosnæs Ellingsen 18 år fra Rygge
  • Trond Berntsen 51 år fra Øvre Eiker
  • Monica Elisabeth Bøsei 45 år fra Hole
  • Kevin Daae Berland 15 år fra Askøy
  • Silje Stamneshagen 18 år fra Askøy
  • Simon Sæbø 18 år fra Salangen
  • Sondre Kjøren 17 år fra Orkdal
  • Maria Maagerø Johannesen 17 år fra Nøtterøy
  • Eivind Hovden 15 år fra Tokke
  • Lene Maria Bergum 19 år fra Namsos
  • Guro Vartdal Håvoll 18 år fra Ørsta
  • Marianne Sandvik 16 år fra Hundvåg
  • Sverre Flåte Bjørkavåg 28 år fra Sula
  • Andreas Dalby Grønnesby 17 år fra Stange
  • Rolf Christopher Johansen Perreau 25 år fra Trondheim
  • Sondre Furseth Dale 17 år fra Haugesund
  • Gizem Dogan 17 år fra Trondheim
  • Hanne Kristine Fridtun 19 år fra Stryn
  • Snorre Haller 30 år fra Trondheim
  • Tore Eikeland 21 år fra Osterøy
  • Kai Hauge 32 år fra Oslo
  • Gunnar Linaker 23 år fra Bardu
  • Ismail Haji Ahmed 19 år fra Hamar
  • Hanne Anette Balch Fjalestad 43 år fra Lunner
  • Bano Abobakar Rashid 18 år fra Nesodden
  • Diderik Aamodt Olsen 19 år fra Nesodden
  • Sharidyn Svebakk- Bøhn 14 år fra Drammen
  • Synne Røyneland 18 år fra Oslo
  • Margrethe Bøyum Kløven 16 år fra Bærum
  • Silje Merete Fjellbu 17 år fra Rjukan
  • Syvert Knudsen 17 år fra Lyngdal
  • Hanna M. Orvik Endresen 61 år fra Oslo

Little Green Footballs – The Oslo Terrorist’s ‘Counter-Jihad’ Ideology

The Oslo Terrorist’s ‘Counter-Jihad’ Ideology

Blood on their hands
Charles Johnson

By now you’ve probably heard about Oslo terrorist Anders Behring Breivik’s “manifesto,” a 1,516-page screed with some writing by Breivik, but mostly consisting of quotes and articles by “counter-jihad” bloggers and similar right wing sources.

(You can find it on the web if you really want to read it; I won’t link to it because there are sections that are basically a manual for terrorism; Breivik goes into great detail about the assembly and testing of the bomb, his weapons and ammunition, etc.)

But I’ve seen a lot of people mistakenly attributing the articles that make up most of the manifesto to Breivik himself. In fact, the blog source that’s probably cited the most throughout Breivik’s book is Jihad Watch, run by anti-Muslim demagogue Robert Spencer; Breivik cites Robert Spencer more than 40 times, always approvingly.

And a very large number — more than three dozen — of the lengthy articles reprinted in the book are the work of the anonymous white nationalist blogger “Fjordman,” who apparently gave Breivik permission to use them.

Back in the day, I linked to Fjordman’s articles myself; he was a big self-promoter and would email and ask for links every time he posted something. But sometime around 2007 (when I criticized him and other “counter-jihad” bloggers for making deals with extreme right wing European groups) it became clear that his seeming erudition and extreme logorrhea was a cover for a particularly nasty form of European white nationalism.

And this split is actually reflected in the articles by Fjordman that Breivik put in his book. In the early pieces you’ll see complimentary links to LGF, turning into insults and revilement in the later pieces when I called them out, then wouldn’t back down or “apologize” to these racist cretins.

Many of the most extreme statements and positions I’ve seen people quoting are actually taken directly from Fjordman himself. LGF reader Gus 802 found a great example of this, in one of Fjordman’s articles from 2009, titled The Coming Crash:

Some highlights of this one article:

• I would rank Britain as the Western European country most likely to first get a civil war caused by mass immigration and Multiculturalism.

• There will be a pan-Western and perhaps international economic and social collapse in the not-too-distant future.

• We need to learn from our enemies, both internal and external…They must be squashed, otherwise we cannot deal rationally and adequately with our external enemies.

• We must get rid of Feminism, which is destructive and merely an extension of Marxism, anyway.

• We must document what is being done to us by treasonous elites for future references, for instance by making a video dedicated to anti-white verbal and physical violence around the world. We must take steps to ensure our physical safety and regain pride in our heritage.

• The current US President Obama has publicly pledged himself to combat opposition to Islam rather than Islam itself, which means that it is official US policy to spread Islamic law.

• If the Soviet Union was the Evil Empire then the USA is the Diversity Empire, committed to spreading Multiculturalism and genetic Communism around the world, especially to white majority countries.

• The United States will not survive this century. It will be split into several countries according to ethnic, racial and perhaps even ideological lines. There is no such thing as a universal nation. People want to live with their own kind. The only ones who are not allowed to do so are whites, and they are starting to get tired of this double standard.

• Anti-white ideologies are now taught in every Western university and were arguably elevated to national ideology in the USA with the election of Obama.

Just look at what these people are saying to their right wing fans; if you follow this stuff to its sickening logical conclusion, the very fate of civilization itself is at risk. It’s an apocalyptic view, a vision of a war for existence against the encroaching dark-skinned hordes.

Among people who truly believe this paranoid world view, is it any wonder that one of them finally took the next step?

Unlike Jared Loughner (the shooter of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords), with Anders Behring Breivik there’s no doubt whatsoever where he got the inspiration and the ideology that led inexorably to the horror in Oslo.

When Gabrielle Giffords and several others were shot, I was critical of the right wing blogs and Sarah Palin in particular, for encouraging a climate of violent rhetoric. But in the Norway atrocities, the responsibility is far more evident and direct.

People like Fjordman and Pamela Geller and the right wing blogosphere who spew apocalyptic rhetoric and refuse to denounce the extremists among them now have the very real blood of children on their hands.

The best rip off the disgraceful media coverage in the US was on the Comedy Central!

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Anders Breivik: the story no one wanted to tell

Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Stoere

Robert Fox: An Islamist plot was so much more convenient for today’s narcissistic media

LAST UPDATED 7:52 AM, JULY 27, 2011

From the first, the British media, the broadcasters in particular, have had a great deal of difficulty in reporting the foreground and the background to Anders Behring Breivik’s mass murder spree in Oslo and Utoya island last Friday.

Even on the hard news bulletins, they rushed to judgment before fully and forensically investigating the facts.

By chance, on Friday night I had been invited to do the two newspaper reviews on Sky News. The full extent of the carnage caused by the bombing in the centre of Oslo and out on the island was only just becoming known from reports on the ground.

But still the questions were who and why? Only at around midnight was the name of the prime suspect, Breivik, announced. But already the news channels were full of speculation as to what had happened.

For several hours the tide was following in favour of some further outrage by Islamist militants, branches of al-Qaeda even, as if Osama bin Laden’s spectre had risen from his watery grave. ‘Norway’s 9/11’ barked the headline on the Sun‘s first edition.

It seemed that commentators started shifting from the Islamist theme with the greatest reluctance.

My co-reviewer of the papers at 10.30 pm that night on Sky, the Republican commentator and law professor Colleen Graffy, a former member of the George W Bush administration, even suggested that the fact that the perpetrator was a “blonde Norwegian male” – the only description we had at the time – could mean that the Islamist terrorists had moved to “a new level” by now recruiting native Norwegians.

Then, gingerly, the narrative of the right-wing loner, who liked to dress up in strange uniforms, began to emerge. As the world’s television crews lumbered into Norway, the anchormen and women back home struggled. The BBC, radio and television, hedged their bets.

BBC Radio News bulletins reported a behavioural psychologist saying that the suspect was not mad, as he was talking coherently and had not killed himself – which is what most perpetrators of shooting sprees, especially against children, usually do.

The more this claim for the murder’s sanity was broadcast, the more bizarre it sounded – a piece of explaining away, rather than serious analysis. It was almost as if by modern psychiatric standards, to say nothing of basic social ethics, it was quite understandable to try to blow up Norway’s prime minister in central Oslo and then try to wipe out a teenage holiday camp.

On Monday, Sam Leith in the Evening Standard wrote that Breivik was a mad loner and there was no politics to speak of in what he did and aimed to do. More judicious and nearer the mark was Roger Cohen in the International Herald Tribune yesterday. At one level, he wrote, Breivik appears “a particularly murderous psychotic loner”, but, on the other hand, his violence was brewed in “a specific European environment” which is also manifest in the USA.

In other words there are the elements of the deranged loner, but his motives, programmes and legacy are set in a deep social and political context.

There is much in common in the story so far with the incidents at Ruby Ridge in Idaho, 1992, the destruction of the Waco commune in 1993, the Aum Shinrikyo Tokyo underground attack of 1995, and the Oklahoma FBI building bombing that April.

The narratives of all these fed into each other. They were celebrated in underground ballads and manifestos, and their perpetrators became heroes to that audience. The figure of Anders Behring Breivik is sure to be installed in this black Valhalla of extremist anti-heroes, if isn’t already.

So why can’t much of mainstream media tackle this story of our time, the insane act of violence, and the context in which it is set?

First because it is too complex for most broadcast news outfits, whose coin is the 30-second sound-bite, the YouTube blurred image, marinated with instant judgment from the studio, preferably in under a minute. Second, this is a tale of Narcissus – a narcissistic killer reflected in the mirror of a narcissistic media, where performance takes precedence over cool exposition and analysis.

Thus we have the thundering clichés – “Norway losing its innocence” and “this tranquil and most peaceful of all communities”.

The truth is Norway, like Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, still has the traumas of the past to contend with – the shadow of Nazi occupation, collaboration and resistance – as well as the huge recent changes in society, including the sudden impact of new immigration and the new political Islam.

It is also, as Roger Cohen points out, part of the story of western ‘declinism’ – my word not his – that the steam is running out of our once prosperous economy and society.

This has been reported brilliantly by the band of writers known collectively as ‘Scandinavia Noir’ – of which the most celebrated are Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankel, Jo Nesbo and Karin Fossum.

Larsson and Nesbo plied their trade initially as investigative reporters, and the Breivik story could be almost be the plot line of any one of their stories.

The opening chapter of Mankel’s latest and last Inspector Kurt Wallender novel ends with a prescient paragraph. Curiously, it refers to the murder of the prime minister Olof Palme, but it applies just as well to Oslo and our Europe today.

“So it all began with a fit of rage. This story about the realities of politics, this journey into the swamps where truth and lies are indistinguishable and nothing is clear.”