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Spencer: Norway rampage will only help Islam
Chad Groening – July 26, 2011
An author and terrorism expert is condemning the actions of the Norwegian terrorist suspect who used his name in an anti-Islamic manifesto.
Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, was bombarded with media requests after it was revealed that suspect Anders Breivik used Spencer’s name 64 times in the 1,500-page manifesto about his belief that Europe must be saved from Muslim colonization.
Mere HER i OneNewsNow.
Shari Goodman – July 26, 2011
Now that a white Norwegian with blond hair and blue eyes has committed a horrendous act of terrorism in Norway, there will be many in the press who will attempt to silence those who speak out about the danger of Islam. Yet, this September 11th, we will mark the 10 anniversary of the worst attack upon our soil perpetrated by Muslims faithfully engaged in Jihad as commanded of them in the Quran. We lost nearly 3000 thousand fellow Americans on that day…..fathers, mothers, children, wives and husbands slaughtered for the sin of being infidels. Since that fateful day there have been over 17,000 Islamic acts of terror committed around the globe with over 116 plots and 33 deaths on American soil alone.
Mere HER i Family Security Matters.
A Warning from Norway
Frank Gaffney – July 26, 2011
Almost lost in official Washington’s preoccupation with the partisan slug-fest over raising the debt ceiling and reducing the deficit was the despicable, murderous attack in Norway on Friday. Unfortunately, such inattention increases the likelihood that the wrong lessons will be learned from the mayhem – and a proper response to the mayhem inflicted upon that Nordic ally will not be forthcoming.
The predictable narrative has already begun to take hold. The confessed perpetrator of a bombing of government offices in Oslo and a seek-and-destroy operation at a Labor Party youth camp on Utoya Island, Anders Behring Breivik, is depicted as a “Christian,” “conservative” and/or “right-wing extremist.” His attacks, we are told, were animated by a delusional ambition to save his country from an Islamic take-over.
Mere HER hos Center for Security Policy. Kan også læses her hos AIM.
A Ridiculous Rapid Response
Why did so many “experts” declare the Oslo attacks to be the work of Islamic terrorists?
By Christopher Hitchens – July 24, 2011
Having had 16 years to reflect since Oklahoma City, we should really have become a little more refined in our rapid-response diagnoses of anti-civilian mass murder. Rather than make it more difficult, the number of contrasting features in the most recent case of Norway actually makes this task fractionally easier. The fruit bat and troll population of the recent scenery of catastrophe, enriched with Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell characters, permits a wider view of the various fields of fire and a greater variety of arguable motives for analysis.
Mere HER i Slate. Kan også læses her i National Post.
The New York Times Finds Its Poster Boy for Hate
By Aaron Goldstein on July 26, 2011
When it came to light that Anders Behring Breivik was responsible for the heinous acts of terrorism in Norway — which, as of this writing, claimed the lives of 76 people last Friday — the New York Times wasted no time in putting forward a narrative.
Consider a few of these headlines from The Gray Lady:
“Oslo suspect wrote of fear of Islam and plan for war”
“Norway Attacks Put Spotlight on Rise of Right-Wing Sentiment in Europe”
“Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S.”
The Times notes how Breivik followed writers who were critical of Muslim jihadists and their influence, most notably Robert Spencer. The article, written by Scott Shane, suggests that Spencer’s writings and those of others “indirectly fostered the crimes in Norway.” But as Mark Steyn so pointedly asked, “So, if a blonde blue-eyed Aryan Scandinavian kills dozens of other blonde blue-eyed Aryan Scandinavians, that’s now an ‘Islamophobic’ mass murder?” Steyn further notes, “As far as we know, not a single Muslim was among the victims.” But facts be damned. The New York Times has a narrative it must pursue.
Mere HER i The American Spectator.
The case of Anders Breivik shows how the internet pushes political views in extreme directions
By Ed West – July 26th, 2011
There are five stages of dealing with terrorism – horror, shock, denial, acceptance, and blaming the Jews. It’s easy to see why so many Muslims find comfort in conspiracy theories about 9/11 and 7/7; it’s very unnerving to find out that someone so extreme, hate-filled and inhumane comes from your own religious or political circles. No wonder the far Right already have their conspiracy theory lined up about Friday’s events.
More troubling is any possible moral support given by the centre Right. Anders Breivik is a Right-wing conservative opposed to Islamic immigration, cultural Marxism and the EU. He was a fan of Melanie Phillips and Mark Steyn, as well as many other centre-Right columnists and thinkers. He read many British newspapers, including this one. As Boris Johnson has said, some of his language could perfectly fit in with the British blogosphere.
Mere HER i The Telegraph.
Don’t turn Norway into Europe’s 11 September
Sections of the European liberal elite are trying to make moral mileage out of this rampage just as shamelessly as the right did with 9/11.
25 July 2011 – by Brendan O’Neill
When it was reported on Friday that there had been an explosion and an horrific mass shooting in Norway, many observers assumed that al-Qaeda or some other radical Islamist group had struck at the heart of peaceful Scandinavia. ‘Norway’s 9/11’, said the front page of the Sun on Saturday, with the subheading: ‘“Al-Qaeda” massacre.’ Yet when it was revealed that the alleged bomber and shooter is a Norway-born, blonde-haired, farm-owning Aryan, observers quickly bought into the idea that we were faced with something very different from an al-Qaeda attack. This wasn’t ‘Norway’s 9/11’ after all, but something more akin to Columbine-on-steroids, a right-wing madman letting off steam in a most barbaric fashion. As one Norwegian police official put it: this was ‘probably more Norway’s Oklahoma than its World Trade Centre’.
Mere HER i Spiked.