Breivik manifesto outlines virulent right-wing ideology that fueled Norway massacre

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A detailed manifesto reportedly written by the alleged perpetrator behind the Norway massacre was posted on the web yesterday by an American blogger.  Titled “2083: A European Declaration of Independence,” it sheds significant light on the virulent and extreme right-wing, anti-Islam and anti-immigrant ideology which appears to have fueled Anders Behring Breivik’s murder of over 90 people on Friday.

As the Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah notes:

Anders Behring Breivik saw himself as a holy warrior and crusader engaged in a war against a “Marxist-Islamist alliance” that he feared would take over Europe if not stopped. He hoped by his actions to inspire “thousands” to follow in his path. He described himself as a “martyr” and “resistance fighter.”

He described members of Norway’s Labour Party as “traitors” because of their alleged support of “multiculturalism and Islamisation.” Behring advocated “terror” attacks on mosques, especially during Muslim relgious holidays.

This is according to a 1,500 page manuscript Breivik himself wrote. Norway’s public broadcaster NRK reported on the manuscript and that Breivik had admitted to writing and disseminating it (Google translation of NRK report).

In addition, the manuscript provides a more detailed look at how Breivik’s strong support for extremist Israeli policies fits into his worldview. Professed throughout the manifesto is a motif of unwavering support for Israel–a key component of Breivik and his ilk’s ideology–in addition to support for the mass deportations of Arabs and Muslims from Israel/Palestine. Here are some examples taken from an English translation of the manuscript written by Breivik:


Let’s end the stupid support for the Palestinians that the Eurabians have encouraged, and start supporting our cultural cousin, Israel…(page 338)

I believe Europe should strive for:

A cultural conservative approach where monoculturalism, moral, the nuclear family, a free market, support for Israel and our Christian cousins of the east, law and order and Christendom itself must be central aspects (unlike now). Islam must be re-classified as a political ideology and the Quran and the Hadith banned as the genocidal political tools they are…(page 661)

As part of a “draft” for a so-called “European Declaration of Independence,” Breivik also writes:

A public statement in support of Israel against Muslim aggression should be issued, and the money that has previously been awarded to Palestinians should be allocated partly to Israel’s defence, partly to establish a Global Infidel Defence Fund with the stated goal of disseminating information about Muslim persecution of non-Muslims worldwide

Max Blumenthal succintly explains here why Israel occupies such a central role in the Islamophobic far-right’s imagination:

While in many ways Breivik shares core similarities with other right-wing anti-government terrorists, he is the product of a movement that is relatively new, increasingly dangerous, and poorly understood. I described the movement in detail in my “Axis of Islamophobia” piece, noting its simultaneous projection of anti-Semitic themes on Muslim immigrants and the appeal of Israel as a Fort Apache on the front lines of the war on terror, holding the line against the Eastern barbarian hordes. Breivik’s writings embody this seemingly novel fusion, particularly in his obsession with “Cultural Marxism,” an increasingly popular far-right concept that positions the (mostly Jewish) Frankfurt School as the originators of multiculturalism, combined with his call to “influence other cultural conservatives to come to our…pro-Israel line.”

Breivik and other members of Europe’s new extreme right are fixated on the fear of the “demographic Jihad,” or being out-populated by overly fertile Muslim immigrants. They see themselves as Crusader warriors fighting a racial/religious holy war to preserve Western Civilization. Thus they turn for inspiration to Israel, the only ethnocracy in the world, a country that substantially bases its policies towards the Palestinians on what its leaders call “demographic considerations.” This is why Israeli flags invariably fly above black-masked English Defense League mobs, and why Geert Wilders, the most prominent Islamophobic politician in the world, routinely travels to Israel to demand the forced transfer of Palestinians.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency also picks up the story in an article today, “Norway killer espoused new right-wing, pro-Israel philosophy”:

The confessed perpetrator in the terror attack in Norway espoused a new right-wing philosophy allied with Israel against Islam – a trend in European populist and far-right movements that has Israel worried…

European right-populist parties increasingly have been waving the flag of friendship with Israel. Last month, after it emerged that German-Swedish far-right politician Patrik Brinkmann had met in Berlin with Israeli Likud lawmaker Ayoub Kara, deputy minister for Development of the Negev and Galilee, Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding that Kara be prevented from making further trips abroad.

According to Ynet, Lieberman accused Kara of meeting with neo-Nazis and causing damage to Israel’s image. Brinkman said he had reached out to Israeli rightists hoping to build a coalition against Islam

There are supporters of Israel who refuse to acknowledge the central role right-wing Zionism plays in the current attempt to gin up anti-Muslim sentiment. But the actions and words of Breivik, and those from whom he drew inspiration, make clear that it is imperative to acknowledge, understand and combat what Blumenthal aptly calls the “axis of Islamophobia.”

Alex Kane, a freelance journalist currently based in Amman, Jordan, blogs on Israel/Palestine at alexbkane.wordpress.com, where this post originally appeared. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.

43 Responses

  1. GalenSword
    July 24, 2011, 6:37 pm

    Labor Zionism has generally demonized Islam at least as much as Jabotinskian Zionism. There is no good Zionism.

  2. GalenSword
    July 24, 2011, 6:43 pm

    Commentary Magazine, which the AJC only just spun off as an independent entity in January 2007 ( link to tinyurl.com ), presented the larger picture of American Jewish anti-democratic attitudes in its January issue, which contains the article “Jews, Muslims and Democrats” ( link to commentarymagazine.com ) by Gabriel Schoenfeld, who writes:

    …in the judgment of the political scientist Peter Skerry, we may now be witnessing the emergence of a new force in American politics. Writing in Time, and citing a whole range of such convergent interests, Skerry calls this a “Muslim-liberal coalition” (more accurately it might be called a Muslim/Arab-liberal coalition). If he is right, and if this coalition can be organized to act with any degree of coherence, it could indeed end up, through sheer numbers alone, wielding a disproportionate influence on American politics [my emphasis], to the clear detriment of the interests of American Jews.

    • American
      July 25, 2011, 1:27 am

      ” ….it could indeed end up, through sheer numbers alone, wielding a disproportionate influence on American politics [my emphasis], to the clear detriment of the interests of American Jews.”

      Which is the same as Daniel Pipes —- “the presence, and increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims” entail “true dangers” for American Jews”-CNN American Morning, 11/18/02)

      Just consider what this is really saying…….which is that the Zionist must keep Muslims out of, or at least down in AMERICA so that zionist will not lose their ‘political hold’ on the US government.
      Think about that…real hard…about what it means when one group can demonize another group within a supposed democracy in order to maintain control over that country’s government that is in fact nothing to them but something to be used for the benefit of a foreign country, in this case Israel. This what they are doing, attempting to do, or already have done in our country.

      One other thing struck me in reading Breivik’s writings. His hatred of “multiculturalism”…how he wanted to save Europe from multiculturalism. I instantly flashed back to last year when the main theme of the hasbara activist on the net was ranting against ‘multiculturalism’. At the time I thought… well another hypocritical stance.. since without multicultural societies the Jews themselves would be slam out of luck. It reminded me of how so called liberal zionist love liberalism outside Israel for themselves, but not inside Israel for others. I think perhaps the zionist and the hasbara crowd think now after 60 years of propaganda they have convinced everyone that they are like ‘us’ or the white folk Christians and therefore it is safe for them to attack multiculturalism, which is of course aimed at the Muslims and Arabs, just as “multiculturalism” was used against Jews in Germany.

      This is such a FUBAR tangled web of agendas between zionist and the right wing and religious fanatics…….it’s going to blow sky high sooner or later.
      It’s a sane person’s worst nightmare…we are looking at all this, seeing all the steps, watching one thing lead to another, knowing where it is all heading and bound to end up and we can’t do anything about it because we have a government so corrupt and consumed with their own personal political interest nothing gets thru to them.

      I may have to watch the ending of this horror show from some out of the way place like Jamaica.

      • MHughes976
        July 25, 2011, 5:48 am

        Very incisive!
        ‘Multiculturalism’ functions for these people as ‘cosmopolitanism’ did for Stalin, though I haven’t heard of ‘rootless multiculturalism’ yet.
        Objection to the power of numbers comes rather oddly from those so dedicated to beacons and bastions of democracy.

  3. ToivoS
    July 24, 2011, 6:51 pm

    If this is true — a trend in European populist and far-right movements that has Israel worried… why has Joe Lieberman and numerous Israeli diplomats been addressing and encouraging Christian Zionists in the US? Pipes and Pamela Geller are asshole buddies with the Christian Zionists and as is clear from the record left behind by this Norwegian terrorist, he belongs to the same movement.

    Israel’s efforts to annex the WB has been their national priority for 3 decades. This has cost them the support of many people in the west that formerly gave them unconditional support. In order to gain the additional land the Zionist figured they had to ally themselves with the ultraright. It sort of worked. Somehow Israeli agents convinced these people to transfer their hatred from Jews to Muslims. But now a little blow back.

    Obviously this Islamophobic alliance is made in Israel. It looks like one of their allies got a little off message and decided to massacre Norwegian socialists. Now Israel is starting to worry. They should, the Labor Party in Israel belongs to the same Socialist International as does the Norwegian victims.

    The lesson here should be very clear. Western European and American progressives cut your ties to Israel now. That way lies fascism.

  4. dimadok
    July 24, 2011, 7:27 pm

    Shall we start second round of accusations, combined with wild speculations or just call it a day? Norway murderer was xenophobic and it happens now that now Europe does not have many Jews to fill the gap, and his anger turned towards Muslim population. How is that connected to the Zionism, Alex? I suggest that should he did not find any Muslims, he would invent other enemies of his beloved country? His manifest uses whole paragraphs from Unabomber, fitting the profile of lonesome anti-social individual with obsessive ideas of idealized world. Same people are showing up in Israel or here, “shooting” in all directions, to feel personal satisfaction of good deeds. Good night, Alex.

    • Mooser
      July 24, 2011, 10:13 pm

      Oh, I see, Dimbulb, he only shot Norwegians because there were no Jews available, but deep down, he really wanted to kill Jews? Sure, okay!

    • Mooser
      July 24, 2011, 10:21 pm

      I guess nobody told you the rules Dimmok. Before you comment it’s best to read and understand the posts. A working knowledge of English grammar helps, too. Your stuff reads like you wrote it in, well, some other language and ran it through a Google translator in the middle of a brown-out.

      • Shingo
        July 25, 2011, 4:05 am

        Your stuff reads like you wrote it in, well, some other language and ran it through a Google translator in the middle of a brown-out.

        Panick is another possibility.

    • annie
      July 24, 2011, 10:51 pm

      Good night, Alex.

      is that a promise? make it a long long night pleeeease

    • mig
      July 25, 2011, 2:38 am

      dimadok :

      “How is that connected to the Zionism, Alex?”

      ++++ I dont know, i just look at the picture.

      link to google.com

    • Shingo
      July 25, 2011, 4:04 am

      Norway murderer was xenophobic and it happens now that now Europe does not have many Jews to fill the gap, and his anger turned towards Muslim population. How is that connected to the Zionism, Alex?

      The connection being that the xenophobes are gravitating to Zionism and actually turnign to Israel as an examplar to fultill their ideology.

      The connection being that not only are xenophobes are turnign their hatred on Muslims, but that they are looking to Zionists (like you) as kindrid spirits.

  5. Elliot
    July 24, 2011, 7:55 pm

    Alex,
    1) Why is your first quote only from page 338? What’s in the first 337 pages?
    Where’s the evidence that his spewings on Israel are central to his thinking?

    2) There are supporters of Israel who refuse to acknowledge the central role right-wing Zionism plays in the current attempt to gin up anti-Muslim sentiment.
    That includes some of Israel’s detractors too.

    3) To paraphrase Gandalf, when you say “right wing Zionism” do you mean that all Zionism is right wing or that it is only the right wing of Zionism that is Islamophobic? And if so, isn’t that true of the right wing of other movements – religious and political – too? Why do you single out right wing Zionism?
    How do you define “right wing”? (I asked you that already but have not seen a response…)

    • annie
      July 24, 2011, 10:08 pm

      Where’s the evidence that his spewings on Israel are central to his thinking?

      elliot, what do you think of jta’s article? the link for the last blockquote, did you read it?

      In numerous online postings, including a manifesto published on the day of the attacks, Breivik promoted the Vienna School or Crusader Nationalism philosophy, a mishmash of anti-modern principles that also calls for “the deportation of all Muslims from Europe” as well as from “the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”

      According to the manifesto, titled “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” and published under the pseudonym Andrew Berwick, the Vienna School supports “pro-Zionism/Israeli nationalism.”

      there’s more at the link. lots more, like this:

      European right-populist parties increasingly have been waving the flag of friendship with Israel, as well as expressing vehement opposition to Europe’s multicultural society.

      Last month, after it emerged that German-Swedish far-right politician Patrik Brinkmann had met in Berlin with Israeli Likud Party lawmaker Ayoub Kara, who is deputy minister for development of the Negev and Galilee, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding that Kara be prevented from making further trips abroad. According to Ynet, Lieberman accused Kara of meeting with neo-Nazis and causing damage to Israel’s image. Brinkman said he had reached out to Israeli rightists hoping to build a coalition against Islam.

      In postings on the website Document.no that appear to be by Breivik, the poster pondered whether one could “accept the moderate Nazis as long as they distance themselves” from the extermination of the Jews.

      • Elliot
        July 24, 2011, 11:24 pm

        Annie,
        Firstly, I’m happy to see that Alex has backed down from his earlier, outrageous headline about Zionism and the Norway murderer. We are now back in the realm of the reasonable.

        The text at the New York Times link produced zero references to Zionism. Please specify which link you are referring to.
        A couple of points on the specific quotes in the JTA article you quoted from:
        -Ayoub Kara is not Jewish. He is a Druze. The Likud Party always has one or two “minorities” on its list. I doubt that he could be pinned with “Islamophobe.” Brinkmann sounds like an idiot.
        -Israel is a proxy for all manner of beliefs: Western colonialism, Judaism. Previously, it was the Cold War and so on and so forth. And for additional, obvious reasons, it’s natural that the European fascists and racists will find their own resonance in Israel.
        But we should be careful to distinguish between their projections and how Israelis and Zionists see that relationship. Yes, Israelis and American Jews cultivate an unholy alliance with Christian fundamentalists, but I do not seen evidence that links them to the Norway murderer’s ilk. Per the JTA article, even Avigdor Lieberman gets that.
        And….just because the Nazis loved Richard Wagner, that doesn’t make Wagner a Nazi.

        Again – what’s in the first 337 pages and the next several hundred pages up to 661 that you guys are not reading?

        I have to agree with Dimadok on this one.

      • annie
        July 25, 2011, 12:12 am

        The text at the New York Times link produced zero references to Zionism. Please specify which link you are referring to.

        as i specifically mentioned in my last comment elliot: what do you think of jta’s article? the link for the last blockquote, did you read it?

        jta being: (from max’s article, my bold):

        The Jewish Telegraphic Agency also picks up the story in an article today, “Norway killer espoused new right-wing, pro-Israel philosophy”:

        nothing about the nyt. let me know if you cannot access the alex’s link for the last blockquote. also, alex did not “back down” this is a different article with a different focus.

      • annie
        July 25, 2011, 12:24 am

        Yes, Israelis and American Jews cultivate an unholy alliance with Christian fundamentalists, but I do not seen evidence that links them to the Norway murderer’s ilk.

        why? the killer ideolized deert wilder who embraces israel and israel’s rightwing embraces him right back. have you read max blumenthal’s excellent article Anders Behring Breivik, a perfect product of the Axis of Islamophobia?

        2 peas and a pod.

        Ayoub Kara is not Jewish. He is a Druze……I doubt that he could be pinned with “Islamophobe.”

        why?

      • ToivoS
        July 25, 2011, 1:33 am

        Annie, keep pushing. The Zionist are in panic mood today. Their hasbara are becoming frantic. Understand Elliot, we are talking about you.

      • American
        July 25, 2011, 2:04 am

        He’s jerking you around annie. You have given ample evidence in Berivik’s own writing of his incorporation of zionist hatred ‘specifically’ toward Muslims and the christian fundies attitude toward Israel is the only connection between zionist and fundies. Therefore the zionist and Israeli view was adopted by Berivik into his own “saving Europe from multicuturalism” right wing ideology.

      • American
        July 25, 2011, 3:22 am

        Here’s one of Berivik’s heros. Mark Steyn. You asked for a zionist connection, here it is….the same “mentality”. They are blood brothers except Steyn is ‘first a zionist’ and Berivik is ‘first a European right winger.’ They are bedfellows who share a hatred specifically for Muslims but for different reasons and with different ‘priorities”.
        Zionist piggyback the right and the right piggybacks the zionist….we see this all the time in the ‘partnership’ of zionist and fundies, or neos and zionist and many other special interest groups who join forces with other groups when one is useful to the other in advancing their seperate goals.
        Berivik didn’t carry out this attack because is a zionist but he has incorportated and was influenced at least in part by his zionist heros and the zionist meme about Islam and Muslims and multiculturalism.
        As Steyn said in this speech to the Jewish synagogue… ” It is time for a I am Spartacus moment”…evidently Berivik decided to become Spartacus in Norway and killed 84 teenagers.

        link to jewishledger.com

        Commentator and free speech hero Mark Steyn spoke at Ahavath Torah in Stoughton, Massachusetts last night, where ‘warrior’ Rabbi Jon Hausman is spiritual leader. The topic was: “Relighting the Lamps of Liberty: Standing Up For Freedom in a Darkening World”- a send-up on his book, “Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech and the Twilight of the West.” Steyn’s appearance there was triggered by a chance meeting with Rabbi Hausman, during which he indicated interest at speaking at Ahavath Torah – the go to venue for free speech advocates to appear in the greater Boston area. Rabbi Hausman’s sponsorship of Dutch politician Geert Wilders two years ago, today, was one reason cited by Steyn in making a commitment. That was two weeks ago. A mad scramble ensued to make suitable arrangements, including security, and get out publicity for last night’s signature event. There were interviews with Steyn and Rabbi Hausman on The Michael Graham Show show on Boston Talk radio station WTKK 96.9FM and the Helen Glover Radio Show on Providence WHJJ talk radio station WHJJ 920 AM. Michael Graham introduced Steyn at last night’s event.

        Despite ‘security concerns’ , in the end the social hall at the synagogue was packed to overflowing with a crowd estimated in excess at over 450 people. Rabbi Hausman said that they ran out of seating and many stood to hear what Steyn had to say. A fortunate 75 people who paid $100 each had a meet and greet private session with Steyn prior to his talk last night. The event was filmed and we hope to bring you some of that when it becomes available. Among the attendees was Dr. Charles Jacobs, who we interviewed in the February NER. The blog Right Wing Granny had a post on the talk “Steyn in Massachusetts.”

        She noted:

        Mr. Steyn’s opening remarks dealt with the fact that security concerns are being used as an excuse for government authorities to control public discourse. He pointed out that Ann Coulter had been prevented from speaking at a university in Canada due to ‘security concerns’ and that he had been prevented from speaking at a public forum in Canada due to ‘security concerns.’ He praised the Rabbi of the Ahavath Torah Congregation for refusing to bow to the pressure of ‘security concerns.’

        Mr. Steyn described the current events in the Middle East as the ‘Palestiniazation’ (I suspect he coined the word–it’s a great word {actually it was Bat Ye’or who did]) of the Middle East.

        Put an end to one-way multiculturalism. It is amazing that a pastor in Florida who threatened to burn a Koran drew a visit from the FBI and a call from President Obama. President Obama has never spoken out about either honor killings or female genital mutilation. Why was burning the Koran worth a comment and not the other items? We need a President willing to stand up and defend Western Civilization.

        We need to regain our individual liberty. Our government’s response to Islamic intimidation has been to find ways to limit the free speech of people who are telling the truth about Islam. Islam wants to use hate speech rules to make it a crime to criticize Islam. Public discourse can be controlled and limited by setting up the state as the sole arbiter of acceptable discourse. The group who applies the most muscle to the government will be the group who wins the concessions.

        We need to spread the risk of speaking out against Islam. It is time for an “I am Spartacus” moment. If an artist who drew a cartoon or the newspaper who published a cartoon is threatened, that cartoon should be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. Until we are willing to share the risk of speaking out, we will lose our freedom incrementally.

        From the reports it looks like it was a boffo performance by Steyn – a credit to Rabbi Hausman who organized this signature event at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

    • Jeffrey Blankfort
      July 24, 2011, 10:58 pm

      Perhaps, the Norwegian unabomber was in the habit of reading David Horowitz’s “Front Page?” If he is fan of Pamela Geller and Daniel Pipes, it is more than likely that he is. Just two days before the Oslo bombing and massacre an article appeared on the Front Page website by Joseph Klein, “The Quislings of Norway” from which the following is excerpted and it is still there:

      The infamous Norwegian Vidkun Quisling, who assisted Nazi Germany as it conquered his own country, must be applauding in his grave.

      In the latest example of Norwegian collaboration with the enemies of the Jews, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere declared during a press conference this week, alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, that “Norway believes it is perfectly legitimate for the Palestinian president to turn to the United Nations” to seek recognition of an independent Palestinian state….

      The foreign minister of Norway, which chairs a group of Palestinian donor nations, also used the occasion to hold the tin cup out for Abbas. Foreign Minister Stoere chided those who have decided to hold back on their contributions. “All donors should make an extra effort to support the Palestinians this summer and autumn,” he said.

      None of this should come as a surprise. Let’s not forget, for example, that Foreign Minister Stoere is in charge of the same Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which Socialist Ingrid Fiskaa — who said in April 2008 that she sometimes wished the United Nations would send “precision-guided missiles against selected Israeli targets” — so proudly serves as a state secretary.

      “During the Nazi occupation of Norway, nearly all Jews were either deported to death camps or fled to Sweden and beyond. Today, Norway is effectively under the occupation of anti-Semitic leftists and radical Muslims, and appears willing to help enable the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel. link to frontpagemag.c.om

      If that isn’t more than a justification for a pro-Israel white supremacist to commit mass murder, what is?

      • David Samel
        July 24, 2011, 11:47 pm

        Good find, Jeffrey. I occasionally scan fpm for news of the loonies, and saw this article about Norway but didn’t make the connection. fpm is now posting an article claiming that Norway is using the Breivik arrest to downplay the Islamist connection to the crime:

        Simultaneous attacks like these are the staple of the Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, but the arrest of Breivik is leading authorities to downplay an Islamist connection. One anonymous police official told the Associated Press that “it seems like that this is not linked to any international terrorist organizations at all” and “is probably more Norway’s Oklahoma City than it is Norway’s World Trade Center.” However, there are “no known domestic militant groups in Norway with the capability to stage large car bomb attacks.” The fact that Breivik did not choose to become a “martyr” does indicate a non-Islamist motivation. A key question will be how Breivik obtained the expertise and materials for the attacks, and whether Islamic extremists played some role despite their ideological differences.

        Suspicion immediately fell on Mullah Krekar , who lives in Norway and is the founder of Ansar al-Islam, an Iraq-based group affiliated with Al-Qaeda. Less than two weeks ago, he was charged with making death threats, after he threatened Norwegian officials with death if he is deported in June 2010. Krekar has justified the 9/11 attacks and supports killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq and civilians who help them. He met with Osama Bin Laden in the 1990s, who he described as “a jewel in the crown of Islam.” In 2009, he voiced his desire for a Caliphate that Bin Laden would help lead.

        Norway has around 500 soldiers serving in Afghanistan, and was threatened by Ayman al-Zawahiri as far back as 2003. If an Islamist role is found, the motivation will likely be the republishing of the Mohammed cartoons in Norway. Abu Yahya al-Libi, a top Al-Qaeda leader, called on Muslims to retaliate against Norway for the cartoons. In July 2010, three suspected Al-Qaeda operatives were arrested in Norway for planning to attack the Danish newspaper that originally published the cartoons mocking Mohammed.

        You can’t make this shit up.

      • Jeffrey Blankfort
        July 25, 2011, 1:32 am

        Two interesting items of co-incidence: The bombing in Oslo occurred on the 65th anniversary of the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by the Irgun which killed 91 people and one day after the 38th anniversary of the murder on July 21, 1973, of Ahmed Bouchiki, a Moroccan waiter in Lillehammer, Norway, who was killed by Mossad agents while walking with his pregnant wife.

        He had been mistaken for Ali Hassan Salameh, believed by Israel to have one of the leaders of Black September, the Palestinian group responsible for the attack on the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics the year before, who reportedly had been given shelter in Norway.

        The murder of Bouchiki proved to be a major embarrassment for Israel. Six Mossad agents, who were using fake Canadian passports, were arrested, and the incident became known as the Lillehammer affair. Israel subsequently paid compensation to Bouchiki’s family.

        I don’t think its a stretch to say that the Oslo bomber was aware of both of these dates.

        My first reaction was to see the Mossad behind the bombing since, with the exception of the Lillehammer killing, and a failed assassination attempt in Amman against Khalid Mashal of Hamas, Israel has been able to get away with murdering its opponents in foreign countries and time again, the most recent being the assassination two days ago of yet another Iranian physicist believed to be connected with Iran’s nuclear program.

        It had a previous history of doing away with scientists working for Egypt and Syria and let us not forget the peace loving people of Israel twice approved as its prime minister the principal director of operations of the Jewish terrorist group, Lehi (the Stern Gang), Yitzhak Shamir, the man believed to be responsible for the murder of UN envoy Count Folke Bernadotte and Britain’s Lord Moyne, in pre-state Palestine, .

        Although we must assume that the majority of Israelis and their supporters would not condone such an action on Israel’s part as took place in Oslo, even if they might lean towards the Front Page writer’s conclusions, it is equally obvious that there is a rather large and growing fringe in Israel as well as the United States that would have no compunction about Israel doing what it believes it needs to do to protect the Jewish state which they see as being “delegitimized” from all sides.

        Norway, more than any other European country, has been singled out for criticism by Israel’s supporters and there is even a website on the subject, “Norway, Israel and the jews [sic]: Anti-semitism and the anti-Israel lobby in Norway” link to israelwhat.com

        In May, Israeli President Shimon Peres criticized the Norwegian government’s refusal to classify Hamas as a terrorist organization, claiming that the country has “suddenly changed its standpoint” on such issues.

        “I do not understand Norway’s position, and I say that as a friend of Norway,” Peres told Norwegian TV channel, TV2. “If they shoot, if they fire rockets, why doesn’t Norway believe that they are terrorists? What else do they need to do?,” Peres added.

        In response, Foreign Minister Støre told the newspaper Aftenposten that “we condemn organizations that are involved in terrorism, but Norway has considered the situation as such that having lists where we put an organization and call it a terrorist organization will not serve our purposes.”

        Støre paid a visit to Israel in March where he met with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Netanyahu and tried to push both men toward resuming serious negotiations with the Palestinians.

        According to Ha’aretz, he came out of the meeting with Lieberman very disappointed. “His message is clear: Forget it,” said Støre

        In his talks with Netanyahu, Støre tried to convince him about the urgent need to present an Israeli diplomatic initiative. His main message was that “the occupation is the reason for the delegitimization against Israel.”

        “Norway is recognizing facts and not visions,” said Støre. “I would like to be the first to recognize the state of Palestine when negotiations have been completed. I say so as long as there is a prospect for those negotiations. If it is clear to people that there is no such prospect we will have to reevaluate.”

        I initially thought that the bombing in Oslo might have been Israel’s way of influencing that reevaluation. Given its sordid history, that would not have been out of the question.

      • Shingo
        July 25, 2011, 3:42 am

        Great post Jeffrey.

        I’m cerainly inclined to agree with you. It seems that the mania in Israel has reached such a fever pitch and become so out of control that there is no limit to the lenghts they will go to attack anyone that contradicts them. The insane lengths they went to to stop the flotilla for example, was simply nuts. How much money and time and effort did they invest to stop a few small boats they could just as easily have ignored?

        As for the ranian physicist, I read somehwre that this too was a case fo mistaken indentity. That they killed a student by accident, not a scientist.

      • Shingo
        July 25, 2011, 3:48 am

        You can’t make this shit up.

        Actually David,

        This argument could easily be turned the other way.

        A number of us have also expressed doubts as to whether Breivik could have pulled this off on his own and whether he did indeed have help.

        So if a “key question will be how Breivik obtained the expertise and materials for the attacks” then it’s much more likely that he had, not from Islamic extremists, but from foreigners who share his ideology.

        I suspect that this supreme irony is lost on the nut jobs at FPM.

    • Shingo
      July 25, 2011, 3:57 am

      2) There are supporters of Israel who refuse to acknowledge the central role right-wing Zionism plays in the current attempt to gin up anti-Muslim sentiment.
      That includes some of Israel’s detractors too.

      Which detractors might they be?

      Why do you single out right wing Zionism?

      Good point. The Zionist left is dead. All that remains of Zionism is right wing.

  6. American
    July 24, 2011, 8:01 pm

    link to brusselsjournal.com

    This is Breivik’s piece on why Europe must support Israel.
    Israel has always billed itself as the canary in the coal mine against “World Islamization”.
    I heard Hagee this am preaching to his flock about supporting Israel using words like victory, victors, war and overcoming and ‘welcoming trouble”.
    Breivik fits in right in as a christian zionist.
    Wonder how many US christian zionist are also ‘white people’ supremacist and anti immigrationist?

  7. Charon
    July 24, 2011, 8:43 pm

    Careful, the manifesto is a likely hoax. The MSM is reacting as if it is real but all you need to do is google the ‘group’ ‘he’ claims to be a part of – PCCTS (the Knights Templar thing). PCCTS.com is a fictional hoax website full of Illuminati stuff. The website was created over a year ago by QFF, a Netherlands-based community – link to quofataferunt.com

    They made it to see how gullible people fall for conspiracy stuff. QFF has NOTHING to do with the manifesto though, but the media is bugging them nonstop. Run the above URL into Google translate from Dutch to English for more info.

    The manifesto originated here – link to kevinislaughter.com yesterday along with the movie. They were not created prior to Friday despite what the MSM says.

    The manifesto plagiarizes the unabomber’s manifesto among many other sources. There is very little original material. QFF cannot believe that our MSM is picking this up and posting the photos. The photos are most likely ‘shopped, especially the laughable wetsuit one, but MSM is posting them!

    Six suspects arrested today. Nothing in the MSM except MSNBC says six were questioned and released which is a lie. This hoax manifesto is a straw man. Journalist should at least use google before posting garbage. Now we have the Muslim BS and this BS they posted as fact.

    • ToivoS
      July 25, 2011, 2:51 am

      Of course it is total nonsense but it is news because Breivic believed it was true. What was raging through his head is news.

      Now this is real news. I just heard from a source that Breivic was a client at Bachman’s clinic designed to cure homosexuality. Isn’t it strange that such a handsome man has no women or men in his life. Living with his mother into his 30s. Bachman’s husband probably had the perfect cure for him.

      • Shingo
        July 25, 2011, 3:33 am

        Isn’t it strange that such a handsome man has no women or men in his life.

        Isn’t is also creepy how he had studio quality protraits done? That picture of him in the diving suit, wielding that odd looking weapon looks like something from a catalogue or a film poster.

        It reminds me of that doctored picture of Oswald that was used for teh Time Magazine Cover, holding the rifle he apprently killed Kennedy with.

        It’s all pretty contrived if you ask me.

  8. GringoDingo
    July 24, 2011, 8:55 pm

    Note also numerous right-wing sources he cites for reference. The ‘usual suspects are all there': Daniel Pipes, JihadWatch, Pam Geller, FrontpageMag, FreeRepublic, LittleGreenFootballs, WorldNetDaily to name just a few. He takes all their garbage for granted.

    • Shingo
      July 25, 2011, 3:30 am

      The ‘usual suspects are all there’: Daniel Pipes, JihadWatch, Pam Geller, FrontpageMag, FreeRepublic, LittleGreenFootballs, WorldNetDaily to name just a few. He takes all their garbage for granted.

      And in one fell swoop, every one of these ghoulish characters has been stained by this tragedy, and deservedly so.

      Every time they mention how Walt and Meareshimer is cited by David Duke and Stormfront, we will remind them that they were cited by Breivic.

  9. Mooser
    July 24, 2011, 10:28 pm

    Okay, this is sort of Off-Topic, and sort of not.
    This is a very interesting site, an hour-by-hour visual update of the entire world’s media. It’s called 10 x 10

    • Mooser
      July 24, 2011, 10:30 pm

      The 10 x 10 Process:

      “Every hour, 10×10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour’s most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10×10 looks back through its archives to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly evolving record of our world is formed, based on prominent world events, without any human input.”

      • James
        July 24, 2011, 11:32 pm

        that is really interesting mooser… thanks for sharing the link… james

      • American
        July 25, 2011, 2:11 am

        Yes it is….fascinating, I book marked it…thanks.

      • Mooser
        July 25, 2011, 12:55 pm

        You’re welcome! I hoped it would prove interesting.

  10. Saleema
    July 25, 2011, 2:03 am

    Global Infidel Defence Fund

    the name takes all the seriousness out of what the Norway terrorist is trying to say.

  11. kalithea
    July 25, 2011, 2:32 am

    Terrorism has always benefited the Zionist cause, except in this case. Zionists are scurrying to do damage control on this, even if secretly their crusade and Breivik’s crusade are similar. Zionists love the wars on terror because they’re legitimate forms of terrorism against Muslims. It’s like Netanyahu stated: “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,”.

    9/11 was the best thing to happen to Israel. That’s why the dancing Israelis were doing pirouettes while the towers were in flames.

    Ahh, the underbelly of Zionism finally coming to light.

    • Shingo
      July 25, 2011, 3:28 am

      Ahh, the underbelly of Zionism finally coming to light.

      And it’s only just begun.

      This is going to open the floodgate I suspect, on where the victims of Zionism are burried, so to speak.

  12. seafoid
    July 25, 2011, 11:22 am

    link to guardian.co.uk

    The Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips — some of whose writings were quoted by Breivik in his vast, rambling manifesto — has given her reaction, and spoken of the hate mail she has already received.

    She writes:

    Already, through the selective and distorted use of this document and the amplification of such malevolence through Twitter and the net, a blood-lust is building … Breivik may be one unhinged psychopath – but what is now erupting as a result of the Norway atrocity is the frenzy of a western culture that has lost its mind.

    • Shingo
      July 25, 2011, 8:09 pm

      b…ut what is now erupting as a result of the Norway atrocity is the frenzy of a western culture that has lost its mind.

      In othr words, the event has shone a ligth on the collsctivist insanity of Zionism and what Israel now stands for, and Phillips and co have nowhere to hide.

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