7/24/11, NY Times, "The man accused of the killing
spree in Norway was deeply influenced by a small group of American bloggers and writers
who have warned for years about the threat from Islam, lacing his 1,500-page manifesto with quotations from them,
In the document
- as well as copying multiple passages from the tract of the Unabomber.
he posted online, Anders Behring Breivik
, who is accused of bombing government buildings and killing scores of young people at a Labor Party camp, showed that he had closely followed the acrimonious American debate over Islam.
His manifesto, which denounced Norwegian politicians as failing to defend the country from Islamic influence, quoted Robert Spencer, who operates the Jihad Watch Web site, 64 times, and cited other Western writers who shared his view that Muslim immigrants pose a grave danger to Western culture.
More broadly, the mass killings in Norway, with their echo of the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City by an antigovernment militant, have focused new attention around the world on the subculture of anti-Muslim bloggers and right-wing activists and
The revelations about Mr. Breivik’s American influences
- renewed a debate over the focus of counterterrorism efforts....
exploded on the blogs over the weekend, putting Mr. Spencer and other self-described “counterjihad” activists on the defensive, as their critics suggested
that their portrayal of Islam as a threat to the West indirectly fostered the crimes in Norway.
The Times makes clear in the article its view that the Norway killings
could easily happen here, and the government should be suspicious of white Americans
who are right of center. The killer was keenly focused on Europe's Islamist enablers, but the Times doesn't dwell on that. Anyhow, I must be to blame too because on June 29, 2011, I did a blog post on the high incidence of Norwegian girls being raped
P.S. Sorry to inform the NY Times, but 80% of Americans polled say
they're dissatisfied or angry with Washington DC, per a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Not exactly a small fringe group of bloggers. 7/24/11, "Voters’ renewed anger at Washington spurs formation of third-party advocate groups,
" Washington Post, Chris Cillizza
Update #2, One of the American bloggers named by the NY Times as deeply influential to the killer, Pamela Geller, was mentioned exactly once in the 1500 page document
(paragraph 8 in following link):
"The New York Times today
has a wretched editorial masquerading as a news story on Robert Spencer and his alleged complicity in the Oslo massacres
because his ideas are cited by the lunatic responsible. Joseph McCarthy
could not have done it better. The Times
next will blame Noam Chomsky for the crimes of Osama bin Laden and Al Gore for the crimes of the Unabomber since the ideas of both were cited by the lunatics. Chomsky is not only cited by the Islamic terrorists, he openly supports them
— yet the Times
would be the first to express shock and outrage at the mere suggestion of Chomsky’s complicity in the crimes of al-Qaeda, Hizbollah and Hamas."...
- via Lucianne.com, James Delingpole, and Atlas Shrugs (all 'right wing blogs')
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