One of the experts on contemporary Islamophobia subpoenaed in the trial against Anders Behring Breivik is the Norwegian writer Øyvind Strømmen. Prior to this case he was virtually unknown, but he has enjoyed a tremendous career boost thanks to Breivik’s evil acts, and is now hailed as a “leading expert” on the Counterjihad, a claim which triggers roars of laughter from those who actually know this movement. A lucky opportunist, Strømmen sells his books by labeling me a dangerous “Fascist.” He says very little about real problems caused by mass immigration to Western countries, but a great deal about how evil any opposition to mass immigration is.
Strømmen also had an article published in the prestigious American magazine Foreign Affairs, a journal published by an influential foreign-policy think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations. The CFR usually supports the line that Islam is not a problem in itself, only certain “militant Islamists.” Writing there about what he termed “violent Counter-Jihadism,” which he linked to Breivik’s mass murder, Strømmen concluded that “It is crucial that law-enforcement authorities and intelligence agencies better understand the true relationship between the words and ideas of Internet-based counter-jihadists and the real-world violence they seem to have inspired.”
The official line promoted in the mainstream media, for instance by Mina Hauge Nærland in the newspaper Aftenposten, is that I am an “extremist” whereas Strømmen is an expert on extremists. It is unclear how he earned this title just by reading a few blogs, however. I’ve seen former US President George W. Bush multiple times on TV. Does that make me an expert on Bush, to be consulted by the press and the police?
At the public broadcaster NRK, Tarjei Skirbekk honored Strømmen’s book The Dark Net with a very positive review. I’m referred to as one of the foremost ideologues “on the extreme Right in Europe and a leading carrier of Fascist ideology.” Strømmen spends much time discussing various proto-Fascists, one of them being the Italian author Oriana Fallaci. Fallaci was an anti-Fascist throughout her life and saw the struggle against Islam in the final years of her life as the logical conclusion of this – but let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story.
I have been forced to pay thousands of kroner to this public broadcaster out of my own pocket for years, as have most Norwegian citizens. I challenged journalist Knut Hoem from NRK, who reviewed a related book about the dangers of Islamophobia, about why his channel never seems to review books such as Marked for Death by Geert Wilders. After all, as a public service institution supposedly dedicated to balanced “quality” journalism, shouldn’t they present both sides of the story? Predictably, I received no reply to this question.
For the record, in all of my writings – and I’d estimate that I have published more than a million words online, although I lost track years ago – I haven’t called for colonizing other peoples’ countries a single time. Not once.
What it takes to be labeled a “right-wing extremist” and almost a “Nazi” in our age is to be European and support the self-determination and self-preservation of European civilization and the ethnic groups and nations which historically created it. Self-preservation, the very essence of life all the way down to bacteria, is now systematically being denied to Europeans. If you are a person of European extraction, you become an “extremist” not by wanting to colonize other people’s countries, but simply by resisting the colonization of your country by others.
In the regional daily Bergens Tidende, Norway’s largest newspaper published outside the capital city of Oslo, the columnist Frode Bjerkestrand wrote a review of Strømmen’s book about dangerous right-wing extremists such as myself, illustrated by a photo of mean-looking neo-Nazis on the march. Bjerkestrand dubbed it “insightful” and said that it brings light into the mindset of extremism and terrorism in Europe, with its “language of hate.”
Strømmen published an essay in the newspaper VG entitled “The Prophet Peder Jensen.” Yes, the Prophet, peace be upon me. He there stated that “Fjordman has contributed to constructing the idea world of the terrorists. He has laid foundations for the infrastructure of terrorism. Peder Jensen from Ålesund is the Sayyid Qutb of the Counterjihad, he is the ideologue who gave the terrorists a push into a dark and hateful world.”
Notice the plural here: terrorists. This is not an error; it is there in the original text. Not only is Mr. Strømmen largely blaming me for pushing Breivik into mass murder of 77 people; he’s suggesting that there is a veritable wave of terrorists out there, all inspired by my evil writings. And he is lauded as an “expert” in the field!
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