One crucial point that Western mass media have frequently failed to highlight is that although Anders Behring Breivik sees Muslims as enemies, he very much views them as enemies to admire and emulate. The terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is mentioned as frequently as he is partly because ABB greatly admired his al-Qaida terror network and wanted to create a European counterpart to it. When Breivik stated this during his trial in 2012, this revelation appeared to take many members of the general public by surprise. That’s because the mass media had not done a good enough job at truthfully and accurately presenting the full contents of the manifesto.
I was not surprised at all, having read the full text myself. It was quite evident from certain parts of the so-called manifesto that Breivik greatly admired the “martyrdom” operations of Jihadist terrorists and wanted to copy key aspects of their methodology and mentality, including their view of terrorism as a political tool. A little bit of the same can be seen with his admiration for organized Marxist ruthlessness, which he also wanted to copy.
The bomb in central Oslo on July 22, 2011 was not made by a Muslim connected to al-Qaida, as many observers had suspected at first, but it was the work of a man who consciously copied al-Qaida. It’s also worth recalling that while not a single right-wing group in Europe supported this terror attack, Islamic Jihadist terrorist groups, one of them calling itself Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, initially claimed responsibility for the Oslo bomb, citing Norway’s military presence alongside the rest of the Western military defense alliance NATO in Afghanistan as well as insults to Islam’s founder Muhammed, presumably referring to reprinted Danish Muhammed cartoons.
From page 1,472 until the final page of Breivik’s manifesto are listed “further studies” about assorted militant organizations around the world, revolutions and fourth generation warfare. These include a reading list with references to various works of supposed revolutionary interest, from Michael Bakunin, Eric Hobsbawm, Timothy Garton Ash, Leon Trotsky, Naomi Klein or Vladimir Lenin to Antonio Gramsci, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Among successful militant organizations worthy of study and emulation, Breivik specifically highlighted the Islamic terror organization al-Qaida, due to its superior structural and methodical adaptation.
He further wrote (page 958 of the manifesto) that he is willing to see a restored Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, presumably dominated by such groups as the Muslim Brotherhood. This is certainly not a viewpoint supported by most conservative Islam-critics. On the contrary, virtually all of the Islam-critical authors quoted against their will in this text, from Robert Spencer, Bat Ye’or and Andrew G. Bostom to myself, have for years warned against advances made by the MB and similar groups, both in the Islamic world and in the Western world.
In this case, Breivik did not side with conservative Islam-critics at all, as the press likes to claim. On the contrary, he sided with the Multicultural, Globalist, pro-Islamic political and media establishment of the modern West: The BBC, the CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Le Monde, the Australian government, the Canadian government, the EU and the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama in the USA.
Nearly the entire Western establishment cheered on the so-called Arab Spring in 2011-2012, which has swept a Muslim Brotherhood regime to power in an important country like Egypt. Western governments have in some cases actively intervened on the side of forces known to contain people with connection to al-Qaida and similar Islamic terrorist networks, for instance in Libya and partly in Syria. These policies would have been applauded by Breivik, but have been vocally opposed by the conservative Islam-critical writers quoted and abused by him.
This is just one of several examples where Breivik’s incoherent and confused ideas have been misrepresented and misused for political purposes.
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