Hitler had his Jewish problem. Anders Breivik, his Muslim problem. The more I read of Breivik’s manifesto, A European Declaration of Independence, the more it appears to me a latter-day version of Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Remember that when the dictator-to-be wrote his magnum opus he had not yet devised the formula for the Final Solution. He knew what the problem was (Jews) and had some ideas about how to deal with it, but he hadn’t come up with the policy of genocide adopted at the 1942 Wansee Conference. So Breivik sees clearly that the problem for Europe is Muslims (rather than Jews). They are the common “foreign” body infecting the pure western European gene pool. But Breivik hasn’t yet developed a genocidal policy to accompany this realization. He only states that Muslims must be removed from Europe (and the western world, including Israel), not that they must be exterminated.
But given that Breivik forecast that his right-wing revolution would not succeed till 2083, we can only wonder at what sort of Final Solution there would be for the Muslim problem in Europe by then.
While Breivik’s views in one major particular diverge from those of Hitler, in many other ways they mirror each other precisely. As for the difference, Breivik only sees SOME Jews as the problem. Those are the Marxist Jews in the Diaspora and Israel, the ones embracing multiculturalism. They are the enemy. But the Norwegian neo-Nazi views Zionist Israel, as represented by anti-jihadis like Avigdor Lieberman, as what he calls “cultural cousins.” Israel is the far-right’s friend in this view because this is a nation that hates Islam and will expel the Muslims living within it.
Interestingly, John Hagee’s views of Jews and Israel are very similar. Hagee too believes that secular Jews and Jewish political leftists are the enemies of Christianity and the ones who will die in the End Times. Israel, that is Zionist Israel living out the Biblical dream, will survive in his world view. They will be the saving remnant, and of course the group that will eventually turn to accept Jesus as Christ. Hagee’s best friends in Israel, the settlers and political leaders like Avigdor Lieberman, are precisely the ones admired most by Breivik.
Hitler too railed against Jewish Bolsheviks and saw them as the heart of all evil. Perhaps had Hitler lived to see the creation of the State of Israel he too might’ve modified his views about Jews (or conversely, had Hitler lived there might never have been a State of Israel). At any rate, Muslims play the same role Jews did for Hitler in the Breivik universe. They are the irredeemably evil.
But interestingly, while Hitler chose to attack Jews unmercifully almost from the beginning of his political career, Breivik chose not to attack Muslims physically at all. Instead, he chose to attack the heart of the ‘Marxist multicultural’ beast, Norway’s ruling party and institutions of state. To his mind, the rightist revolution would resonate most with an attack on the soft underbelly of the state, rather than on the nation’s Muslims. For Breivik, Marxists like those of the Norwegian Labor Party and the hated European Union, are collaborators with the Muslim enemy. The former are the ones who will enable to latter to overrun Europe. And because these collaborators are white Christians like himself, they are race traitors. All of which probably justifies attacking them, before going on to ‘getting the job done’ against Muslims. Here is his underlying thinking on the subject:
Why armed resistance against the cultural Marxist/multiculturalist regimes of Western Europe is the only rational approach
Multiculturalism, like drugs, is an insidious weapon. Both destroy the heart and fabric of a people. All ties to family, community, and one’s people as a whole are destroyed by these two opiates of the human mind. Both are sponsored from the top down by one world elitists bent upon creating a world order who’s power is such that its subjects posses no potential for resistance.
…War or armed resistance has traditionally always been used as a last resort, when dialogue has proven to ineffective. The justification for use of armed resistance against the European cultural Marxist/multiculturalist systems is tied to the outlook for cultural conservative political success. You have to ask yourself; is it remotely possible under the current conditions that a conservative, monocultural political party will ever gain substantial political influence? An increasing number of Europeans are opening their eyes to the reality that the democratical struggle through dialogue has been lost. The cultural Marxists have institutionalised multiculturalism and have no intention of ever allowing us to exercise any political influence of significance. In theory we, the cultural conservatives of Europe, have become slaves under an oppressive, tyrannical, extreme left-wing system with absolutely no hope of reversing the damage they have caused. At least not democratically..
Breivik made common cause with other European far-rightist groups like the English Defense League (whose name may be a deliberate echo of the Jewish Defense League), Geert Wilders and others. One factor that they all share is pro-Israelism. For them, the enemy of my (Muslim) enemy is my friend. That’s precisely why Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Bat Yeor and other Jewish anti- jihadis find the European far-right so attractive. And it’s a reason why all of them are so dangerous. Not in the way that Breivik is physically dangerous. But intellectually and politically dangerous. Scott Shane wrote an interesting story about this today in the Times.
The Norwegian mass-murderer may’ve killed regardless of whether Geller et al. existed. But his certitude in his cause and the intellectual underpinnings of it come from them. Without them, he may’ve just been a malcontent searching for a cause. With them, he had a cause to live and die–and kill others–for.
Yesterday, I identified a number of interesting quotations from the Breivik manifesto and excerpted them in a post. I’ve continued my review and there are several more quotations I’d like to offer. This deals with the issue of expulsion of Muslims from Europe with a clear parallel to the policy of transfer advocated by Israeli nationalist rightists (including Lieberman, though in a slightly more refined articulation). The call to action that concludes it is chilling and reveals that all that separates Breivik from Geller, Spencer et al. is the former’s willingness to take up arms, while the the latter do everything but:
Future deportations of Muslims from Europe
“It’s difficult to discuss deportation of Muslims openly in a society where it is not even allowed to discuss Islam…”
The reason why authors on the Eurabia related issues/Islamisation of Europe – Fjordman, Spencer, Ye’or, Bostom etc. aren’t actively discussing deportation is because the method is considered too extreme (and thus would damage their reputational shields). This would un-doubtfully undermine their work and probably disallowing them to publish any future books. However, the warning about Islam has been repeated for more than two decades and it is apparent that 40 more years of dialogue, without action, would have a devastating effect on Europe. If these authors are to scared to propagate a conservative revolution and armed resistance then other authors will have to.
Here Breivik outlines the need to rid oneself of the human impulse for mercy in this Christian conservative revolutionary jihad. This passage distills his method to its pure essence:
The process of destroying and replacing the current cultural Marxist/ multiculturalist regimes of Western Europe will not be easy or painless….
As a Justiciar Knight you are operating as a jury, judge and executioner on behalf of all free Europeans. Never forget that it is not only your right to act against the tyranny of the cultural Marxist/multiculturalist elites of Europe, it is your duty to do so. There are situations in which cruelty is necessary, and refusing to apply necessary cruelty is a betrayal of the people whom you wish to protect.
The preferred method is to attack in a violent and deceptive form (shock attack), usually with limited forces (1-2 individuals). Once you decide to strike, it is better to kill too many than not enough, or you risk reducing the desired ideological impact of the strike. Explain what you have done (in an announcement distributed prior to operation) and make certain that everyone understands that we, the free peoples of Europe, are going to strike again and again. Do not apologise, make excuses or express regret for you are acting in self-defence or in a preëmptive manner. In many ways, morality has lost its meaning in our struggle. The question of good and evil is reduced to one simple choice. For every free patriotic European, only one choice remains: Survive or perish. Some innocent will die in our operations as they are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Get used the idea. The needs of the many will always surpass the needs of the few.
In a subsequent passage, Breivik notes that the number of acceptable dead in this revolutionary coup d’état would be 45,000 (with 1-million wounded), which corresponds, in his delusional mind, to the numbers that the Marxist political élite have killed in their drive for continental dominance. He notes that some conservatives also include in the number of those killed aborted fetuses, which raises the number to 2-million.
In this terrorist’s universe, the goal of overturning the Eurabian regime justifies use of weapons of mass destruction including chemical and biological weapons, which he goes to great lengths to specify. He even speculates on the possibility of negotiating with Israel (noting that Israeli nationalists would be most likely to be sympathetic to his cause) for access to nuclear weapons though he concedes that Israel is unlikely to do so until it sees clear signs that his revolution is nearing success.
Some Christians wish for Israelis to be in Israel as a precondition to their belief. So that we will be the fodder for the battle of Armagedonn. Nothing else. That is the only reason why some, not all, Christians say they like, love or want Israel to exist. They don’t think of Jews as simply people who have the right to live on their ancestoral home land. For them Jews in end effect are only tools that will bring and or facilitate what they call “the second comming”. These are no friends of Israel. I almost prefer an enemy who says and acts the old fashion way.
As for anti-Muslim feelings in Israel as compared to other parts of the world – lets remember one thing – Israel is in a constant war with militant Islam. Has been for many many years. The basis of the dislike is simply not one on one with what you find in the European dislike which is as you stated – so very like the perhaps former hate of Jews.
Richard Silverstein says
Let’s remember an entirely diff. thing. Israel is in a constant war with itself and its neighbors over political, & not religious issues.
German Magazin FOCUS published today, that parts of Breiviks 1.500 pages pamphlet are just copied from the Unabomber Theodor Kaczynski who also had the wish to explain himself. Breivik only changed the word “muslims” instead of “blacks”…
It was said, that he was in contact with the german extreme-right scene and discussed actions against chancellor Merkel, and front politicans of Socialdemocrats, Lefts, and Greens as well. It seems that the european extreme right is good connected in the underground?
Hardly. I’ve read some of Breivik’s “manifesto”, and the parts I read wouldn’t make any sense with “blacks” instead of “muslims”. However, a large part of the thing is copied – and correctly attributed not to the Unabomber, but to contemporary right-wing pundits and bloggers. Daniel Pipies seems to be one particular favorite of Breivik’s.
Well, the norwegian tv channel nrk published this and the daily”aftenposten” also. So you may have read the wrong part?
While Breivik copied also a lot from right-wing websites and blogs, which he usually mencioned, the part at the beginning of his pamphlet who is related to Kaczynski, the Unabomber is not marked as citate(?).
During his first appearance before a judge he mentioned “his organisation and two more terror cells (in Norway?)”.
On fotos he seems to be very happy with his “job”…
According Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com
“Breivik’s “book” is a mishmash, half diary of his careful preparations for the attack thrown together with anti-Muslim materials and boilerplate conservative rhetoric about the importance of faith, family, and community – Breivik lifts an entire section of a screed on “Cultural Conservatism” by the late Paul Weyrich – totaling well over a thousand pages.”
Well, I didn’t say he copied *nothing* from Kaczynski, but the copied passages I have read about on Norwegian blogs only form a very short part of the whole 1500-page monster and do not deal with Muslims at all.
Richard Silverstein says
He did actually copy entire passages from Kacynzki without attribution.
Re: “He did actually copy entire passages from Kacynzki without attribution.” Surely that is the least of his crimes. He acknowledges that the material is not all his original creation. It is a compendium of ideas he supports. I think the important issue (at this point) is the veracity of the ideas — not who had the idea first.
The information about the above mentioned linkage Unabomber / Breivik, published in FOKUS today, comes originally from Norways state owned television NRK and the renowned daily newspaper „Aftenposten“.
The Nudnik says
This Nut-Job wasn’t dealing only with “The European Muslim Problem” but offered a world wide solution to the problem…
if you want to be decorated here is a list of available decorations for actions in Europe, Asia & Africa, luckily for all the Muslims, he didn’t want to drive them out of the USA.
After phase 3
· Liberation of the Balkans Service Medal: Awarded for assisting to drive out Islam from
occupied territory belonging to Serbia and Croatia (Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina).
· Liberation of Macedonia Service Medal: Awarded for assisting to drive out Islam from
· Liberation of Albania Service Medal: Awarded for assisting to drive out Islam from
· Liberation of Southern Russia Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Russian forces to
drive out Islam from southern Russia.
· Liberation of Anatolia Service Medal: Awarded for assisting to drive out Islam from
occupied territory belonging to Greece and Armenia.
· Liberation of Constantinople Service Medal: Awarded for assisting to drive out Islam
from the occupied city of Constantinople.
· Liberation of India Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Indian nationalist forces to
drive out Islam from Indian territory.
· Liberation of Thailand Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Thai nationalist forces to
drive out Islam from Thai territory.
· Liberation of the Philippines Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Philippino nationalist
forces to drive out Islam from the Philippines.
· Liberation of China Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Chinese nationalist forces to
drive out Islam from China.
· Liberation of Southern Sudan Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Southern Sudanese
Christian/animist forces to drive out Islam from Southern Sudan.
· Liberation of Ethiopia Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Ethiopian
nationalist/Christian forces to drive out Islam from Ethiopia.
· Liberation of Kenya Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Kenyan nationalist/Christian
forces to drive out Islam from Kenya.
· Liberation of Southern Nigeria Service Medal: Awarded for assisting Southern Nigerian
nationalist/Christian forces to drive out Islam from Southern Nigeria.
Gene Schulman says
Here’s another version of this story that claims the attacks in Oslo were a “false flag” perpetrated by the CIA:
Conspiracy theories are afloat. Believe it or not.
RE: “The needs of the many will always surpass the needs of the few.” ~ Breivik
MY COMMENT: Sounds a bit “Marxist” to me!
Leonid Levin says
Did Marx ever say something like that? 🙂
Communism is a specific stage of historical development that inevitably emerges from the development of the productive forces that leads to a superabundance of material wealth, allowing for distribution based on need and social relations based on freely associated individuals.
From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs! (Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme)
Leonid Levin says
Some reactions from Norwegian people:
”We will cover the city in flowers, and colour it with kindness and love!”, – Maria Solheim, Norwegian singer-songwriter
“With flowers we’ll give the world the message: Fear shall never break us!”, – Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
“Even in their deepest sorrow the norwegians don’t get hysterical. They resist the hate. It is amazing to see how politicians and the whole country reacts. They are sad to the deepest thread of their souls. They cry in dignity. But nobody swears to take revenge. Instead they want even more humanity and democracy. That is one of the most remarkable strengths of that little country.” from a German newspaper article
”We will punish the terrorist with more generosity, more tolerance and more democracy.” – Fabian Stang, Mayor of Oslo
”If one man’s hate can do all this, imagine what all our love combined can do!”, – young victim from Utøya
Richard Silverstein says
Thank you for that. I’ve been reading Breivik’s garbage too many days & had lost the ability to think Norwegians could actually have such wonderful thoughts. Thanks for reminding me.
Let’s be frank. Despite the fact that Zionists are scurrying to distance themselves from this maniac; they share common beliefs and their poison against Muslims is the same.
And while Zionists are hoping for a plague that affects only Muslims or hoping that as many Muslims as possible perish in the “wars” on terror; should this not have the desired result to control the rising Muslim population then ethnic cleansing, and segregated militarized camps (like the Palestinian territories) are no doubt what they’re shooting for with their fear-mongering. This I know; while Breivik actually put genocidal thoughts into action by sending a message to Muslim sympathizers and to attract global attention to the Muslim “PROBLEM”; Zionists are wishing for an excuse bigger than 9/11 to justify the “ultimate” solution. Iran will be the the Zionist guinea pig, and the world will sigh and bemoan: “a few more hundred thousand Muslims, oh well”…and slap Israel on the wrist while it sets its sights on the next excuse to rid the world of “a few” more Muslims.
RE: “In this terrorist’s [referring to Breivik] universe, the goal of overturning the Eurabian regime justifies use of weapons of mass destruction including chemical and biological weapons…” ~ R.S.
FROM CHRIS HEDGES, 07/26/11:
ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/fundamentalism_kills_20110726/
EDL Financer Is Breivik’s “Perfect Knight”: Ray
The writings prompted Scotland Yard to launch a probe into possible British accomplices of the terrorist attack, which killed 76.
Ray, who calls himself one of “the founding fathers” of the right-wing English Defence League, and was arrested three years ago for “inciting racial hatred” with his blog. He writes under the penname “Lionheart,” named after King Richard I, who earned the name Lionheart for commanding armies as a teenager during the Third Crusade.
Anti-Jihadist blog The Gates of Vienna wrote sympathetically about Ray on December 29, 2009, listing him as one of the “Heroes of the Counterjihad.”
The UK Daily Telegraph identified Ray as the blogger Lionheart on Monday. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8661131/Norway-shooting-British-police-investigating-Knights-Templar-right-wing-radicals.html
Ray denied any involvment in right-wing politics, knowing Breivik or even writing a blog. When reporters showed him a picture of himself with the caption “Lionheart,” Ray replied, “that isn’t me.”
Possibly scared that he would be pinned as the “Richard” praised by Breivik in his manifesto, Ray has sought to condemn the terrorist killings and distance himself from any percieved associatations with the accused.