Little Green Footballs reports that Pam Geller published an e-mail from an unnamed Norwegian anti- jihadi in 2007, which indicated he was planning a major terror attack to dramatize his cause. Geller was so shocked by what he wrote that she called it “devastating in its matter of factness.” She also deliberately concealed the identity of the author in order to protect him from the Norwegian authorities.
Charles Johnson correctly noted the troubling nature of what Geller had done, including a lame attempt to edit out the most offensive portion of the message which reads:
“From Israel the hordes clawing at the walls of Jerusalem proclaim cheerfully that next year there will be no more Israel, and I know Israel shrugs this off as do I, and will mount a strike during the summer against all of its enemies in the middle east. This will make the muslims worldwide go into a frenzy, attacking everyone around them.
We are stockpiling and aching weapons, ammunition and equipment.
I have read several hundred pages of the Breivik manifesto and this language, especially it’s readiness to engage in extreme violence on behalf of nation and race, echoes Breivik’s document.
Add to that the fact that Geller has attempted to erase the evidence, and you have a very suspicious set of circumstances in which it’s reasonable to assume this message was from Breivik himself. Geller has in fact denied that her correspondent was Breivik.
What no one, as far as I know has written about this, is that the fact Geller received a message from someone publicly outlining his plans for mass murder and she concealed both the plans and his identity from the authorities. That makes her an accessory after the fact if he in fact acted. In fact, if I were the FBI I’d be beating down a path to her door and at the very least demanding the original version of the e-mail containing the author’s name.
Most of us know that Geller is a batshit crazy ideologue, but this takes her into an entirely different realm. She concealed evidence that might’ve allowed Norwegian authorities to begin monitoring his activities as early as 2007. That’s potentially criminal conduct.
On a slightly different note, the blog Unbossed notes that Jeffrey Goldberg’s first post about the Oslo attack was entitled, Muba Comes to Norway. In which he joined the anti-Muslim herd in blaming the attack on Muslims. When he discovered how wrong he was he edited the post to make it appear that it had made provision for the fact that the killer might’ve had different ideological motives. Goldberg has refused to acknowledge his original error, nor has The Atlantic felt any need to correct the record or apologize.
This is entirely in character with Goldberg’s previous journalistic sloppiness and predilection for seeing the world through pro- Israel rose-colored glasses.