Nemesis comes to Norway 13

Today the capital of Norway was bombed. As we are Islamophobic, suspicious by nature, and fairly well-informed, we leap to the conclusion that Muslims did it.

If we’re right, it’s a case of a biter being bitten.

Norway has long been cheering Islam on, because it’s a heavily leftist nation, and because most Norwegians hate Jews.

Bruce Bawer lives in Norway. He speaks authoritatively about Norway’s sentimental sympathy with Islam:

They’re overwhelmingly on the left, and intensely hostile to the West, to capitalism, to the US and to Israel. Before the fall of the USSR, an extraordinary percentage of them were Communists. They have replaced their affinity to the Soviet Union with sympathy for the great totalitarian ideology of our time: Islamism. Thus they romanticize Palestinians and despise Israel.

Part of the motivation for this anti-Semitism is the influx into Norway in recent decades of masses of Muslims from Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia and elsewhere. Multiculturalism has taught Norway’s cultural elite to take an uncritical, even obsequious, posture toward every aspect of Muslim culture and belief. When Muslim leaders rant against Israel and the Jews, the reflexive response of the multiculturalist elite is to join them in their rantings. This is called solidarity.

Norwegian history also plays a role in all this. Anti-Semitism has a long, deeply-rooted history here. This was never a cosmopolitan country – no nation in Europe was less ethnically or religiously diverse. On the contrary, Norway was a remote, rural, mountainous land of pious Lutheran farmers whose early 19th-century constitution banned Jews from its territory.

Norway was notoriously pro-Nazi. Later, after Germany was defeated –

The entrenched leftwing elite did its work through the schools, universities and media – producing a generation of Norwegians for whom being virtuous and intellectually sophisticated means, among other things, embracing the Muslim “victim,” and despising the Israeli “bully.”

On Oslo’s version of Fleet Street there is a bar, a journalists’ hangout, called Stopp Pressen (Stop the Presses). For years, there hung in its window a photograph of a smiling, beatific Yasser Arafat. From the way he was portrayed, you’d have thought he was Albert Schweizer. I walked by that picture almost every day for years. It was a good reminder of the sickness at the top ranks of this society.

How is modern anti-Semitism expressing itself in Norway?

Norwegian academics have sought to ban contacts with Israeli universities. Norwegian activists have encouraged boycotts of Israeli products. Every so often, a high-profile professor or activist, or some famous author … will write a virulent op-ed or give an angry speech denouncing Israel and insulting Jews as a people. …

Nothing … could be safer for them to say in this country; no one will seek to harm them physically or otherwise. On the contrary, their anti-Semitic drivel will only win them plaudits from their colleagues. Yet they are treated as bold, courageous, original truth-tellers. …

Well, they were safe enough from European Jews, who never hit back hard, even with mere words, more’s the pity.

But they were not safe from the very people they brown-nosed, if we’re right about who bombed them today.

How dangerous is political and radical Islam in Norway?

Terrifyingly dangerous. And what makes it dangerous is the eagerness of the cultural elite to whitewash it. Islamists are welcomed into the elite. In recent years, one high-profile Islamist has been given a coveted position as a columnist for the country’s newspaper of record, while another has become a leading member of one of the political parties, and has established himself as a powerful figure in Norwegian society.

These men are invited to parties at the US Embassy, and enjoy friendly relations with top members of the Norwegian government and with members of the royal family. It seems clear that they are being groomed for high political office …

Then there’s our resident terrorist, Mullah Krekar, and his family, who have long been the subjects of fawning newspaper and TV profiles in which they are depicted sympathetically as kind, gentle, suffering victims. (This is a man who founded the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam, and who is known to be guilty of murdering and torturing children.)

Oslo was violently attacked by Muslims two years ago when –

…  supposedly in response to Israel’s actions against Hamas, Muslims rioted in downtown Oslo, making a large area of the city look like Beirut or Sarajevo at their most violent moments in modern history. The violence was out of control, the damage extensive. Yet almost everyone got off scot-free.

Early last year, in the same Oslo Square where Quisling and his henchman once held rallies [Vidkun Quisling was the Minister-President of Norway 1942-1945 who collaborated enthusiastically with Hitler – JB], scores of radical Muslims gathered to hear a Nazi-like message of hate against Jews, gays, secular democracy, America, the West, Israel. The speeches were chilling. Yet the men who gave those speeches continue to be treated with respect by Norwegian authorities.

Will a bombing, by Muslims, of their capital city change the minds of Norwegians about Islam?

More likely they’ll cringe even lower and lick the boots of Muslims more zealously. We’ll wait and see.

  • bornagainpagan

    Design or Happenstance? I recently viewed a very amatuerish video by US Homeland Security. It featured mostly white perpetrators having ‘dimes dropped upon them’ by mostly ‘people of color,’ AKA see something say something intitiative.  Not that everything is a conspiracy theory(ahhh beware when a sentence is prefaced with that!), but one really needs to question this global push for forced tolerance of the intolerable as having an alterior and most likely political (read power) motive. Thanks JB for encouraging a deeper review.

  • Ben

    History repeat itself in destorted  semblance. Totalitarian movements of different,often opposite kind unite or fight with each other but are united in their hate of capitalism and freedom.In Germany the communists fighted with the nazis but their principal enemy was capitalism that was personified by Jews. In Norway the extreme rights have made their answer to Leftist-Islamist offensive .The counteraction as usual is not eaqual to action.

    • Joszaruba

      you are right ben, but people always think in binaries, so this idiot means a serious media threat to all conservatives. Unfortunately, many of his toughts were almost a mainstream conservative – he supports Sionism, Tea Party, he is NOT a Neo Nazi. HE IS JUST MAD. 
      You will see that it may represent a problem in Europe even for such parties as the UKIP and related, probably much less it will be reflected in the US, so this blog does not need to be worried, hopefully.

  • Joszaruba
  • Joszaruba

    Anders Behring Breivik – facebook of the murderer

  • Joszaruba

    This attack is means a big change in the media presentation of the terorism. 
    Anders Behring Breivik – the accused of the attack –  calls himself conservative, he likes Churchill, Geert Wilders, hates Moslems, likes hunting, is a Christian, patriot, and he is a blond Norwegian. At this moment every conservative  will be presented as a potential terrorist by the left media, tea party as a terrorist organization, etc. The mad Norwegian will change the optics of the world terrorism, and it is much more important than the tragedy itself. – a very very bad news

  • Anonymous

    I don’t claim to know who committed the dastardly deed, but as I’ve watched the accusations move to Islamic extremists very early,  then to the specific group Helpers of Global Jihad (sounds rather like a band of Muslim elves) only to be dismissed a few hours later, and then to a native ethnic Caucasian Norwegian acting alone who may have a special grievance against the Prime Minister and the Labor Party. Police have identified 32 year-old Anders Behring Breivik as the shooter of the young people (not children) and have evidence he was at the scene of the bombing.

  • Andrew M

    How disheartening. This bombing couldn’t have happened in a nation friendlier to Islam than Norway.

    Aside from their backwards political system, I always quite liked the countries of Scandinavia, so this information about Norway’s Jew-hating past leaves me quite ruffled to say the least. Nevertheless, I’m going to go out on a limb and say (hope) that this horrific bombing is the proverbial last straw on the Islamic camel’s back.

    If anything resembling a force of good exists in this universe, there are hundreds of thousands of discontented Norwegians who have been silently very, very pissed off at the atrocities committed in the name of Islam as well as the proliferation of their immoral beliefs in their country, usually imported wholesale from some sandy patch of the ummah. It is now that history will test their righteousness, where they must stand against the anti-Western Westerners who will surely deplore them for that most fake crime of “Islamophobia” as they come out of the woodwork to show their true, well, Islamophobic colors.

    This is the Norwegian 9/11. Let’s hope they don’t dhimmi their way out of doing what’s right.

    • Fact check

      Your hatred got in the way of the facts:”On his Facebook page Breivik describes himself as a conservative Christian and indicates an interest in politics — in particular with Winston Churchill and Max Manus, the noted Norwegian resistance fighter of the Second World War. As recently as a few days ago he was also posting various music videos.Norwegian media reports describe Breivik as a right-wing extremist opposed to both Islam and multi-culturalism, and speculate that his farming business would have access to fertilizer that could be used to construct explosives.”http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20110722/oslo-explosino-norway-blast-110722/Whenever terrorism strikes it’s never safe to assume anything.http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/050712/12natsec.htm

    • Fact check

      Your hatred got in the way of the facts:”On his Facebook page Breivik describes himself as a conservative Christian and indicates an interest in politics — in particular with Winston Churchill and Max Manus, the noted Norwegian resistance fighter of the Second World War. As recently as a few days ago he was also posting various music videos.Norwegian media reports describe Breivik as a right-wing extremist opposed to both Islam and multi-culturalism, and speculate that his farming business would have access to fertilizer that could be used to construct explosives.”http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20110722/oslo-explosino-norway-blast-110722/Whenever terrorism strikes it’s never safe to assume anything.http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/050712/12natsec.htm

      • Anonymous

        Be a little suspicious of the Facebook and Twitter accounts. FB was started 5 days ago and Twitter has only one tweet. We’ve seen false FB and Twitter accounts before. The particular entries on FB are profile questions/answers that seem ver convenient in leading people to a pre-ordained conclusion. Of course, the account could in fact be accurate.

  • Ralph

    At the moment I’m not certain who carried out these attacks, but I’m sure it wasn’t the Israelis.