Robert Spencer in FrontPage Mag: English-Language Media Ignores Breivik’s Coming-Out As A Nazi

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A mass murderer whom the media used to try to destroy the counter-jihad movement is no longer useful to them. My latest in FP:

Last Friday, I published a translation of a Swedish report about a letter mass murderer Anders Breivik had sent to the media, in which he revealed that he was a Nazi, and that he had published his “counter-jihad manifesto” intending to destroy the counter-jihad movement. The Swedish news source Expo Idag (Expo Today) reported:

Anders Behring Breivik has sent out a letter to the international media that Expo Today has reviewed. He describes the letter as a sort of first step in a “peace negotiation” with his political opponents. In the letter, Anders Behring Breivik to some extent changes the rhetoric from that which he used in his so-called manifesto. He says that he used “counter-jihadist” rhetoric in the manifesto to protect “ethno-nationalists” and instead provoke a media campaign against the anti-nationalist counter-jihad supporters. He calls this a strategy of “dual psychology.”

Now Daniel Greenfield has picked up the story, but he is the only one: the English-language media has completely ignored this story, not even bothering to publish stories designed to shore up their earlier demonization of the counter-jihad movement, and claiming that Breivik is cravenly trying to obscure his counter-jihadist tracks, or simply delusional and crazy, as Greenfield does. Instead, no one mentioned it at all. Nothing. The Wall Street Journal published a piece about his claims that he was tortured, but that was as close as any mainstream media outlet came to covering this story at all.

Contrast that to the huge media barrage when Breivik’s “manifesto” was first discovered: I was on NBC for the first time in ten years, I was on the front page of the New York Times, I was on the BBC, and in a hundred other places “” everywhere being blamed for the murders. But now, when Breivik says he was a Nazi and was not only not influenced by the counter-jihad movement, but was trying to destroy it?

This isn’t the first time the media has distorted Breivik’s story, although this is the first time it has done it by omission. Although Leftists and Islamic supremacists, as well as hard-Left governing and media elites, will continue to insist that there is something wrong with opposing jihad terror and Islamic supremacism because of this mass murderer, and will continue to claim that I and others somehow “inspired” him, it has been clear for quite some time that Breivik was not a counter-jihadist at all, and could not have been and was not incited to violence by the counter-jihad movement.

In all his quotations of me, Breivik never quotes me calling for or justifying violence — because I never do. In fact, Breivik even criticized me for not doing so, saying of me, historian Bat Ye”or and other critics of jihad terror: “If these authors are to [sic] scared to propagate a conservative revolution and armed resistance then other authors will have to” (Breivik, 2083: A European Declaration of Independence, p. 743). Breivik explains in his manifesto that he was “radicalized” by his experiences with Muslim immigrants in the early 1990s, before I had published anything about Islam (See Breivik, p. 1348).

Breivik also hesitantly but unmistakably recommended making common cause with jihadists, which neither I nor any other opponent of jihad would ever do: “An alliance with the Jihadists might prove beneficial to both parties but will simply be too dangerous (and might prove to be ideologically counter-productive). We both share one common goal” (Breivik, p. 948). He even called for making common cause with Hamas in plotting jihad terror: “Approach a representative from a Jihadi Salafi group. Get in contact with a Jihadi strawman. Present your terms and have him forward them to his superiors”¦.Present your offer. They are asked to provide a biological compound manufactured by Muslim scientists in the Middle East. Hamas and several Jihadi groups have labs and they have the potential to provide such substances. Their problem is finding suitable martyrs who can pass “˜screenings” in Western Europe. This is where we come in. We will smuggle it in to the EU and distribute it at a target of our choosing. We must give them assurances that we are not to harm any Muslims etc.” (Breivik, p. 949).

But from the media, there was absolute silence on all of this at the time of the murders and ever after, just as there is silence now about Breivik’s Nazi claims. And that, in a nutshell, manifests the sinister agenda of the mainstream media: the objective was never to uncover the facts surrounding Breivik’s heinous murders. It was just to discredit the counter-jihad movement. And for that, Anders Behring Breivik has already served his purpose. At this point, he is no longer useful.

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  1. says

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  2. says

    Mr. Spencer, I guess you are quickly finding out for yourself how the game is played. Who knows, maybe there is hope for you yet, and you will understand that the leftist cancer withing Western societies is the main problem, without which the Islamic parasite is powerless to invade the host.

    Be ready for the confrontation with the leftists, and be advised that some (not all, but enough to label you an antisemite) of them belong to the Tribe. And if you are perceived as a threat to them, your past friendship will not be taken into account, and you WILL be labeled as a Nazi alongside Breivik (in fact, you already are, sort of).

  3. says

    RS English-Language Media Ignores Breivik’s Coming-Out As A Nazi

    This could be because the source of the claim of Breiviks,s coming out as a nazi is not breivik,s letter, but a fabrication by the extreme leftist Expo

    RS Last Friday, I published a translation of a Swedish report about a letter mass murderer Anders Breivik had sent to the media, in which he revealed that he was a Nazi, and that he had published his “counter-jihad manifesto” intending to destroy the counter-jihad movement. The Swedish news source Expo Idag

    Expo is not as RS claims, a Swedish news source Expo is an the west extreme propaganda organization. Obviously, they want to produce Breivik as a “Nazi”, but they can not come up with a single fully quote where Breivik clearly tells that now he has gone and become a Nazi.

    Expo has a political and economic agenda, and therefore they do not publish the entire letter. Instead angles and interprets the letter to their advantage so they can get more in grants and money from The government and trade unions who see Nazis under every rock.

    It should be noted that one of its founders, Tobias Hübinette is very much involved Anti fascist Action (AFA), was the summer of 1995 sentenced to a long list of offenses in connection with his political activism. Among other things, he had murder threatened leading pro GJM Sweden Democrats, as well as employers and parents of these. Assessed by the Court as mentally unstable and fined. He was also present when the AFA stormed the Sweden Democrats’ annual meeting and threw acid and paving stones in the meeting room in Norrköping 1995.

    To get back to the article, neither Expo or RS quote or link anything directly the letter. There is even a big possibility that Expo are spice up this letter with comments that Breivik has made in previous letters. Expo titles their article “Breivik wants to deport ‘disloyal Jews,’

    This is nothing new, in a Letter 12-05-07 to Russian colleagues he writes

    All Asian, Africans and Southern Europeans who are defined as disloyal towards the interests of the indigenous peoples (Nordics) should be deported. All jews who are disloyal towards the interests of the indigenous peoples (Nordics) should be deported. In reality, this will mean that more than 80% of them will be deported. However, I do support Israel’s struggle against Jihad. We should not forget that there is a minority of Israeli Jews (20%) that shares our ideology of ethnocentric nationalism and they too want to deport the disloyal foreigners from their country. So no, I’m not a “Zionist”. And is it true that I am against National Socialism? Well, yes. But this means that I am against the 20% of the negative policies of National Socialism; the expansionistic nature (I’m an isolationist) and the anti-semitic nature (I’m not against all Jews, only against the disloyal Jews which make out approximately 80%), and the anti-Christian nature (I believe Christendom can be reformed into an ethnocentric militant Christendom somewhat like it was before the enlightenment-reforms).

    So what Expo has done is cherry picked what Breivik has written earlier

    Why I haven’t demonized the Jews so much in 2083. I have written that in Russia (1 million) and in the US (6 million) the Jews are very influential. But the Jews in Western Europe are not that influential. There are only 1 million in the whole of Western Europe and France and the UK have 800,000 of them. However, I have written that all disloyal Jews are an enemy of Europe, which defines 80% of them. Western Europe’s biggest problem however is the liberals and cultural marxists which are 10 times as powerful as the Jews.

    https://sites.google.com/site/breivikreport/letters/anders-behring-breivik-letter-12-05-07-to-russian-colleagues

  4. says

    So, Spencer who defends Israel could be called an anti-Semite because some of his anti-Israel leftist opponents are Jews? And also he can be called an Nazi while being called an anti-Semite? Who cares if he’s called a name that’s not true?

    RoD is spewing nonsense. He might try to sound like an ally who dislikes common enemies of Islamist and far-leftist progressives, but he’s made the claim that Mr. Spencer can’t criticize the owners of leftist media (when he’s clearly and consistently been criticizing leftist media).

    I suspect RoD is himself a Nazi sympathizer, his past anti-Semitic and other remarks sound in line with a modern skinhead. I notice he can’t even bring himself to say “Jew” now, but calls them the ominous sounding “the Tribe”.