Anders Brieviek the Norwegian mass murderer idolised Islamophobic demagogues like Fjordman, Robert Spencer, Bat Ye’or, Pamella Geller, Brigette Gabriel and Geert Wilders. What do Islamophobes, whether they are nazis, white supremacists, neo-cons, Christian supremacists, funders, bloggers, propogandists or media personalites nearly all have in common? This article connects the dots between the Islamophobia industry and right wing Zionism.
On the 22 July 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, an Islamophobic right wing
On July 25th the Associated press reported that Bat Ye'or " has expressed regret that her writing might have helped to inspire his rampage." It is
The "Eurabia" conspiracy was eagerly lapped up by the European far right. For over a decade the far right in Europe has been critical of the immigration policies of their countries. The Vlaams Belang in Belgium, the PVV in Holland (Geert Wilders party) the Front National in France and the FPO in Austria, and the The English Defence League’swhich has a Jewish Division.
Right wing MK Aryeh Eldad
and Geert Wilders in Israel
The British journalist Melanie Philips, author of "Londonistan", and columnist for the Daily Mail and The Jewish Chronicle was quoted in the "manifesto". Philips is known for her right wing views, she was in favour of the Iraq war, in contrast to the majority of the British public. Brievik cited her from an article she wrote describing the former Labour government as being guilty of "unalloyed treachery" for allowing mass immigration to "destroy what it means to be culturally British and to put another 'multicultural' identity in its place".
Seeking allies to further their aims and for funding the European right wing populists, and white supremacists have forged alliances with far right Zionist extremists. The traditional hatred reserved for Jews by these same far right extremists, has now been exchanged for a new threat, that of Muslims. To this end, there have been some bizarre alliances, amongst ultra nationalist Europeans and the far right Islamophobic Zionists in Israel and the USA.
The Islamophobia industry has a network of funders, activists, and bloggers sympathetic to the far right wing Zionist aim of expanding settlements and ridding the land of Palestinians. For this they need to keep up a steady stream of propoganda, of the type that brought about the Iraq war.
Islamophobia became an industry after 9/11 in the USA.
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Daniel Pipes, a neo con Muslim basher who was active long before 9.11 was mentioned over 18 times. The extremist neo-con blogger Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs is cited too. She operates an Islamophobic organization in partnership with Spencer, Stop Islamisation of America, which has a European sister organisation named Stop Islamisation of Europe. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer have been on talkshows and on Fox TV, giving them a degree of exposure, visibility and an audience. Geller was the ringleader in the controversy over the Cordoba House's "Ground Zero Mosque" in 2010. Conservative media favourites like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Mark Steyn are quoted by Brievik as is the historian Bernard Lewis. Patrick Buchanan opined that "Breivik may be right" about the supposed clash of civilizations between Western Christianity and Eastern Islam.
Aubrey Chernick, is a publicity shy software tycoon with a personal fortune of $780 million. He and his wife Joyce Chernick are amongst the biggest donors to David Horowitz's Freedom Centre which owns Jihad Watch. Another recipient of their funds is Aish HaTorah, an organisation which claims
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Aish HaTorah shares an office address with the mysterious Clarion Fund which produced "Obsession", a DVD warning of the dangers of Jihad. The Clarion Fund was responsible for distributing over 25 million DVD's in the US 2008 election race. "Obsession" had a roster of Islamophobic speakers warning of the dangers of Islam. Clearly it was a propoganda piece designed to scare voters into choosing a candidate that would continue the bloodshed and war in the Middle East, that had been the trademark of the Bush presidency since 9/11.
America's free speech laws zealously guarded in the first amendment rights, and the nature of the internet provide a fertile breeding ground for extremist bloggers to propogate their hate free from any kind of scrutiny and with relative anonymity. The Arab spring proved how influential online social networking media can be in influencing opinion.
Zionism, Palestinians and the Middle East
What does all this have to do with the Middle East? American foreign policy, lobby groups, media propoganda and the demonisation of Islam, ultimately influences the politics and economies of not only Palestine, but the wider Arab and Muslim world as tools to be manipulated for an agenda. A selection of some of the more prominent personalites engaged in the Islamophobia industry gives us an insight into how the dots are connected:
"Let us fight together with Israel, with our Zionist brothers against all anti-Zionists, against all cultural Marxists/multiculturalists," Breivik wrote in his manifesto.Commending Israel for robbing most of it's Muslim citizens of civil rights, as opposed to the freedom Muslims enjoyed in Europe Brievik spoke highly of Netanyahu for including the Yisrael Beiteinu and the Shas parties in his ruling coalition. A number of Israeli professors were quoted in his "manifesto", including Itamar Rabinovich and Eyal Zisser.
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speaker Brigette Gabriel
David Yerushalmi, a Brooklyn lawyer who settled in Jerusalem, and is affiliated with Lubavitch Hasidic Judaism, has been the architect behind the anti-Sharia bills in the USA. He is Pamela Geller's and Robert Spencer's legal representive.
Aish HaTorah, the Jewish educational organisation which receives funds
All of the writers and bloggers mentioned above have expressed their revulsion and distanced themselves from the carnage in Norway. Since coming under the spotlight, their reactions have ranged from expressing regret (Bat Ye'or) being on the defensive (Pamela Geller, Geert Wilders).
Gates of Vienna meanwhile has inferred that Anders Brievik may be working for 'covert forces'. Frank Gaffney and Jihad Watch have have put forth bizarre conspiracy theories of the Noway massacre having being a false flag operation to silence the "counter jihadists" with dark hints that Brievik may be a convert to Islam. Debbie Schlussul, who like Pamela Geller is notorious for her pro Israel and anti Muslim rants, has condemned the attack but crowed that it was "karma" for Norway, as it is an anti Israel country.
Up until the Norway massacre, the underground world of Islamophobic bloggers did not merit the attention of the law enforcement agencies. After Utoya, Europol announced a new EUR50 million fund to monitor far right extremism. Previsouly right wing extremism had been deemed as less worthy of attention and not as serious a threat as that posed by Al Qaeda and Islamists.
In an attempt to intimidate, denunciations of "anti-semitism" followed at any attempt to link the ideology behind the Norway massacre to Zionist extremism. For too long these underworld hate mongers have tried to silence and stifle any debate on this subject. Is there a link between right wing Zionism and Islamophobia? Certainly more and more people and the mainstream media are now exploring this hitherto taboo subject and connecting the dots.