Thursday, April 12, 2012

A crash course in Counterjihadism for the political Left in Norway

Also published at Gates of Vienna

The trial of the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik is scheduled to start in Oslo early next week. In the lead-up to the trial there has been lots of talk from various left-wing public figures and left-wing organizations about the need to expose the anti-Islamic ideology which they erroneously claim influenced Anders Behring Breivik into carrying out his sick attacks.

They couldn’t be further from the truth, because the anti-Islamic ideology is opposed to everything that Anders Behring Breivik did on that horrible day. Anders Behring Breivik’s warped mind is much more in tune with those of radical Muslims and violent jihadists who don’t see anything wrong with killing innocent civilians in their struggle to achieve the global fascist regime that the Koran mandates. One of the most prominent tenets in the Counterjihad doctrine is that it under no circumstance condones terror as a means to achieve an end. As a matter of fact the Counterjihad community came about as a direct result of the violent and fascist behaviour of various Islamic radicals and Islamic regimes.

The insidious and highly dishonest assertion that the Counterjihad community is partially to blame for this attack is without any merit whatsoever. Most importantly, it’s a completely irrational claim. The anti-Islamic movement embraces traditional Western libertarian values which are part and parcel of its philosophy, values which Breivik through his evil deeds and his twisted manifesto has shown that he wholeheartedly abhors. The violence and utter rejection of basic democratic principles displayed by radical Muslims is the entire reason why a Counterjihad movement exists. If Islam had been a democratic religion, there would be no Counterjihad movement.

Those who identify with the movement realize that Islam constitutes a serious threat to our way of life, a conclusion that even the most avid leftists should be able to reach if they were more honest with themselves. The Counterjihad movement came about because it wants to protect the rights and liberties that we in the West take for granted. The movement utterly rejects the idea that a political ideology disguised as a religion should be allowed to use violence and intimidation to impose its world view on others.

Bearing this in mind, it’s rather puzzling that the Left in Norway find the ideology of the Counterjihad community so despicable and hateful, and one can of course only speculate why they are so vociferous in their criticism of it.

Perhaps it’s because Counterjihadists are staunch supporters of such ‘despicable’ things as freedom of religion and freedom of speech? Or is the fact that the Counterjihad movement believes in the rule of law, and that they reject religious and political persecution in any way shape or form?

Or is perhaps the fact that the Counterjihad movement rejects all forms of physical abuse against women and children, and completely opposes forced marriages and honour killings, which by the way are rife wherever Islam is in charge?

Or maybe it’s because the Counterjihad movement completely reject any acts of terror and the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians?

Or is it because Counterjihadists embrace the notion that everyone is born free and should be allowed to live their lives as they please within the boundaries of the law without government interference or having government-sanctioned ‘political opinions’ rammed down their throats?

It is hard to find any other reasons for this bizarre animosity from the Left, because this is the ideology behind the Counterjihad movement, which in reality upholds classical Western libertarian values, and as mentioned earlier in this essay, represents values that are diametrically at odds with those of Anders Behring Breivik.

Perhaps we need to take a closer look at the ideology behind the political Left in Norway to get a clearer picture of the situation.

The prevalent ideology of the Left in Norway is ‘democratic’ socialism, which of course is the misnomer of the century. This undemocratic philosophy is a slightly diluted form of standard classical socialism. It is important that people realize that it is an offshoot of mainstream communism, an evil ideology which is responsible for almost 200 million lives and unprecedented human-rights violations all over the globe. The communist ideology is a hardcore fascist system, a trait which it shares with Islam. It completely rejects the notion that humans are individuals who have certain inalienable rights that can’t be taken away from them. It is also important to realize that socialism was the main ideology behind the dictatorship in the Soviet Union and it was the ideology chosen by the fascists in Nazi Germany, admittedly in a slightly different form, but with the same fascist traits.

Yes, there are diametrical differences between the Counterjihad movement and the political Left in Norway, no one is denying that. Let’s touch upon some of those differences here.

The political Left in Norway are supporters of a strong and all-encompassing political regime, namely their own. They support the idea of outlawing political views that go against their ideology, including criminalising criticism of Islam, multiculturalism, feminism and alternative lifestyles such as homosexuality. They embrace the use of awareness campaigns that promote their own political agenda and mock those of their opponents. They embrace the idea of state financial support for the national media, which in an ideal society should be completely independent and shouldn’t have any ties whatsoever to the authorities. They also wholeheartedly support any measures that increase their stranglehold on society, and which they use to the fullest.

It is surreal to hear members of the AUF, who are hardcore leftists, criticizing Counterjihadists for having ‘ideologically’ contributed to the 22/7 attacks when they themselves over the last thirty years have unquestioningly given moral support, and recently — through their mother organization, the Norwegian Labour Party — given substantial financial aid to Palestinian terrorists groups such as Hamas, whose stated goal is to wipe the state of Israel off the map, and who actively encourage Muslims all over the world to kill Jews.

But then again maybe it isn’t that hard to comprehend, bearing in mind that the political Left in Norway are known all over the world for their overtly anti-Jewish sentiments.

It is strange to listen to people from the Left in Norway, many of whom are diehard anti-Semites, i.e. people who despise people for no other reason than their ethnicity, criticise individuals, in this case anti-Islamists, who speak out against a religion that rejects the notion of civil liberties, encourages the killing of Jews and Christians, and mandates the introduction of global fascism.

Maybe it’s more appropriate to expose the ideology behind the political Left in Norway instead and challenge the political direction that they have staked out for the people of Norway, especially since many Norwegians are deeply opposed to their political agenda.

Maybe the trial of the sick beast from Oslo is what is needed to shed some light on these matters and set the record straight. If that were to happen then at least one good thing will come about as a result of this deeply tragic event. The accusations from the Left shouldn’t be allowed to remain unchallenged, because they are incorrect and their rhetoric reeks of intellectual dishonesty.


  1. I appreciate your delicate attempt at distancing yourself from Anders Behring Breivik, but I think you should give a tip of the hat to terrorism's role as a potent society-changer, for better or worse.

    Sometimes a single act brings about the desired result, such as the attack on the Twin Towers that triggered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I imagine that this is the terrorists' favorite outcome.

    Other times it requires sustained effort. Consider the campaign of the anarchists and nationalists at the turn of the 19th Century. Their goal was to topple the governments and change the European social order.

    The first two leaders assassinated were Czar Alexander I of Russia and U.S. President Garfield, both in in 1881, followed by French President Carnot (1894), Spanish Prime Minister Canovas (1897), Empress Elizabeth of Austria (1898), King Umberto I of Italy (1900), U.S. President McKinley (1901), King Alexander of Serbia along with his Queen (1903), Russian interior minister von Plehve (1904), Grand Duke Sergei of Russia (1905), King Carlos of Portugal and his son Luiz (1908), Prince Ito of Japan (1909), Russian Prime Minister Stolypin (1911), and King George of Greece in 1913. And then the straw that broke the camel's back - the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo in 1914. This event triggered World War I which brought down the governments the anarchists had been struggling against. The anarchist campaign had thus been wholly successful.

    Anders Behring Breivik's primary targets were Norwegian political figures, so he fits in the European terrorist tradition. Other types of terrorists such as Al Qaeda tend to attack symbolic targets and civilians.

  2. "The Counterjihad movement came about because it wants to protect the rights and liberties that we in the West take for granted. The movement utterly rejects the idea that a political ideology disguised as a religion should be allowed to use violence and intimidation to impose its world view on others."

    And exactly how do you stop those who "use violence and intimidation to impose [their] world view on others?" By speaking harshly to them? Please, stop the hypocrisy. The only thing that can stop violence is more violence - why do you think nations maintain armies?

    The use of violence is inevitable and unsurprising. In fact, the level of violence in Europe has increased steadily with the rise of non-Western immigration, something which I'm sure you've noticed. While Breivik's action is part of the generally rising violence, the difference is his intelligence and sophistication. As with everything else, education and preparation count, and Breivik now holds the record for claimed lives in a one-man terrorist attack. Anders Behring Breivik is not a "sick beast from Oslo," but a political terrorist who may very well influence Europe in important ways.

    Breivik also predicted that his act would cause the pressure to increase on the counterjihadists, in accordance with the Trotskyite belief that things need to get worse before they can get better. So I observe the desperate attempts at distancing oneself from Breivik while still supporting his political ideas. That's where things stand at this point.

    1. You got a hell of nerve claiming that I’m trying to distance myself from ABB. I have NEVER condoned what ABB did on that horrible day nor will I EVER make any excuses or in any way shape or form try to justify his DEPLORABLE and EVIL acts. And just as we’re absolutely clear, NO ONE ELSE in the counter-jihad community has ever expressed sympathy for Breivik’s sick attacks. The counter-jihad community has a zero tolerance for terror and terrorists.

      And no, his targets weren’t political figures in Norway they were YOUNG CHILDREN attending a political summer camp who breivik gunned down and killed without giving it a second thought. He just killed them all, boys and girls, old and young he couldn’t care less. The youngest victim was only 14 years old! How the hell can you justify this as ‘legitimate targets’ or advocate the use of such tactics to ‘cleanse’ Europe of non-Caucasians? You really have to be depraved and sick to come up with such malevolent drivel.

      Nor do I like your cocky and arrogant attitude.

      I was strongly considering deleting these comments as I consider them to be completely devoid of any value whatsoever, but I have decided to allow them so that everyone who visits this blog can see for themselves that people in the counter-jihad community completely reject such hateful and psychopathic statements.
      I don’t know if this is some type of sick joke or whether you’re part of some radical leftist group whose ultimate goal is to close down Islam critical blogs such as this one, but I can assure you that that is not to happen here. So why don’t you just crawl back under the rock you came from and do us all a gigantic favour.

      From now on all comments must be approved before they get published.

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