From Mr. John Connolly; a kind of Post-Christian Zionist (you know the types – their farts smell just that bit better than the Tea-Party people who actually sign up to do the fighting), who took it upon himself to sabotage the campaign of Israeli critic (note to Connolly – this does not actually preclude being pro-Israel), Senator David Norris:
I personally feel somewhat unnerved: there is much in Breivik’s manifesto I agree with. I am not a supporter of mass Muslim immigration, particularly when there exists an extensive welfare state. Breivik rightly characterizes leftist Oslo anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen’s aim to “deconstruct the majority…and do it thoroughly, so that it can never be called the majority any longer” as genocidal hate speech. Breivik could certainly string an argument together. Then I get to the part where he says he has to kill people. A man like Breivik makes the Oslo killings a lot more scary than if it had been some lone, barely literate nut. No, this man is brutally logical and idealistic. The fact that he did not direct his wrath at an Islamic center or mosque, against the people a white nationalist would most naturally hate, is fascinating. He went for the leftists, the people he knew were enabling the excesses of multiculturalism. [bolding ours]
You know… fascinating, that Breivik – yeah? Right up to the killing part – what a guy!
Now let’s be clear. It’s possible to put forward a rational critique of multicultural policy, of immigration frameworks, of politicised Islam – even if one feels uncomfortable with, or disagrees strongly and entirely with the premises or outcomes of that critique. It’s also possible to rationally critique the manifestoes of people like Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh, or Anders Breivik, without supporting the actions of such men. And far be it from us to complain about interesting cross links on the internet…
But – how can I put this? – I personally feel somewhat unnerved, not only by the detatched, blasé manner in which Mr.Connolly ponders over Breivik’s intellectual fare (“Then I get to the part where he says he has to kill people… ah crap; he goes and ruins it!”), but also by the kind of “counter-jihadi movement”, ultra-zionist circle-jerk of friends which includes the following:
“TheSystemWorks” (bottom comments, aka John Connolly) exchanges compliments with the author of a blog who favourably highlights Pamela Geller (mid-right column, January 4), “a leading light of the counter-jihadi movement” (Justin Raimondo) –
Who is Pamela Geller?
From Phillip Weiss at Mondoweiss:
From AntiWar.com columnist, Justin Raimondo:
In a post dated June 24, 2007, Pamela Geller, a leading light of the counter-jihadi movement, posted the following on her web site:
“I am running an email I received from an Atlas reader in Norway. It is devastating in its matter-of-factness.
“Well, yes, the situation is worsening…
“We are stockpiling and caching weapons, ammunition and equipment. This is going to happen fast.
“Before, I thought about emigrating to Britain, Israel, USA, South Africa, etc. for taxes and politics, but instead (although I believe we are the very last generation on earth before the return of God) I will stay and fight for the right to this country and indeed the entire peninsula, for the God-fearing people, just in case this isn’t the end of the world after all. Doesn’t hurt to have a backup plan.
“It’s far from impossible to achieve, after all my people has done it every time before, in feats that match the ancient Greek, hebrew and british ‘legends’.
“Oslo and the southeast may fall easily, but there are other lines than ‘state’-borders drawn across this country since long before there was even a single muslim in the world, and we have held them this long, against everyone else too. We are entering a new golden age for my people, and those of a handful other countrys, but only through struggle.
“Never fear, Pamela. God is with you too in this coming time.”
In the comments, one of Geller’s readers warns that the author of the letter could be prosecuted by Norewegian authorities. Geller replies: “Yes … which is why I ran it anonymously.”
Never fear, John Connolly! Pamela is with you and your friends too in this coming time.