Monday, July 25, 2011

Progressives Attack Pamela Geller and Counter-Jihad

I'd be interested to know how many people attacking Pamela Geller and the counter-jihad movement have actually read Anders Behring Breivik's manifesto, or his Internet posting at Document.no.

Breivik's papers is over 1,500 pages long and rambles on about everything from personal hygiene to the development of radiological weapons. The killer also lifts word-for-word the writings of authors who have focused on the existential fight against Islamist jihad. And given the nature of both the Norway massacre and extreme gotcha politics of ideological progressives, it took only minutes for blame to shift from the deranged murderer to the most prominent conservatives fighting for the preservation of freedom. It doesn't work the other way around. When Nidal Malik Hasan massacred 13 soldiers and civilians in November 2009 the progressive left and MSM mounted a massive cover operation for a man who yelled "Allah Akbar" before opening fire. Behold the politics of the information battlespace. The truth gradient doesn't favor those fighting for decency and justice. And it means those who know truth in their hearts and souls must redouble their efforts against the broadsides. And to remind people, right commentators were gathering their information from MSM outlets like the New York Times, which had this in its initial reporting:

Initial reports focused on the possibility of Islamic militants, in particular Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or Helpers of the Global Jihad, cited by some analysts as claiming responsibility for the attacks. American officials said the group was previously unknown and might not even exist.

There was ample reason for concern that terrorists might be responsible. In 2004 and again in 2008, the No. 2 leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, who took over after the death of Osama bin Laden, threatened Norway because of its support of the American-led NATO military operation in Afghanistan.

Norway has about 550 soldiers and three medevac helicopters in northern Afghanistan, a Norwegian defense official said. The government has indicated that it will continue to support the operations as long as the alliance needs partners on the ground.
It won't matter much to the left, but the truth is supreme and righteousness floats to the top. Amid the cloud of death that still hangs, the debate will rage on the culpability of influence. So for what it's worth, here's a little round-up of those exploiting the dead to destroy their political enemies:

* Adam Server, "In response to Norway attacks, right-wing bloggers suddenly demand nuance."

* Balloon Juice, "“This rhetoric,” he added, “is not cost-free”."

* Booman Tribune, "Pam Geller Compares Herself to John Lennon."

* Charles Johnson, "NYT: US 'Counter-Jihad' Bloggers Heavily Influenced Oslo Terrorist."

* Daily Kos, "Norway killer found inspiration in American anti-Islamism."

* Dean's World, "Atlas Shrugs Blogger Pamela Geller an Inspiration for Terrorists."

* Roy Edroso, "Rightbloggers Discover the Real Victims of Norway Mass Murderer Breivik: Themselves."

* William Saletan, "If Muslims are responsible for Islamic terrorism, are Muslim-bashers responsible for the massacre in Norway?"

I'll have more on this later. Political and ideological debates are driven by an obscene double standard. To speak out against Islamist jihad is to be labeled "racist" or "Islmophobic." And it's frankly gut-wrenching to witness the left's vile opportunism amid the carnage.

And see Pamela's response: "MEDIA ASSASSINS."

RELATED: At New York Times, "Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S." (At Memeorandum.)

12 comments:

Zilla/MJ said...

Excellent work, Donald.
I stand with Geller. Thank you for writing this.

Reliapundit said...

the unabomber is to the green movement as breivik is to the counter-jihad.

iow:

just as the unabomber could not discredit the green movement, breivik cannot discredit the counter-jihad.

Reliapundit said...

UNABOMBER : GREENS :: BREIVIK : COUNTER-JIHADISTS
THE LEFTIST DOMINATED LAME-STREAM MEDIA IS USING THE HORRIFIC BREIVIK ATTACK TO SMEAR THE RIGHT-WING ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THIS IS BS. HERE'S WHY:

UNABOMBER : GREENS :: BREIVIK : ANTI-JIAHDISTS

AND

UNABOMBER : AL GORE, IPCC:: BREIVIK : GEERT WILDERS, SIOE

ECO-TERRORISM IS EVIL, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT ALL GREENS ARE EVIL OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ECO-TERROR.

BREIVIK'S ACT WAS AN ACT OF MONSTROUS TERRORISM AND EVIL, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT ALL COUNTER-JIHADISTS ARE EVIL OR RESPONSIBLE FOR BREIVIK'S HORRIFIC ACT OF TERROR.

HOWEVER:

BINLADENISTS : ISLAM :: MOHAMED : ISLAM

IOW:

THE UNABOMBER IS A BAD GREEN AND BREIVIK IS A BAD ANTI-JIHADIST, BUT BINLADEN IS FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF THE FOUNDER OF ISLAM.

IOW:

THE UNABOMBER'S MANIFESTO AND BREIVIK'S MANIFESTO ARE TWISTED PSYCHOTIC VERSIONS OF LEGITIMATE POLITICAL OUTLOOKS

BUT BINLADENIST'S MANIFESTO IS THE KORAN AND SURA.

IOW: IF BINLADEN WAS A BAD MUSLIM THEN SO WAS MOHAMED.

Jason Pappas said...

I like Horowitz' line:

[Will] "The Times next will blame Noam Chomsky for the crimes of Osama bin Laden and Al Gore for the crimes of the Unabomber since the ideas of both were cited by the lunatics. Chomsky is not only cited by the Islamic terrorists, he openly supports them — yet the Times would be the first to express shock and outrage at the mere suggestion of Chomsky’s complicity in the crimes of al-Qaeda, Hizbollah and Hamas."

I've read the 1500 pages and I believe it shows something interesting:
http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/
See what you think.

Reliapundit said...

LINKED

themoy said...

So Pam Geller and her fans attacking Muslims (in some cases, quite violently) on her blog on the assumption that the Oslo atrocity is the work of Islamacists is a good thing and ever-so-respectful of the victims -- but pointing out that in fact it was the work of a right wing Norwegian who admiringly cited Geller more than once is grossly disrespectful to the victims.

Victims who more than one right wing blogger have now compared to Hitler Youth.

Got it. You people have no shame.

mavriksfan11 said...

It's very disturbing to hear comments from her blog like "If anyone incited him to violence, it was Islamic supremacists."

Granted, no one should blame a random blogger mentioned passively in a madman's manifesto, but her words are unbearable.

It's in the same vein as blaming black people for the KKK, blaming Jews for the Holocaust, etc. To blame a race of people for existing and causing anger to a racist man is unbelievably cruel, vindictive, heartless, and very stupid.

Donald Douglas said...

themoy = loser.

New Dome said...

"Donald Douglas said...
themoy = loser."

Thats your response? Seriously?

Bigland said...

themoy's use of "violently" is telling. I wonder if the likes of themoy do not distinguish between what they perceive to be 'violent' words and the true violence that occurred in Norway.

Zilla/MJ said...

Operation United Front

Please join me in showing those who fight for freedom and human dignity that they have our support!

Zilla/MJ said...

For some reason my above comment didn't include the part where I said that your post is linked at my place in the post linked above.