Sunday, 26 August 2012
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik may have failed to ignite a race war with Muslims, but he succeeded in stoking anxieties about the stability of Europe's increasingly diverse societies.

Though his talk of an international underground of killers - latter-day Crusaders he called the Knights Templar - seemed to be mere fantasy, and while his methods place him far beyond the pale of mainstream politics, many of his beliefs are to be found within the fold of anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant populists.

"His ideological `manifesto' is a distilled representation of a cultural crisis that pervades the European continent and finds expression in an increasingly xenophobic populism," Kirsten Simonsen, a professor at Denmark's Roskilde University, wrote in "Bloodlands", a 2012 series of essays about Breivik.

Some notions - that Europe and its indigenous cultures are being weakened by immigration and multiculturalism - have been helping reshape the continent's right-wing politics for years.

These beliefs occasionally find an echo on the margins of centre-right parties, among politicians seeking support from communities plagued by rising unemployment.

Human rights groups are increasingly alarmed, not just at the far right, but at what many see as the pandering to its Islamophobic stereotypes by Europe's mainstream parties.

"We need our own 'European Spring' to overcome old and emerging forms of racism and intolerance," Nils Muiznieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, a governmental human rights body, wrote in a July 2012 blog.

Muslims, he said, had become the primary "other" in right-wing populist discourse in Europe, and needed to be accepted as an integral part of society, entitled to equality and dignity.

Political parties in Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland had employed anti-Muslim rhetoric for political gain, he said.

...In June 2012 an Ipsos MORI poll on attitudes to immigration found that in seven out of nine EU member states surveyed the majority regarded immigration as having had a negative impact on their country: Sweden and Poland were the only exceptions.

...Pepe Egger, head of Western European Forecasting for the UK-based Exclusive Analysis research house, says some of Breivik's ideas are held quite widely among European political activists.

"The bizarre thing is that his ideas, as Islamophobic as they are, are almost mainstream in many European countries," he told Reuters. "The perceived need to defend Europe against 'Islamisation' is not that far removed from what you can find in the opinion pieces in large daily newspapers."
Source: Reuters

What bizarre language! It shows the contempt for democracy that lurks at the heart of the Euro-elite, especially the human rights commisars. I'm always amazed at the ability of leftists to see themselves as somehow fighting the system ("The Man") even though it's obvious, to anyone who isn't a '68er, that they ARE the system.


Anonymous said...

And of course, it's the mean, unfair white man who is responsible for all this "racism" and "right-wing extremism." Absolutely no mention of the sky-high crime rates wherever immigrants are found. It doesn't say to anything to her most natives of European countries don't want immigration, and that the more sane ideas of Breivik and others like him have found widespread acceptance throughout Europe in both the general population and some of its leadership?

The arrogance of the Left never ceases to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

The majority of Muslim immigrants don't want to integrate, and they are specifically told not to by their leaders. Then they complain that they're not accepted and are regarded as "The Other."

This causes the Left to try to browbeat the native population into accepting as their own huge masses of foreigners people who don't want to integrate and who often look down on our culture, although they are happy enough to take the welfare that we work to pay for.

In other words, the real problem isn't integration, it's that we the natives continue to resist being "redefined" by foreigners who have completely alien beliefs, cultural practices, and traditions.

Anonymous said...

Earth to the Human Rights Commissar: We're already in a state of war with the Muslims, and have been for years. It's just that most of still refuse to fight back.

sheik yer'mami said...

It pays to take a closer look.

Is it even necessary to mention that Muiznieks is a Soros puppet, a protagonist of the ‘open society?’

Soros is in the service of the OIC. "Human Rights" in this context are Muslim rights only; non muslims are not considered human. They are dumb, deaf and blind; they are ignorant and no better than cattle because they have rejected allah's religion, they are the vilest of creatures and the sons of apes and swine.

Yes, there are no human rights for the indigenous Europeans who are to be replaced by a fast breeding Islamic proletariat.

It is a monumental scandal, but we are a long way from getting the word out. Unfortunately......

Anonymous said...

Asian countries are not multicultural and do not accept foreign immigrants. It's only western white countries that follow this suicidal policy Whites will become the minority not only in America and Australia but also in many countries of Europe. What will happen then ? Nobody knows. A nationalist revival is possible. The active role of Jews in enforcing multiculturalism is at odds with the rapid increase of Muslims in the west.

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