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Pamela Geller and Co. Connected to Norway Bomber Anders Behring Breivik?

23 July 2011 Loonwatch.com 9 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

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Anders Behring Breivak

Pamela Geller and Co. Connected to Norway Bomber Anders Behring Breivik?

We’ve been screaming from the top of our lungs about how these crazed radical anti-Muslim Islamophobes are inciting violence through their hate-mongering. Anders Behring Breivak, arrested as a suspect in the attack has written glowingly of Geert Wilders, Robert Spencer, SIOE, and the EDL. Charles Johnson of LGF reports that he had a link with Fjordman who was a guest writer on Geller’s blog.

(via. Mother-Jones)

What Just Happened in Oslo, Norway? (UPDATES)

This explainer is being updated as more news emerges. Click here for photos from the sceneand here for details about the man arrested in connection with the attacks. For the latest news updates, click here.

The basics: A massive explosion hit Norway’s government hub in central Oslo on Friday, killing at least seven people and injuring at least 15 others. The six-story building that was most heavily damaged included the oil ministry and is next to the building that houses the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The PM was unharmed in the blast and is now operating out of an undisclosed location. Witness testimony and damage at the scene are consistent with reports of a car bombing. The New York Times reports:

Stunned office staff and civil servants working in the vicinity of the bombed building said two explosions could be heard in close succession. The sound of the blasts echoed across the city just before 3:30 p.m. local time. Giant clouds of light-colored smoke continued to rise hundreds of feet into the air over the city…

Photos and television footage showed windows blown out in the 17-story office building across the street from the oil ministry, and the street and plaza areas on each side were strewn with glass and debris.

The first person on the scene “described it as ‘worse than a war zone,'” says Joe Sivilli, who’s talking to Mother Jones’ Tim McDonnell from on the ground in Oslo. Sivilli, who speaks Norwegian fluently, works at a home-brewed beer shop about 2 kilometers away from the site of the bombing. He says he felt a “rumble, like a small earthquake,” when the bomb went off, but assumed it was just “construction or something like that.” He’ll be monitoring the Norwegian-language media for us as this story develops.

Wasn’t there another attack? A gunman dressed as a policeman reportedly opened fire this afternoon at a Labour party youth camp on the island of Utoya, about 15 miles outside of Oslo, killing at least 80 people(police officials previously reported at least 10 casualties, but had expect that number to rise). Police have a suspect in custody. Prime Minister Stoltenberg was due to visit the camp tomorrow morning, according to NRK, Norway’s national public television broadcaster. (Stoltenberg has attended gatherings at the camp almost every year in recent memory.) On Friday evening, police found undetonated explosives on the island.

Close to 700 teenagers had gathered on Utoya, and initial reports suggested that some tried to flee by swimming. CBS News reports that Kurt Lier, Oslo’s assistant chief of police, “had little information about what had happened on the island, but said if people are leaving island swimming, it is a ‘long swim.'” Hans-Inge Langø, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), says the “timing and targets [of the attacks are] too similar for this not to be connected.” The AP reports that Norwegian police say the two events were definitely connected.

The Pamela Connection:

UPDATE 1, Saturday, July 23, 12:16 a.m. EDT: Blogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs is reporting that the Oslo bombing/shooting suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, posted often on a Norwegian anti-immigration site and recommended a post by the prominent anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller, who spearheaded the US drive against the planned “Ground Zero mosque.” (We’ve previously covered her activities herehereherehere, and here.) LGF also asserts a link between Breivik and one of Geller’s guest bloggers, Fjordman.

Geller responded on her own website: “This is just a sinister attempt to tar all anti-jihadists with responsibility for this man’s heinous actions…this is war. And the left is vicious, amoral and depraved. They mean to win, and that is the only way they know how.”

UPDATE 2, Saturday, July 23, 11:06 a.m. EDT: Oddmy Estenstad, an employee of agricultural retailer Felleskjøpet, tells CNN that Utoya shooting suspect Anders Behring Breivik bought six tons of fertilizer from the company in May:

She did not think the order was strange at the time because the suspect has a farm, but after Friday’s explosion in Norway’s capital, Oslo, she called police because she knew the material can be used to make bombs.

“We are very shocked that this man was connected to our company,” said Estenstad. “We are very sad about what happened.”

UPDATE 3, Saturday, July 23, 11:09 a.m. EDT: According to the UK’s Daily Mirror, Anders Behring Breivik has been “preliminarily charged with acts of terrorism.” Norwegian police say the 32-year-old Breivik appears to be an extreme right-wing, Christian fundamentalist, due to postings on his website. NRK reports that the suspect is a member of an Oslo gun club, and “was exempted from military service, and thus…has no special education [from the Norwegian] Armed Forces.”

UPDATE 4, Saturday, July 23, 11:19 a.m. EDT: Norwegian media report on eyewitness accounts of the Utoya massacre. The Los Angeles Times also has the story:

Media reports say the gunman apparently used a handgun and a machine gun, and that police arrived at the island possibly 90 minutes after the shooting started. At midmorning Saturday, police were still searching the island for more bodies.  One wounded survivor, Adrian Pracon, described the gunman as “calm and controlled,” shooting people who tried to escape the island by swimming to the mainland…Pracon described his attempt to escape. “We started running down to the water and people had already undressed and started swimming.”

Pracon said he began swimming, but “after 150 meters … I realized I wouldn’t make it so I went back and saw him standing 10 meters from me shooting at the people who tried to swim over.”

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9 Comments »

  1. Lol, I was waiting for this one. Great article.

  2. To be fair, the BBC was very good, only stating facts and not jumping to conclusions. I found their coverage very good and fair, they stated speculation when it was speculation.

  3. I believe alot of people learned a lesson from this. Alot of innocent people died, may Allah(swt) show them mercy, especially those young innocent children.

    “To God we belong and to Him is our return.” (Quran 2:156)

  4. @Leila I sorta agree with you, but not entirely. The BBC were also guilty of the same thing the other media’s are guilty off.

    Read this – http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2011/07/islamophobia-run-wild/

    Check this out also – http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/

    And this is just horrible – http://i54.tinypic.com/2aenf2s.jpg

  5. Insh’Allah, the innocants are with their Lord(swt).
    Next, three sets of two words:
    Christian terrorist
    Blonde and blue
    Extremist Islamophobe

    Astaghfirullah!

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  7. This follows the profile of the lone-wolf, radical right terrorist from the US.
    Europe now has the same type of terrorist threat now facing the US: Home-grown, radical right terrorism.

    But some of us knew that – but we expected that it would be an EDL bomb that would kill 90 people at a mosque. Some of us knew that Scandinavian radical right, centered around Denmark, has been growing in recent years.

    The reaction also follows what appears to me to be the usual knee jerk notion that “it’s not terrorism unless the perpetrator is a Muslim.” As I have said, be wary of “terrorism experts” that don’t jump to Islamophobic conclusions about these types of attacks. Know also that some government counter-terrorism agencies also have this Islamophobic view of this kind of violence.

  8. I somehow knew that the left wing Islamophiles would be all over this. Interesting how you use this to trash anyone who questions Islam. People died and all you care about is how it relates to the negative views of Islam. You can bet your backside that the people you mentioned above are condemning this as a horrific crime. Strange, I never heard an Islamophile condemn terrorist acts by Muslims. As a matter of fact just the opposite, I did hear of candy being handed out after a brutal murder of a Jewish family.

  9. Wait, so people CAN incite violence through hate-mongering? But what happened to the narrative? I thought we all realized that a totally mainstream, tolerant doctrine (of anti-Islamist conservatives) is totally in sync with human rights, and that it’s just a tiny minority (of ONE MAN) who “take it out of context”. So if tens of thousands of Muslims quoting Qurans in their snuff films are “taking Islam out of context”, then isn’t Breivik “taking it out of context”? WHICH IS IT, LOONS? LOL

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