Bruce Bawer at PajamasMedia Casts a Warning: A Double Tragedy for Norway
Bawer at PJM casts a warning: “Not only has it lost almost one hundred people to a senseless rampage, but legitimate criticism of Islam has been profoundly discredited by association with a murderous lunatic.”
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I can’t say I agree with Bawer. Criticism of islam damaged? Exactly backwards.
Breivik is not the first lunatic to oppose unchecked islamic immigration and he shall not be the last. Lest the Norwegians forget, mullah Krekar had threatened violence. Breivik’s use of terrorist-style car bomb/Fort Hood scenarios rather verifies criticism of fundamentalist mohammedan ideology and slaughter tactics. It is not ‘lunatic’ to oppose what we’ve seen in Spain, Israel, America, Britain, France, Iraq. . .
There is another rational irony – a terribly sick irony in Breivik’s selection of victims. Breivik, feeling under attack lashed out at whom? It is significant that he chose fellow Norwegians. After all, they are complacent; they refuse to defend themselves or even to resist. Their most innocent and vulnerable women fall like prey to immigrant rapists. Breivik knew there would be no men such as Todd Beamer on the island to organize a counter-thrust. Sheep to slaughter, all.
Whether Breivik intended it or not, he made the point that Norway’s cultural pacifism is a suicide pact. He clearly understood that to have destroyed local mosques and shot-up an immigrant school would have been to create victims of those whom he opposes. His choice of victims was purposeful, almost vicariously suicidal.
As others have pointed out, Breivik’s attack is exceptional and unhinged. It recalls (politically-challenged) Laughner’s Arizona ‘loner’ rampage and the slaughter at Waco Texas by the U.S. (Left-dominated) government. Murder is slaughter is evil, the motivating ideology (or lack of it) notwithstanding.
Yours truly wonders if the Norwegians will summon the courage to publicly hang the bastard. Something in the zeitgeist warns that Norway is going to do everything backwards.