Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Crusades Come To Norway

The immediate, and not entirely unjustified rush to judgment on the mass murders in Norway last week concluded that the murderer was probably an Islamic terrorist. That quickly turned out not to be the truth. Once it was determined that the terrorist was not a Muslim, it quickly became the duty of the mainstream media to paint him as a fundamentalist crusading Christian.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has recently taken to the House podium to derail the current hearings on Islamic radicalization in the West by demanding equal treatment be given to Christians. And now she suddenly finds herself surrounded by leftist secularist media hastening to prove that she is correct by pointing the finger at Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian Christian terrorist.

The problem with their case is that mountains of evidence are emerging that seem to show that Breivik is as much a Christian as Timothy McVeigh, or the Aryan Church, or Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of the American Atheist movement. But that does not comport with the mainstream media view of conservatives, Christians, and constitutionalists. They are almost entirely anti-gun, and believe that only government, and lots of it, can save people from Christian terrorists. They forget, of course, that the socialist welfare state of Norway is officially Lutheran. But that's another story.

On a nearly weekly basis, another plot or attempted terror attack directly linked to Muslim extremism is presented to us. Yet the mainstream media can't see that a seemingly endless series of Islamic plots is not the same thing as an isolated attack by a lone wolf murderer with the most tenuous of connections to mainline Christianity. They can always identify the "Christian" terrorist, but haven't yet been able to find a single terrorist whose Muslim beliefs spurred an attack. This murderer did rail against radical multiculturalism, and frankly I think that is a perfectly valid argument. That doesn't mean that my fellow Christians and I are going to start murdering people from cultures different from ours.

Breivik wrote a 1500 page manifesto prior to his rampage. He hates Muslims, all right. But he hates pretty much all humans who make up modern society. A huge portion of his manifesto was lifted almost verbatim from the ramblings of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. If this was a Christian crusader out to do in the poor, innocent Muslims, why were almost none of the victims followers of Islam? In fact, most were Christians or secularists, and the camp he attacked was organized by the Norwegian socialists.

Breivik helped the media out by calling himself a "cultural conservative Christian." Well, if I call myself a Muslim mullah, does that make me one? In fact, the media had to perform an act of willful blindness not to mention that he also identifies himself in the manifesto as an agnostic who is not sure whether there is a God or not. I'm picturing him in his fundamentalist Christian church reciting the Apostle's Creed: "I believe that there might or might not be a God Almighty, maker of some things and not of others, and in Jesus Christ who might or might not be our Lord, if he existed at all." Even the liberal revisionist Christians aren't that wishy-washy.

Norway, unlike the uncivilized United States, does not have the death penalty. It's impossible to know at this stage what sentence he will receive if convicted, but the worst he would suffer is twenty-one years which amounts to three months for each of the seventy-six humans he cold-bloodedly murdered. He will dance out a free man because of the overly-generous officially religious-socialist government's views on punishment.

The mainstream media are not only playing footsy with the "good Muslim" lobby, but they are also exploiting the tragedy for its anti-gun agenda. Clearly, this madman should not have had a gun, but that's hardly proof that anti-gun laws do a damned bit of good. In fact, Norway already has some of the most restrictive gun-control laws in the western world. Horror-stricken youngsters at the camp described Breivik as calmly taking his time while murdering children like "shooting fish in a barrel." It took nearly an hour for the Norwegian police to arrive at the camp while the young people were being murdered en masse and screaming in terror.

What if two or three of the camp counselors or adult supervisors had been armed and trained in the use of guns? How many lives would have been saved? As with almost every similar argument for gun-control in America, the Norwegian logic about gun ownership is exactly backward. An unarmed citizenry is a vulnerable citizenry, both against madmen and oppressive governments.

And as an aside, I have to ask how many of the Islamic terrorists who have murdered or attempted to murder innocent civilians first shouted "Allahu Akbar," then pulled the trigger, pushed the button, or aimed the airplane at a skyscraper? My guess would be pretty close to 100%, including our recent Muslim conscientious objector who planned to outdo the Fort Hood murderer. Yet the mainstream media refuse to see any connection between the religion and the act.

On the other hand, a very close-mouthed Norwegian mass murderer said nothing as he coldly blew up a government building and shot sixty-eight campers, let alone "you are all dying in the name of Christ." But that doesn't stop the same media from forcefully declaring the murderer to be a fundamentalist Christian. The New York Times made it a banner headline. Sheila Jackson Lee must be having a good chuckle in private.

Note: The illustration is Crusader Rabbit, sans his best friend and fellow warrior for good, Rags the Tiger. They are the nearly-unknown predecessors to the wildly-popular Rocky and Bullwinkle. As a Christian crusader, Breivik is about as real as the rabbit.


Joel Farnham said...


I really hate Bush for giving Muslims cover for their religion. He insisted that there were Moderate ones out there. Nothing further from the truth.

There are non-practicing Muslims and Devout. The Devout are what you watch out for.

I also know Christians don't go out and scream "Jesus Christ is God" prior to shooting up a place. Yet, the MSM would have us believe that happens more often than a Muslim bombing.

By the way, where are those nifty Norse gods? Where do they stand?

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, This is so yesterday's news.... didn't you know Amy Winehouse is still dead?

Unknown said...

Joel: And Bush had a tendency to repeat the false statement that "Islam means peace."

And now you've stirred my German blood. I'm going to put Wagner's Ring Cycle on the stereo and imagine the valkyries flying past, brass brassieres and all.

Unknown said...

Andrew: There was an "Amy is still dead" newflash just this morning. But we do have to go on despite the great tragedy.

AndrewPrice said...

I can't Lawhawk, I just can't. This is the greatest tragedy of our time!*

* This statement only applies until the next greatest tragedy of our time.

Unknown said...

Andrew: I just heard that Lady Ga Ga has a bad cold. Does that help?

Joel Farnham said...


Lady GaGa sick? The LGBT group must be beside themselves in worry.

Unknown said...

Joel: I have it on good authority from my spies that the wailing in San Francisco sounds like banshees on crack.

Tehachapi Tom said...

If the world needs to see Christians as the terrorists why don't we just launch another Crusade?
I would stat with the 545 in WDC and expand outward from there. If inquiry of faith did not produce the desired answer put em to the sword.
Tolerance is going to set the stage for us to be eliminated so from my perspective,strike first and do so in a forceful and direct manner.

BevfromNYC said...

OMG!!! Amy Winehouse is STILL dead??? I had no idea?? I will fear for Lady Gaga though...

That being said. I'm confused. Why did the Swedish police respond and not Norwegian police? Is that why it took them 90 minutes to respond - they had to import them?

FYI - I'm in trial land (unexpectedly). Short break this evening.

Unknown said...

Tehachapi Tom: Many of us were a lot more realistic about 9-11 and overall Islamic terrorism and desire for world domination than the politicians and appeasers. Operation Iraqi Freedom doesn't mean a damned thing, and though Desert Storm sounds better, it still doesn't lay out what we really need to be doing. I would have called it The Final Crusade, but I would have been damned by the multi-cultis and the politically correct. After all, if Jihad only means "personal struggle," couldn't Crusade simply mean "bringing civilization to the uncivilized?"

Unknown said...

Bev: Alas, poor Amy is still dead.

It was the Swedish police because I was writing so fast I couldn't tell the Swedes from the Norwegians (and they used to be one country anyway). LOL I've made the corrections.

We were beginning to wonder if you had abandoned us. Being in trial is pretty much the same thing, isn't it?

Unknown said...

My apologies to Dolph Lungren, Bjorn Borg, Gustavus Adolphus, Ingrid Bergman, Stellan Skarsgard, Emanuel Swedenborg, Greta Garbo and their fellow Swedes. As Bev pointed out, I conflated Swedes and Norwegians. I'll get to you Swedes later.

BevfromNYC said...

FYI LawHawk - Phew...However, I have known both Swedes AND Norwegians and you may have inadvertently caused a biggy. Norwegians are to Swedes what...well...what Poles are know those Polish jokes?

Unknown said...

Bev: I know what you mean. My mother's family is Bavarian and my father's family is Prussian and they used to argue about their respective merits and failings as if the two states hadn't been joined together with other states as Germany in 1870-71. Probably a lot like our Yankee-Rebel dichotomy.

Tennessee Jed said...

nice post, Hawk. Believe it or not, I happened to catch a few minutes of O'Reilly the other night where Laura Ingraham showed a tape of O'Reilly with what's her name from WAPO. Just calling yourself a Christian doesn't make you one. What bugs me about it is every time the left makes it political. Even when 911 happened, the left hated the fact they had to take a slight moratorium on Bush bashing. There really is no bi-partisanship with them.

Unknown said...

Tennessee: Still it only took about three days before the left started asking why they hate us, and blaming the attack on a few disaffected youths who just incidentally and unrelatedly happened to be Muslim. And if it hadn't been for Bush, we'd all be skipping down the road holding hands and shouting "Allahu Akbar, ain't God great!?"

Instead, because of Bush and his violent anti-Islamic Christian terrorists, we have participated in mass beatings of innocent Muslims and burned down hundreds of their mosques (we have done that, haven't we?).

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