Today is the fifth anniversary of the terror attacks by Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo and on the island of Utøya.
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Terrorism and the Norwegian Left
On July 22, 2011, 77 people were killed in two bloody attacks in Norway. The terrorist Anders Behring Breivik first set off a car bomb in the government quarter of central Oslo. The bomb killed eight people and did substantial material damage. Breivik then drove out of Oslo with another car. Later that afternoon he arrived via ferry at the island of Utøya, situated some distance outside the municipality of Oslo. Members of the Workers’ Youth League (AUF), the youth organization of the Norwegian Labour Party, used the island for their annual summer camp. In a grotesque shooting spree, Breivik systematically murdered youths for more than one hour before finally being stopped by armed police. 69 people were killed.
As a percentage of the population, more Norwegians were killed in the terror attacks of July 22, 2011 than Americans were killed during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. These brutal attacks obviously shocked the nation.
Yet the evil acts of the mentally disturbed loner Breivik were used to smear individuals who were engaged in perfectly legitimate criticism of Islam and mass immigration. Breivik circulated a very long text on the Internet where he quoted against their will a large number of different writers. This confused “manifesto” triggered harassment of writers from Robert Spencer to Melanie Phillips. People as far away as England lost their jobs, despite doing nothing wrong. The pressure on me was particularly extreme. I was forced to flee the country of my birth in the summer of 2011. Five years after the attacks, things have cooled down substantially. However, I still do not have a postal address in Norway.
The most hypocritical aspect of this smear campaign is that the political Left in Norway have cultivated ties with militant Muslims and terrorists among the Palestinians for many years. This was barely mentioned in 2011. Meanwhile, peaceful critics of Islamization were being subjected to verbal abuse and negative media campaigns.
The ruling coalition in Norway between 2005 and 2013 was a center-left “red-green” coalition of the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party. The Prime Minister was Jens Stoltenberg from Labour, the senior coalition partner and Norway’s largest political party for nearly a century.
The writer Ivar Fjeld is a former member of AUF. His short book Den rødgrønne terrorøya (“The Red and Green Terror Island”) was released in 2013. It was ignored by most media in Norway. Fjeld describes how AUF in their summer camps on Utøya have promoted anti-Israel and radical pro-Palestinian sentiments to children as young as 14. Sometimes groups to the left of the AUF have also used the island for their activities. The Marxists of the Red Youth used their summer camp on Utøya in 2009 to raise money for the Palestinian terrorist organization PFLP.
AUF and the Norwegian Labour Party have for years cultivated personal ties to Fatah and Fatah Youth, a Palestinian organization with links to militant Muslims. These ties have continued after the terror attacks in July 2011.
It is difficult to maintain the illusion that Fatah is a “moderate” organization when they cooperate with the terrorists of Hamas. They also have their own militant wing. In 2015, a court in the USA ordered the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, where Fatah is the main member, to pay $655.5 million in compensation to victims of terrorist attacks where American citizens were killed.
Polls show that 24% of Palestinian Arabs sympathize with the barbaric Jihadists of the Islamic State (ISIS). They conduct regular massacres, mass rapes, hold slave auctions and murder archaeologists, among many other things.
In April 2007, Hussam Shaheen, the international secretary of Fatah Youth, was sentenced by an Israeli court to 20 years in prison for plotting a suicide bomb attack against a bus. On July 21, 2007, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg started a Norwegian campaign to get Shaheen released from prison. The go-ahead came in the Prime Minister’s speech to the annual AUF youth political summer camp on Utøya. Stoltenberg confirmed that the convicted Arab terrorist had visited Utøya “several times” and “has many friends in AUF and the Labour Party.”
Anniken Huitfeldt, a former leader of AUF who was now a Minister, attacked Israeli authorities. She had been refused an application to visit her friend Hussam Shaheen in prison. In 2008, opposition parties criticized that a Minister nurtured friendship with a terrorist. “It is unfortunate that a representative of the Norwegian government wants to have contact with a politician who is convicted of attempted terrorist activities,” said Morten Høglund of the right-wing Progress Party.
Anniken Huitfeldt was Minister of Culture during the July 22 terror attacks in 2011. During Breivik’s terror attacks, there was thus a profiled Social Democratic Minister in the Stoltenberg government who had nursed personal friendship with a convicted terrorist. This fact was completely ignored by the mass media in 2011. The very same media started a vicious smear campaign against me and other critics of Muslim immigration who had no connections to terrorism.
In 2015, Huitfeldt was a strong candidate to become new deputy leader of her party. It says a lot about the ideological climate of the Norwegian Labour Party that her known personal ties to an Arab terrorist were barely mentioned as a factor against her candidacy. It was a bigger problem that she was a white Nordic woman. Hadia Tajik, a dark-skinned Muslim woman with an immigrant background, eventually got the job. Anniken Huitfeldt still holds prominent positions in the Labour Party, though. For 2013-2017 she is leader of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence in the Norwegian Parliament.
The Labour-led government of PM Jens Stoltenberg in 2007 made Norway the first Western country to recognize a Palestinian government led by the terrorist organization Hamas. I was strongly critical of this decision back then. Members of the Norwegian Labour Party later accused me of promoting terrorism.
On behalf of the left-wing Stoltenberg government, Raymond Johansen in 2007 held official talks with Ismail Haniyeh. He is one of the senior leaders of the murderous Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. Ismail Haniyeh in 2011 hailed al-Qaida’s leader Osama bin Laden as “an Arab holy warrior.”
In 2014 the Labour Party renewed its fight against people who allegedly inspired the mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. Party Secretary Raymond Johansen used the state broadcaster NRK to warn against dangerous extremist movements. As an example of these evil “Fascist” movements that are now supposedly threatening Europe, Mr. Johansen mentioned me by name. Only me. Nobody else. Johansen serves as the Governing Mayor of Oslo for 2015-2019.
Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2008, the Foreign Ministry of the Stoltenberg government sponsored members of the Muslim Brotherhood to come to Oslo for friendly “dialogue” talks.
In January 2011, it was revealed that the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre had direct telephone conversations with Khaled Mashal. He is the leader of the extremely brutal Jihad terror organization Hamas. Støre at first tried to lie about this to journalists. In 2014, Støre was unanimously elected as the new leader of the Labour Party. His predecessor Jens Stoltenberg became the new Secretary General of the Western defense alliance NATO.
|1.||www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12788 Preaching Israel-Hatred at Norway’s Terror Island. 27/01/13.|
|2.||www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/nyregion/damages-awarded-in-terror-case-against-palestinian-groups.html Palestinian Groups Are Found Liable at Manhattan Terror Trial. 23, 2015.|
|3.||www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6375/palestinians-islamic-state Palestinians Flock to Islamic State. August 21, 2015.|
|4.||www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/statsministeren-tale-pa-utoya-2007/id476618/ Statsministerens tale på Utøya 2007. 21.07.2007.|
|5.||www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/midtoesten/uklok-stoette-til-terrordoemt/a/197006/ — Uklok støtte til terrordømt. 25.07.2008.|
|6.||www.stortinget.no/en/In-English/Members-of-the-Storting/Members/H/Huitfeldt-Anniken/ Huitfeldt, Anniken. Profile at the website of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), checked in July 2016.|
|7.||gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2007/03/norwegian-government-surrenders-to.html The Norwegian Government Surrenders to Muslims. Comment by Fjordman, March 21, 2007.|
|8.||news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6466749.stm Norwegian minister meets Hamas PM. 19 March 2007.|
|9.||www.reuters.com/article/us-binladen-palestinians-idUSTRE7414SS20110502 Abbas government welcomes bin Laden death, Hamas deplores. May 2, 2011.|
|10.||www.nrk.no/ytring/et-oppgjor-med-holdningene-1.11830464 Et oppgjør med holdningene. Raymond Johansen, 15.07.2014.|
|11.||www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/midtoesten/ud-sponser-islamister-til-norge/a/530563/ UD sponser islamister til Norge. 27.09.2008.|
|12.||www.tv2.no/a/3400055 Støre har hatt hemmelige samtaler med Hamas. 27.01.2011.|
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