Islamophobia ‘Experts’ to be Called in Breivik Case

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The trial of the mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo will feature, in addition to survivors of his terror attacks, a somewhat bizarre list of so-called political expert witnesses. A few of the initial names have already been dropped, as the list keeps being changed. Among the scheduled witnesses, Lars Gule from Norway and Mattias Gardell from Sweden are both alleged academic experts in the field of contemporary Islamophobia.

Lars Gule is, as of 2012, a postdoctoral research fellow at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. His stated research interests are multiculturalism, the Middle East and especially Arab-Islamic political thought. The Socialist Gule is usually referred to as a respected “expert” on multiculturalism in the national media or even the international press. In The Christian Science Monitor he was labeled a neutral academic “terrorism expert” after the Breivik case, although he is in fact an admitted terrorist himself.

In 1977, Gule was arrested in Lebanon for carrying explosives intended for an armed attack in Israel. He has not denied this since, yet his history hasn’t notably impeded his career. He is a prominent national figure on the political Left and was the Secretary General of the Norwegian Humanist Association from 2000 to 2005. Gule was one of seven writers to receive a special scholarship from the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers And Translators Association after the 2011 terror attacks, which he used to write a book focusing on right-wing extremism.

Sadly, the phenomenon of left-wing terrorists who enjoy respectable academic careers afterwards is not limited to Scandinavia. A particularly nasty case in the USA involves the unrepentant Marxist terrorist bomber Bill Ayers. In the late 1960s, Ayers became a leader of the Weather Underground (WU), “an American Red Army.”

Ayers summed up the organization’s ideology as follows: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.” This didn’t prevent him from becoming a well-connected university professor in Chicago a few years later, however. In 2008, journalists such as Stanley Kurtz and Sean Hannity tried to bring more attention to ties between the presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama and various representatives of extreme left-wing organizations and groups, among them Bill Ayers.

One of the alleged experts cited by the mainstream media about Islamic issues is the Swedish historian and Socialist activist Mattias Gardell, author of a book about so-called “Islamophobia” that was hailed by reviewer Per Jönsson in the liberal paper Dagens Nyheter as a gold mine of wisdom about the supposedly irrational Islamophobia of the medieval Crusades as well as the politician Kent Ekeroth of the Sweden Democrats.

In 2010 Mattias Gardell, the Swedish organizer of the Ship to Gaza initiative, said Israelis had committed “premeditated murder” and were guilty of piracy. Gardell, a professor of religious history at Uppsala University, returned to Sweden accompanied by six others who had been held captive after their ship was boarded by Israeli soldiers. The activists were met at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport by a crowd of journalists and sympathizers. People presented them with flowers and chanted “long live Palestine” and anti-Israeli slogans. Another passionate supporter of the ships to Gaza is the Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell.

When asked directly about this, Mattias Gardell made no attempt to hide the fact that the pro-Palestinian ship which he organized headed for the Gaza strip contained members not just of Fatah and the PFLP, but of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as well as Hamas. He sees nothing wrong with this, and claims that Hamas, responsible for hundreds of individual terror attacks, is not a terror organization but a social movement.

Gardell wants to be taken seriously as an objective scholar when he is not an “activist.” Unfortunately, he often is, whereas “Islamophobes” of all stripes are widely attacked in the press and branded as right-wing extremists.

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  • Nakba1948

    Does not one of you Ziocons have the integrity to admit that mass murderer Brevik was directly motivated by the hateful, Islamophobic rantings of your patron saints, Horowitz, Spencer, et al.? I have and will always condemn so-called Muslims who perpetrate violence in the name of Islam. Will you similarly condemn your fellow Islamophobic Zionists who commit horrific crimes? Or are the likes of Anders Brevik and Baruch Goldstein heroes to you people? You Zionist neocon Muslim-hating hypocrites love to dish it out, but you cry "persecution" whenever someone calls you out for what you are.

    • No Muslima slave

      Shut up, you idiot. I'm a liberal, and I agree with these "Ziocons" that Islam is the most evil ideology ever to hit the human mind.

      What is YOUR problem that you can't see how despicable Islam is? Are you a child-raping, woman-hating terrorist too?

      "I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers." Quran 8:12

      "Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them." Quran 4:34

      "The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)." Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88

      It's because of disgusting reprobates like you that this foul child-raping, woman-enslaving cult of violence and hatred is spreading all over the world, like a spiritual cancer.


    • Js

      When you see a muslim and for no reason, you shriek an run a way or get really nervous and start shaking a breathing heavy, you may be an islamaphobe, some one with an irrational fear.

      If dont like islam for a legit reason, like a bunch of muslims just sacked your village or blew up a building in the name of islam, then its not islamaphobia, as they really are trying to kill you.

      I see alot of Breivikaphobes in here today. I think you should all relax, ignore his crimes, accept him as a messanger of peace. And stop being racist bigot Breivikaphobes. (Sarcasm)

    • Ghostwriter

      This time Nakba1948 has hit a new level of loathsomeness. He thinks that someone like me would think of someone like Anders Brevik a hero. Let me clear the air here. I don't and I've repeatedly stated this. I think that he should punished harshly. I also think that if Norway had a death penalty,that he'd be the perfect candidate for it. But,Nakba1948 is also a Jew-hating monster who wants Israel wiped off the map. His beloved Palestinians also hate America and want to destroy us. Why don't you go back under the rock you came from,Nakba? That would make the rest of us happy.

  • Atikva

    "Will you similarly condemn your fellow Islamophobic Zionists who commit horrific crimes?"

    Please provide us with a list of names, dates and verifiable facts of these "horrific crimes" and we will consider them one by one.

    None of you trolls who keep mentioning these "horrific crimes" all over the net have ever complied when asked to provide us with a list of verifiable facts. None.

    The only thing you are able to do is spit insults and and old slogans, like robots.

    I realize that it is no easy, after fourteen centuries of an appalling lack of education followed by five decades of brainwashing, to start thinking for yourselves, which includes absorbing and analyzing facts, reasoning and drawing conclusions ; but please, at least, TRY TO THINK like a human being.

    You have access to all the information you need in libraries and internet to get the facts, so you have no excuse for uttering all these nonsenses.

  • Beagle

    Breivik referred to his mass murder spree as a "martyrdom operation" and he copied al Qaeda's bomb-shoot techniques used in Afganistan and Iraq. His was obviously impressed by al Qaeda more than anyone else.

    Still waiting for the Left to condemn the small matter of 100,000,000+ killed by socialism in the 20th Century alone. I know, "real socialism has never been tried yet." Despite literally dozens of efforts all leading to totalitarianism and often death camps, socialism is a lot like Islam in that the most devout never get it right. Ironically it often leads to hereditary monarchies as in North Korea and Cuba: The Circle of Human Brutality.

  • fightwarnotwars

    Calling Breivink left wing, after he murdered people at a "left wing" camp, is pretty rich.

    • Beagle

      If you're attempting to respond to my post you might want to read it again.
      Breivik: copied al Qaeda.
      The Left: still waiting for them to own their political death camps and crazy schemes which led to tens of millions killed, disappeared, tortured and imprisoned.

      • fightwarnotwars

        Not at all, I was quoting the "teaser" line of this article. And as for the left's condemnation of Stalin-ism, the Khmer Rouge, and all other forms of totalitarianism, etc you need look no further then the New Left, the school of Frankfurt, etc.. That was way back in the 60's though, so you're pretty late.

    • Js

      Dont muslims kill muslims and call it islam?

  • No Muslima slave


    Anyone who uses it is providing support to terrorists.

    'Nuff said.

  • Linda Rivera

    What really is an Islamophobe? An Islamophobe is a person who believes that:

    ALL People Must have Human Rights, and

    ALL People Must have Equality before the Law

    It is these beliefs that cause Muslims and their Leftist supporters to HATE, demonize and condemn us. Muslim supremacists want us ALL to submit to Islam, Sharia law and their NEVER-ENDING supremacist demands.