Islamophobia ‘Experts’ to be Called in Breivik Case

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Mattias Gardell has also criticized the decision to allow artist Lars Vilks to speak at Uppsala University, the oldest university in the Nordic countries. Vilks has received numerous death threats, yet Gardell largely sided with Muslims, arguing that he shouldn’t have been allowed to speak and thereby spread hatred. Due to examples such as this, Mr. Gardell has been accused of being an apologist who idealizes Islam and downplays hatred and violence within the Islamic world.

Lars Vilks warned in the spring of 2012 that “The attacks against me are working.” The strategy of physical intimidation employed by his opponents is unfortunately quite effective. He has seen his lecturing activities dry up over organizers’ fears of riots and of being labeled “racist.” At Karlstad University in Sweden, a lecture was interrupted by a loud group of aggressive young Muslims throwing eggs at Vilks for showing one of his pictures inspired by the Muhammad caricature battle in neighboring Denmark.

In May 2012, a rare (by Swedish standards) critical media investigation using hidden cameras and telephone recording equipment, with two women posing as abused spouses visited ten of Sweden’s largest mosques as part of a report put together by Sveriges Television’s (SVT) investigative news program “Uppdrag granskning.”

The women asked local Islamic leaders for advice about how to address issues such as polygamy, assault and non-consensual sex. They were told by nine out of the ten mosques that men have the right – under certain circumstances – to have more than one wife. The advice, which contradicted Swedish laws, came from imams or family counselors. When the TV host Janne Josefsson approached two of the largest mosques featured in this program to inquire about their official positions, the public answers he received were strikingly different.

The chair of the Islamic Association in Uppsala claimed in the story that people should follow national law. When confronted by what the imam at the Uppsala mosque had told the women, the Islamic leader explained that this imam had merely expressed his personal opinion. The imam with whom the women met at a major mosque in Stockholm defended polygamy and also advised against filing a police report about husbands who beat them. As a matter of fact, a man beating his disobedient wife is in perfect accordance with the Koran 4:34.

Predictably enough, the main preoccupation of many Muslims after these revelations was that talking about this issue might fuel “Islamophobia” and unfounded prejudice. Muslims are always the victims, no matter what.

The technique used in the above-mentioned case is called taqiyya, religious deception or lying to advance the cause of Islam and its triumph over the infidels. Muslim apologists routinely claim that this is a racist, Islamophobic myth, or alternatively that taqiyya is only practiced by Shias, not by Sunnis. Both claims are incorrect. As this story shows – and many similar examples can be cited from multiple countries – lying straight-faced to non-Muslims about Islamic intentions is fully accepted and a widespread Muslim social practice.

In 2009 the Swedish Communist author Jan Myrdal awarded Mattias Gardell with the great humanitarian Lenin award for his work. And no, despite the fact that Vladimir Lenin was the founder of a totalitarian terror regime which cost tens of millions of people their lives, that name was not intended to contain any trace of irony whatsoever. This has been justly mocked by the competent and decent historian and author Peter Englund.

Stefan Adamenko, who lost three brothers to Lenin’s and Stalin’s horror regime, in the newspaper Expressen urged Gardell to reject the award out of respect for Communism’s tens of millions of victims. After all, there is no humanitarian award named after Stalin, Pol Pot or Adolf Hitler. Gardell, however, accepted the Lenin award.

In an article in the left-leaning paper Aftonbladet, Gardell suggested that the notion of there being an Islamic threat to Europe and the Western world is an irrational myth. If you believe Professor Gardell, Islamophobia is entirely without any basis in reality, almost like coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. He fears that it has now become normalized, and warns that “Islamophobia isn’t merely a threat to Muslims. It is a threat to us all.”

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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.

      SHAME ON YOU.

    • 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

    "ISLAMOPHOBIA" IS TERRORIST TERM USED BY JIHADIS.

    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.