[Marxism] Norway killer espoused new right-wing, pro-Israel philosophy

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 09:31:44 MDT 2011

Norway killer espoused new right-wing, pro-Israel philosophy

July 24, 2011


BERLIN (JTA) -- The confessed perpetrator in the terror attack in Norway
espoused a new right-wing philosophy allied with Israel against Islam - a
trend in European populist and far-right movements that has Israel worried.

In numerous online postings, including a manifesto published on the day of
the attacks, Anders Behring Breivik pushed  the "Vienna School" or “Crusader
Nationalism” philosophy, a mish-mash of anti-modern principles that also
calls for "the deportation of all Muslims from Europe" as well as from "the
West Bank and the Gaza Strip."

According to the manifesto, entitled "2083: A European Declaration of
Independence" and published under the pseudonym Andrew Berwick, the "Vienna
School" supports "pro-Zionism/Israeli nationalism."

Breivik listed numerous European "Freedom Parties" and neo-Nazi parties as
potential allies because of their anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim stance, and
mentioned that right-wing populists like Dutch politician Geert Wilders
"have to condemn us at this point which is fine. It is after all essential
that they protect their reputational shields."

Among the potential allies he listed for Germany were the three largest
neo-Nazi parties - the National Democratic Party, Deutsche Volksunion and
Republikaner. In Holland, Geert Wilder's "Freedom Party" topped the list,
and the British National Party topped a long list of potential supporters in
the United Kingdom.

European right-populist parties increasingly have been waving the flag of
friendship with Israel. Last month, after it emerged that German-Swedish
far-right politician Patrik Brinkmann had met in Berlin with Israeli Likud
lawmaker Ayoub Kara, deputy minister for Development of the Negev and
Galilee, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote to Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu demanding that Kara be prevented from making further
trips abroad.

According to Ynet, Lieberman accused Kara of meeting with neo-Nazis and
causing damage to Israel's image. Brinkman said he had reached out to
Israeli rightists hoping to build a coalition against Islam.

In postings on a website "document.no" that appear to be from Breivik, the
poster pondered whether one could "accept the moderate Nazis as long as they
distance themselves" from the extermination of the Jews.

Meanwhile, Israel on Saturday night condemned the "revolting terror attacks"
in Oslo. "Nothing at all can justify such wanton violence, and we condemn
this brutal action with the utmost gravity," the Foreign Ministry said in a

"We stand in solidarity with the people and government of Norway in this
hour of trial, and trust Norwegian authorities to bring to justice those
responsible for this heinous crime."

Israeli President Shimon Peres called the King of Norway, Harald V, to
express the condolences of the people of Israel on the 93 deaths.

"Your country is a symbol of peace and freedom. In Israel we followed the
events over the weekend in Norway and the attack on innocent civilians broke
our hearts. It is a painful tragedy that touches every human being. We send
our condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and a speedy
recovery to the wounded. Israel is willing to assist in whatever is needed,"
Peres said, according to his office.

The King thanked Peres for his phone call and for the expression of Israeli
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visited Norway last week and
was told that Oslo will recognize Palestine, but not immediately.

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