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Norway mass murderer’s trial: A timeline

Posted in EU, islam with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2012 by britishloyalist

Oslo: Below are key moments in the first four days of the trial of Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik at the Oslo District Court on charges of a twin killing spree which cost 77 lives on July 22, 2011:

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

After entering the courtroom for his trial, Breivik makes what he has described as a nationalist salute after his handcuffs are taken off, touching his chest and extending his clenched right fist in front of him.
Breivik enters a plea of not guilty at the start of his trial, saying his acts were “cruel but necessary”.
He cries as the court views a film he posted online the day of the attack. His face red with emotion, Breivik’s lips tremble and he wipes away tears as the 12-minute film is projected on a large screen, including photos and drawings of angry Islamists.
The court sees unreleased surveillance footage of his bomb attack, showing people walking near his parked van in the seconds before it explodes.
The court hears a recording of a desperate emergency call for help from a young woman hiding in the bathroom of the cafe building on the Utoeya island where Breivik massacred 69 at a Labour Party youth summer camp. The court also hears Breivik’s own two calls to police to surrender in the midst of the bloodbath, reporting “mission accomplished”.

One of five judges in the trial is dismissed after the court deems him unfit following revelations he had called for the death penalty for Breivik the day after the attacks.
After he takes the stand on the second day of his trial, Breivik tells the court of the attacks: “Yes, I would have done it again”. He says life in prison or dying for his people would be “the biggest honour”, as the judge repeatedly urges him to wrap up his reading of a prepared text, for which he had been granted a half-hour but which went on for 73 minutes.
He tells the trial his attacks were “preventive” to avoid a European culture war and says he should be freed, after detailing his Islamophobic and anti-multicultural ideology.


Breivik tells the court there are only two possible outcomes of his trial: acquittal or the death penalty, even though Norway does not apply capital punishment.
The prosecutors question Breivik extensively about a network of far-right militants called the Knights Templar, which Breivik claims to be part of but which the prosecution says doesn’t exist, prompting the confessed killer to lose his cool and accuse the prosecutors of “ridiculing” him.
Breivik says there are currently two other one-man Knights Templar cells in Norway “planning attacks” and who could strike at any time.


Breivik refrains from making his habitual far-right salute after objections from survivors and victims’ families.
He tells the court he meant to kill the entire Norwegian government, including the prime minister, and not just the eight people who died when he bombed the government building in Oslo.
He also says he intended “to kill everybody” on Utoeya island, and not just the 69 people, mainly teens, he massacred on July 22, when 569 people were on the island taking part in a Labour Party youth camp. He also says he had wanted to behead former Labour prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, who had been on the island earlier in the day.


Breivik: What’s behind clenched-fist salutes

Posted in immigrants with tags , , , , , , , on April 17, 2012 by britishloyalist

The man who admits killing 77 people in Norway began his trial with a closed-fist salute. What’s behind this gesture?

He smiled as the handcuffs were released.

Then Anders Behring Breivik clenched his right hand, held it to his chest and extended his arm to raise it above the Oslo court.

In the world’s media, the motion was interpreted as a demonstration that the man who killed scores of people in gun and bomb attacks in July 2011 felt no remorse or repentance.

If Breivik’s performance was widely seen as a further insult to the memories of his victims and their families, it is because he adopted the iconography of political struggle.

Above all, it called to mind the 1968 Olympics when US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos made raised-fist salutes from the podium in protest at American treatment of its black population.
Indeed, the gesture has a long history as a symbol of defiance and solidarity, commonly associated with both left-wing politics as well as the struggles of oppressed groups – most of them far removed from the politics expressed by Breivik in his manifesto.

Iconography based around the fist can regularly be seen in early propaganda by labour organisations, such as a famous 1917 propaganda cartoon by the Industrial Workers of the World, a revolutionary US trade union.

But it was the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, when the Popular Front or anti-fascist salute was used as a greeting by Republican forces fighting Franco’s Nationalists, which truly popularised it.
Though the Spanish Republicans were defeated, their salutation was adopted by left-wingers and opponents of fascism in Europe. To this day the clenched fist holding a rose remains the logo of the Socialist International, to which the UK Labour party is affiliated, as well as a number of European socialist parties including those in France and Spain.
n turn, it was incorporated into the symbolism of a range of radical groups. These included the feminist movement, whose image of a fist inside the female gender symbol was popularised during protests against the Miss America Beauty pageant.

During the 1960s, the black power salute emerged from militant offshoots of the US struggle for civil rights and groups like the Black Panther Party. Its use during the 1968 Olympics was seen as a nod to black power, although Tommie Smith insisted in his autobiography that he saw it as a “human rights salute”
Equally, however, the raised fist has come to be seen as a signifier of individual as well as collective defiance – as witnessed when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990.
For psychologist Oliver James, author of Affluenza, the clenched fist has proved such a powerful symbol because it encapsulates connotations of resistance, solidarity, pride and militancy in one simple gesture.

“It’s a way of indicating that you intend to meet malevolent, massive institutional force with force of your own – you are an individual who feels bound with other individuals to fight an oppressive status quo,” James says.

Of course, not all uses of the raised fist are political – from the Northern Soul logo to tennis player Tim Henman’s famous celebration.
But there are antecedents which put Breivik’s adoption of the gesture in some kind of context.

He is not the first alleged political killer to use the gesture in a courtroom setting. Lee Harvey Oswald presented a raised fist to photographers after his arrest for the shooting of President John F Kennedy. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez – better known as Carlos the Jackal – famously made the same motion from the courtroom dock.
Breivik’s straight arm calls to mind the “Roman salute” displayed by Benito Mussolini’s fascists. Moreover, the White Power or Aryan fist has been adopted as a symbol of extremists, according to the US-based Anti-Defamation League, which monitors hate groups.

The Norwegian’s own manifesto describes at length his salute and how it represents “strength, power and defiance against Marxist tyrants”.

“It’s not surprising if you put it in context of his manifesto,” says Matthew Goodwin, a political scientist and expert in extremism at the University of Nottingham. “It comes down to notions of resistance and survival that are widespread on the European far right.”

Nonetheless, for James, it is the 1968 Olympics protest that remain the most powerful and widely recognised example of the gesture – and he believes Breivik was inevitably channelling its iconography, whether he realised he was doing so or not.

“He’s probably not doing it in a self-conscious way,” James says. “He’s doing it to conflate their legitimate complaint with his own.”

That is a conflation that few in Norway and elsewhere are likely to accept.


Posted in British Government with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by britishloyalist

Gordon Brown, deliberate Open Borders immigration (30Apr10)

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60 Minutes: EDL Tommy Robinson On Islamic Extremism

Posted in British Government, islam UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by britishloyalist

Europe’s Muslim nightmare

Posted in EU, islam, islam UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2012 by britishloyalist

Op-ed: Europeans horrified to discover that they must contend with homegrown terrorists

As long as we were dealing with Islamic terrorists arriving in Western Europe from the Middle East and not part of local society, it was possible to monitor them and thwart their terror intentions. They were foreigners. Yet what happens when the terrorists are French or European locals of Muslim descent who were born in Europe? To what extent can their actions be monitored and their terror activities curbed? It’s much more difficult, and this is the European nightmare, which keeps growing, as illustrated by the brutal murder in Toulouse.

These Muslim European youngsters, some of whom view jihad as a model for imitation, are deeply familiar with European society and its constitutional, security and moral vulnerabilities. Studies show that Muslim youths born in Europe are much more radical than the generation of their immigrant parents, who were preoccupied with making a living.
A fascinating and important study by British think tank Policy Exchange found that Muslim youngsters in Britain are quickly moving towards radicalization, Islamization, and a desire to change Britain’s identity to conform to Islam. These are loud warning signs, yet nobody can do anything about it in Europe for fear of being accused of primitivism.
The study was premised, among other things, on a poll among Britain’s Muslim population. Some 37% of youngsters aged 16-24 want to adopt Islamic laws in Britain (of course, nobody would renounce their British citizenship) compared to only 17% of respondents aged above 55. Meanwhile, 37% of young respondents want their children to study in Islamic schools, compared to only 19% of older respondents. Some 7% of respondents confessed to admiring terror groups like al-Qaeda, including 13% of youngsters and 3% of older respondents. (Notably, the terrorist who blew himself up at Tel Aviv’s Mike’s Place café in 2003 was a Muslim carrying a British passport.) Finally, 74% of the youngsters prefer their wives to wear a veil, compared to 28% among older respondents.

Easy prey for terrorists
Meanwhile, the European Union has become an awkward, clumsy body, up to its neck in bureaucracy, with odd technocrats assuming top posts: For example, Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton. The EU exposed European states to accelerated Muslim immigration, while forcing them to adopt liberal, lenient laws towards minorities and immigrants. The sense of sovereignty and safeguarding of borders, which is supposed to be natural for every country, was almost annulled, while officials in Brussels make decisions for all EU states; the same Brussels that already boasts a Muslim majority at city hall.

And so, the European Union has become easy prey for those interested in establishing terror cells and misusing the benefits of living in Europe. These Jihad groups view the EU as a bulbous, atrophied body that is an easy victim for their schemes. These are al-Qaeda’s grandchildren already, who are no longer operating in the name of veteran leaders and usually don’t even know them. They are an original European product. Some of them travel to the Middle East or to Afghanistan, come in contact with terror elements, and import the ideas, and arms, to Europe. At times there is no need for it, as the Internet is a superb guide and many youngsters are exposed to violent Islamic information without speaking a word of Arabic.
For long years, senior EU officials felt they were living in a remote, calm island, looking from above at the Third World and Islam, or at least this is how they hoped to view themselves. Yet this is no longer the case. And this truth, which has now pervaded the hearts of millions in France following the Toulouse massacre, is horrifying them. It is not the Jews whom the French are now thinking of; first and foremost, they fear for themselves.

Moscow Has a Muslim Problem

Posted in islam with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2012 by britishloyalist