Friday, July 29, 2011

Why Anders Behring Breivik Cannot Be Dismissed as a “Madman”

By Max Blumenthal, Axis of Logic, July 27, 2011
Anders Behring Breivik, a perfect product of the Axis of Islamophobia

When I wrote my analysis last December on the “Axis of Islamophobia,”laying out a new international political network of right-wing ultra-Zionists, Christian evangelicals, Tea Party activists and racist British soccer hooligans, I did not foresee a terrorist like Anders Behring Breivik emerging from the movement’s ranks. At the same time, I am not surprised that he did. The rhetoric of the characters who inspired Breivik, from Pam Geller to Robert Spencer to Daniel Pipes, was so eliminationist in its nature that it was perhaps only a matter of time before someone put words into action.

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