Christian Jihad? Why We Should Worry About Right-Wing Terror Attacks Like Norway’s in the US

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There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government in fact hatred of our country.

By Frank Schaeffer
July 23, 2011

The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead.

In my new book “Sex, Mom and God” I predicted just such an action. I predicted that right wing Christians will unleash terror here in America too. I predict that they will copy Islamic extremists, and may eventually even make common cause with them.

There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government in fact hatred of our country as fallen and evil because we allow women choice, gays to marry, have a social safety net, and allow immigration from other cultures and non-white races.

According to the Guardian newspaper, the killer wrote:

“Today’s Protestant church is a joke,” he wrote in an online post in 2009. “Priests in jeans who march for Palestine and churches that look like minimalist shopping centres. I am a supporter of an indirect collective conversion of the Protestant church back to the Catholic.”

It seems Anders Behring Breivik longed for a “pure” and ultra conservative religion. He was a man of religious conviction, no liberals with their jeans need apply! Liberals beware.

Norway is just a first taste of what will happen here on a larger scale.

A HISTORY of VIOLENT ACTION

There is a history to the far right, religious right extremism on the rise today, extremism so extreme that in its congressional manifestation it is risking the good faith and credit of the US in the debt calling fiasco. The Tea Party activists also want purity of doctrine.

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6 Responses to “Christian Jihad? Why We Should Worry About Right-Wing Terror Attacks Like Norway’s in the US”

  1. Andrea B. Says:

    How the the christian right in the US engages in hate speech, encouraging terrorism, justifiying terrorim, bigotry and brain washing of children to hate should be illegal, as it is direct encouragement of terrorism.

    In the case of the US, it is only a matter of time before someone from the christian fundementalist right goes on the rampage and commits slaughter that may potentially be worse than what happened in Norway. A football match, baseball match, civil rights march, womens rights march, childrens rights march or gay pride march would be perfect for that type of deranged thinking.

    In my opinion the bible encourages hatred. I have read the bible from cover to cover and it is a recipe for genocide if taken to its natural conclusions.

    Most bible thumpers consider themselves just and virtuous, while constantly quoting the bible on every subject. They are in reality bigoted, narrow minded, petty, small minded, hate filled and driving themselves down the road towards terrorism, which they consider justified in there hate filled mind.

    Wholesale slaughter, terrorism, bigotry, insanity, injustice, crime, disgrace,ignorance, stupidity, hatred etc. knows of no boundaries such as race, culture, sexual orientation,, color, creed, religion, demographics, belief, disability or family connection. That sort of hatred can grow in anyone, no matter who or what they are.

    Right wing, left wing, religious or whatever at there most extreme will eventually lead to the sort of mindset that committed the horrible act in Norway.

    It may take years but all extremism eventually leads to wholesale slaughter.

    Trying to live life as it is set out in the bible, will only encourage someone to reach the point of wholesale slaughter of innocents more quickly.

  2. Andrea B. Says:

    I have been reading the lunatics manifesto. Got through 350 pages so far.

    This is not a simple right wing nutjob. He is an intelligent, twisted and intelectually dishonest, right wing, christian, nutjob.

    Reading his manfesto reminds me of when I read some of Adolf Hitler’s speeches and press releases from 1923 to 1931.

    The long timeframe planning is quite similar to how Hitler laid out timelines for change in his document labelled the Final Solution in 1931 which was published by the Munich post in an attack on Hitler. The ideas on deportation are also quite similar, just a different group.

    His interpretation of various historical events are intelectually dishonest. He hides some facts so as to distort the overall event in history and adds slight comments to twist the entire event towards a slightly different conclusion. Cumulatively he distorts entire timelines, towards his biased viewpoint.

    From what I can find out so far, I will be suprised if he does not make a speech in court laying out his ideology and literally make a possible call, for christian crusade. I am serious on that. He does actually support having a modern day christian crusade.

    He is very calculating and has actually laid out in his manifesto and online postings how he intends to proceed and in what timeframe.

    I have a bad feeling that even if jailed or if someone suceeds in killing him, he will be a political nightmare for decades on top of the suffering he has caused in Norway, by his child slaughtering rampage.

  3. tinagrrl Says:

    We have already had a right wing terrorist attack — it was the bombing of a Federal building in Oklahoma City by McVeigh.

    There have been numerous other attacks, from the killing of abortion providers, to attacks on various Federal employees, attacks on gay singles and couples, attacks on both Jews and Muslims, etc., etc., etc.

    Yes, various “leftish” organizations have practiced “eco-terrorism” — but, it’s been VANDALISM – no folks killed.

    The right has KILLED, made their views known on different forums — but — it’s ALWAYS been a “lone gunman”, a “deranged individual”, even though the killer was known in various extremist circles.

    We have had killings by “christians”, “Nazi’s”, “Neo-Nazi’s”, “Patriots”, “Sovereign Citizen” folks, “militia members”, etc., etc., etc.

    Every time it’s called the act of a “deranged individual”.

    We don’t have to wait for it to happen — it’s HAPPENING.

  4. Andrea B. Says:

    I have just finished reading his manifesto and some other stuff he has posted.

    His manifesto has to be read to be believed.

    The first days of this event were full of misinformation from the press. Now facts are starting to emerge.

    I have read his manifesto and other online material.

    From reading what I have read so far in his manifesto, he has some knowledge of geo-politics and localised ethnic strife, cobbling it all together into an excuse for EurAsian genocide in a pretty little package.

    His command of historical facts is seriously distorted, but also significantly better than Adolf Hitlers and his writing technique uses simple phrases that can be used by any idiotic fanatic for quotes. They are clearly designed for twitter and soundbites.

    His manifesto is designed for modern media quoting, unlike Mein kampf which was basically a rant by a malcontent.

    He is dangerous. If anyone suceeds in killing him he will be a martyr for nearly all the far right. If he stays alive he is a rallying point for the far right. He thought this out well. We need to be smarter than him in breaking up his ideology.

    His claim of pro-assyrian support is laughable. The catholic church which he wants imposed by force on all European countries, supported attacks on them during the crusades as heretics and still has the same viewpoint. He wants another crusade. It is clear from his writings that he has read some of Joseph Ratzingers rants on reducing the catholic church to Europe only.

    His statement of clearing an area of anatolia to house all Roma is very clear code for extermination. Hitler made clear in Mein Kampf that he wanted to clear madagascar and deport all the jews to that island. We all know what happened there.

    The logical outcome of his belief system is crusade in Morroco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egpyt, Jordan, Sudan, Syria, lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. That would lead to Europe being up to its knees in blood.

    His call for Russia to go on crusade in Kazahistan and China to go after the Uzbeks would kill more than WW2.

    He wants mass slaughter on an industrial scale.

    From reading what I have read so far in his manifesto, he has some knowledge of geo-politics and localised ethnic strife, cobbling it all together into an excuse for EurAsian genocide in a pretty little package.

    His command of historical facts is quite distorted, but also significantly better than Adolf Hitlers and his writing technique uses simple phrases that can be used by any idiotic fanatic for quotes.

    His manifesto is designed for modern media quoting, unlike Mein kampf which was basically a rant by a malcontent.

    He is dangerous. If anyone suceeds in killing him he will be a martyr for nearly all the far right. If he stays alive he is a rallying point for the far right. He thought this out well. We need to be smarter than him in breaking up his ideology.

    His ideas are not copied from the Unabomber or Timothy Mc Veigh. That idea came from US media people who have clearly not read what the child killer has written and also have not read what the Unabomber or Mc Veigh wrote either. Some parts have vague similarities to the unabomber but that is it. It is clear from reading it that he does not accept that US ideas have anything to offer Europe in any capacity. The only USA concept he even half approves of is the Tea party, but not with its present membership whom he believes are intellectually inferior, misled and imbecilic.

    What I have read is based on Adolf Hitler’s press releases from about 23/25 to 33, Sanitised rewriting of some Mein Kampf quoting in non-Hitler rant format, combined with some of Ratzingers ideas on concentration of catholicism and some 19th century white general European instead of single country supremacists, from Russia, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Poland and Serbia. He definately went to a library and copied out lots of quotes, most likely a University library.

    The closest description that would fit him is a nationalistic white christian supremacist with pan European nationalist white supremist sympathies.

    The child killers statements around morality and immoral acts are illuminating. He clearly does not intend to stop with just gays, but anyone who does not support a christian patriachial society.

    For a guy who talks about morality, he recommends using steroids as part of a training regime for wearing heavy body armour.

    He recommends taking a Cafiene/Ephedrine/Aspirin based drug cocktail about 30 minutes before starting to slaughter while on steroids.

    He recommends taking a DVR Camera to document everything.

    The child killers has patriarchial views on women in the page after he quotes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Thats a few chapters after he details how to attack a Nuclear power station.

    Regarding women: Page 1181 of the PDF.
    QUOTE
    ———————————
    Suggestion 1: Conservative model – Back to the 50s – because we know it works
    This alternative will involve increasing our national fertility rates from current 1,5 to 2,1 or even higher. Achieving this will involve several political reforms and will involve a degradation of women’s rights to a certain degree:

    1. Limit the distribution of birth-control pills (contraceptive pills): Discourage the use of and prevent liberal distribution of contraceptive pills or equivalent prevention methods. The goal should be to make it considerably more difficult to obtain. This alone should increase the fertility rate by 0,1 points but would degrade women’s rights.

    2. Reform sex education: Reform the current sex education in our school institutions. This may involve limiting it or at least delaying sex education to a later age and discourage casual sex. Sex should only be encouraged within the boundaries of marriage. This alone should increase the fertility rate by 0,1 points.

    3. Making abortion illegal: A re-introduction of the ban on abortion should result in an increased fertility rate of approximately 0,1-0,2 points but would strip women of basic rights.

    4. Women and education: Discourage women in general to strive for full time careers. This will involve certain sexist and discriminating policies but should increase the fertility rate by up to 0,1-0,2 points.
    Women should not be encouraged by society/media to take anything above a bachelor’s degree but should not be prevented from taking a master or PhD. Males on the other hand should obviously continue to be encouraged to take higher education – bachelor, master and PhD.
    A family/wife caring for 3 children will not normally have the capacity to pursue the same career opportunities as their husbands, nor should they be expected to. Instead, women should be encouraged to have part time jobs (or 2/3) although of course not prevented from following the same career paths as males if they chose to.

    4. Conservative media policies: Discourage women in general to strive for “sex and the city/Madonna” lifestyles. The mass media are currently actively
    glorifying/encouraging “sex and the city/Madonna” lifestyles which involves the glorification of casual sex, multiple sex partners and generally an extremely liberal individualistic lifestyle hostile to the traditional nuclear family values. As such, the nonrestrictions of the mass media is the main cause for our unsustainable fertility rate of 1,5.
    ———————————–
    END QUOTE

    Basically he is asking for muslim Sharia law for women, which he is supposed to oppose and has clearly called for to be banned in Europe.

    He then goes on to talk about eugenics.

    The child killers rants about his female friends being sluts who sleep around, remind me of Hitler’s rant about watching blond haired German women walking hand in hand with bow legged Jewish men. This guy is definately on the same path as Hitler was on. This is not a wannabee. He is the genuine article. Both had similar influences in their lives.

    He wants his Knights to help repopulate Europe with blue eyed, blond haired people. It is clear in his Knights sections that he is drawing on The Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta and Knights Templar in his thinking.

    The bit about making body armour is surreal. The advice he gives is ridiculous.

    He complains constantly about the feminisation of men in Europe, then posts pictures of himself that would fit perfectly on the front cover of a gay mens magazine.

    The craziest part so far is his views on NATO and a possible European alliance with Russia, Belarus, India, South Korea, Japan and China. He wants to break the alliance with the USA as he considers the USA to be a marxist state, but does not consider Belarus and China to be Marxist. That is a serious case of about mental gynastics.

    I would love to be a fly on the wall when either the Russian or Chinese security services perform an analysis the child killers manifesto. When Mendelev and Putin read that, the reaction should be interesting. The Chinese security services will probably raise both eyebrows to the back of there necks when they read it.

    His plan for redrawing the borders of the Balkans and Middle East are interesting for want of a better term starting at Page 1316 of the PDF in the section 3.143 Creating a New Europe and a new Middle East.
    The greater Armenia could only be acccomplished by genocide.
    He intends to deport all Muslim Albanians to central anatolia. That appears to clash with his earlier contention that all Roma are to be deported to Anatolia to form there own country.

    Page 1317 needs to be read to be believed on territorial claims.

    Page 1325 is basically on reintroducing catholicism in Europe. He quotes Pope Urban.

    He actually quotes his own comments online under different alias’s for a fake interview.

    This guy is fucked up enough to get a job in charge of an entire department in Toronoto University with the BBL.

    • Suzan Says:

      Gee he sounds just like the right wing in this country.

      The brand of Christianity has a name, Dominionism.

  5. Andrea B. Says:

    @ Suzan,

    Now the confusion and misdirection from some quarters in the media has died down, the facts are starting to get out there.

    He apparently supports an extreme catholic fundementalism and actually considers some nazis to be left wing and on occassion marxists. I read a few of his online postings were he has referred to the US christian right as a multicultural marxists.

    A lot of his ideas are based upon the Knights of Malta which Paul Mc Hugh is a member of. It is very interesting to see he uses the Knights of Malta cross in his manifesto. They can only be got directly from the Vatican.

    He is vehemently opposed to all European union insitutions as he believes that the EU was founded by marxists and is a marxist plot against christian Europe.

    He has called for a catholic-christian crusade against muslims in Europe, Thailand, China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and a whole host of other countries.

    I have a feeling that his definition of marxist, is wider than Autumn Sandeens Transgender Borg by several orders of mangitude. He even considers some bankers, economists and other Wall Street people to be marxists. Don’t ask me to explain that one, as I am not a shrink.

    I have emailed you the manifesto and you can read it yourself.

    The manifesto covers about half of the ideas he has been ranting about for the last ten years on various online forums and discussion boards.


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