Mistake after mistake in Breivik’s monologue

Over an hour Anders Behring Breivik read his 13 page document which he considers a cornerstone of his defense. Along the way, he was continuously interrupted by the presiding Judge Wenche Arntzen who ordered Breivik to keep in short and to the point.  Nevertheless, Breivik read through the entire text he had prepared. The chief prosecutor Svein Holden expressed his support for Breivik’s right to read the text seeing it as important to do so. The VG (the news paper) had noted several points from the text. These statements were later passed to the relevant experts to examine its accuracy.

Compares AUF and Hitler Jugend

Breivik compares AUF (The Workers’ Youth League) and Hitler Jugend: “Cultural Marxists and people supporting plurality of cul,tures had hundreds, perhaps thousands opportunities to change the political course since the WWII. But they have refused to change the course again and again. The question is: ‘did AUF and Labour Party (Social Democrats) do this because they are evil or because they are naïve?’ If they are naïve, shall we forgive them, or punish them? The answer is that most of the AUF-ers are naïve and indoctrinated, brainwashed. AUF is much like Hitler Jugend. Utøya (the island where the massacre took place) is an indoctrination camp for political activists.”

Breivik sees it as important to distance himself from Hitler by labeling the AUF as Hitler Jugend. At the same time, his rhetoric, is an extension of Hitler’s rhetoric, for race and “right of blood” (Jus sanguinis) give a person right of citizenship, which we also find with Hitler. Breivik’s world view kan be found in Mein Kampf, says Simon Malekenes, an expert on extreme-right rhetoric.

Breivik about secular Muslims

“One of the Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, Subhi Saleh, a member of the constitutional committee said: ‘Anyone who separates religion and politics has abrogated 600 Koranic verses.’ That means that anyone who does not a religious state based on the Sharia is a non-Muslim. The same leader said that the Muslim Brotherhood does not recognize [political] pluralism as there are no secular and liberal Muslims. Accordingly, the Muslim Brotherhood, which are true Muslims, argue that Abid Raja [Norwegian lawyer and politician] and other heretical Muslims in Norway and Europe attempt to kidnap Islam for their own interests. There are no liberal and secular Muslims, there is only Islam. The righteous Muslims, such as the Muslim Brotherhood are therefore wondering who has given Abid Raja and other heretics to abolish the 600 Koranic verses. You cannot find so called secular Muslims in Norway and Europe, being that there are no such Muslims. There are only Muslims and heretics. The heretics therefore have no influence on Islam and the righteous [orthodox] Muslims.”

Twisted view

“I believe that these claims are representative of Breivik’s twisted political views. He sees the world in black and white terms. That is not the case,” said Abid Raja to the VG.

“In his view, there are no moderate Muslims. He does not recognize our role as [cultural] bridge builders. I’m born here. I have not come to take over anything at all,” said Raja.

Breivik about the Knights Templar

“I am standing here today as a representative of the Norwegian and European anti-communist and anti-Islamist resistance movement, in short, the Norwegian and European Resistance Movement. I am also a representative of Knights Templar-network. When I speak, I speak in the name of many Scandinavians and Europeans who wish to keep our native rights and our cultural and territorial rights.”

Possible Fantasy

“Research has not shown that any of these organizations exist. I believe this is a fantasy,” said History Professor Øystein Sørensen. “It can be that he had loose contacts here and there, however, more than few contacts [with likeminded people] is not likely.  I am so certain that I am willing to bet a substantial amount of money on this.”

Brevik about immigration

“Ethnic Norwegians and Europeans have been gruesomely abused since the beginnings of mass-immigration in ‘60s and ‘70s. Ever since the Norwegian and European multiculturalists have allowed this [mass-immigration] more than 30 million Muslims have poured into Western Europe. More than 90 000 of my Norwegian sisters have been raped by Muslims in Norway since 1960. Many of these have been gang-raped or commited suicide as a result of these rapes. More than 300 000 Norwegian boys and girls, men and women have been phisicaly and mentally harassed and terrorized, abused and robbed by Muslims in Norway since the 1960.”

Not documented

If we look to the statistics the [Norwegian] Central Bureau of Statistics has recorded that the police has registered 14.879 rape cases between 1960 and 2010. From 1993 until 2010 on the average there are 628 rapes reported annually. The statistics do not show how many of these reports lead to persecution. Likewise, the statistics do not show the ethnic background of the victims.

Dutch MP Trial Set to Resume

November 12 2010

Three new judges have been appointed by an Amsterdam court for the trial of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders. Wilders faces charges of discrimination and inciting hatred against Muslims for his comments comparing the Quran to Mein Kampf, among others. The previous judges were dismissed last month after a series of irregularities caused officials to deem the trial biased. No date has been set for resuming court proceedings.

Dutch MP Faces Additional Charges During Trial for Inciting Hatred

October 12 2010

Anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders has been summoned for by a court in The Hague for charges of damaging the reputation of a local imam. Fawaz Jneid is claiming damages for the use of his image in Wilders’ 2008 anti-Islam film Fitna. Dutch law does not allow the use of pictures of individuals without their explicit consent. Jneid claims his portrait rights have been infringed, that Wilders broke the law, and that his good name has been damaged. He is seeking 55 000 euros in damages.

Meanwhile, Wilders’ court case for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims entered its second week. The public prosecution said that Wilders should be found not guilty of insulting Muslims and non-western immigrants as a group, reasoning that by likening the Quran to Mein Kampf, Wilders criticized Islam rather than Muslims.

Anti-Islam Dutch Politician Stands Trial

October 4 2010
The trial for controversial politician Geert Wilders began in Amsterdam on Monday. Wilders is accused of inciting hatred against Muslims, Moroccans and non-Western immigrants through a number of actions, including statements likening the Quran to Mein Kampf.
The opening days of the trial included controversy. Wilders’ lawyer challenged the legitimacy of the court after the judge questions the defendant’s decision to remain silent during the trial, saying “people say that you’re good at putting forward your opinion, but then avoiding debate about it. And it looks like you’re doing that again here”. A special panel called in to determine whether these comments showed sufficient bias to justify the appointment of new judges ruled that the trial will continue unchanged. The hearing continued Wednesday with a screening of Wilders’ anti-Islam film Fitna, released in 2008.
The trial comes as Wilders takes a crucial position in the newly formed national government. The minority government of Liberal VVD and Christian Democrats depends on the support of Wilders’ Freedom Party to attain a one seat majority. Ruling on the trial is expected on November 4, 2010.

Quran Burning Advocate, Geert Wilders, Europe’s Anti-Islamist Heads to Ground Zero

On September 11, Geert Wilders, the contentious Dutch politician who likened the Koran to Mein Kampf, spoke in New York on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He delivered a message, forewarning about the dangers of Islam and the building of a “ground-zero mega-mosque.”

Under the threat of death from radical Islamists, Geert, stated; “We who have come to speak today, object to this mosque project because its promoter and his wealthy sponsors have never suggested building a center to promote tolerance and interfaith understanding where it is really needed: In Mecca – a town where non-Muslims are not even allowed to enter, let alone build churches, synagogues, temples or community centers. So why should we do that?”

Fitna put on par with Mein Kampf in textbook

The Dutch right-wing Freedom Party is furious that a primary school textbook has compared Geert Wilders’ short film Fitna with Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf. The textbook, which will be distributed to some 2,000 primary schools, cites both Fitna and Mein Kampf as examples of “one-sided thinking.” The Freedom Party called the comparison a disgrace, and demanded that the authors recall the textbooks. The authors – The Day of Respect Foundation – said they have no plans of canceling distribution of the textbook, although they expressed some concern about the phrasing of the passage in question.

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A Career Build on Controversy: How ‘Fitna’ Catapulted Wilders into the Limelight

Fitna, the short film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, may have thrust its creator into the international limelight even before its release, but in the Netherlands, Wilders has long built up a reputation for being a controversial and outspoken member of parliament. Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-immigration PVV party, has compared the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, has claimed his country is flooded by a tsunami of Muslims and has proposed ‘sending them back where they came from’ if Muslim immigrants are unwilling to denounce their religion. By creating Fitna, Wilders has reached another milestone on his crusade against what he calls ‘the Islamisation of the Netherlands’. His remarks have earned him both death threats and a growing electoral base. Emilie van Outeren and Derk Stokmans report.