Geller Getting Close To The Line

One of the reasons I've argued that the Shariah-panic crowd is not responsible for the massacre in Norway is that, despite their vitriol, their justifications largely center on arguments for curtailing Muslim rights, not for slaughtering people wholesale. That's noxious, but it's very different from religious extremists concocting religious justifications for terrorism, or even anti-choice radicals in the United States who try to frame the killing of abortion doctors as justifiable homicide.

Pamela Geller, however, has responded to the Oslo attacks by skirting dangerously closed to justifying violence by attacking the victims. Her recent posts contain the obligatory disclaimers regarding violence, but given her other statements these have all the force of the phrase "I'm not a racist but..."

The day of the Norway shooting, I was blindsided by one of the survivor's statements to the press immediately after the shooting (see above). It was so outside the box, I thought it was the kneejerk response of an anti-semite in shock. I didn't blog on it because I thought it anecdotal, badly anecdotal. But the more that is revealed about that youth indoctrination center, the more grotesque the whole story becomes. Of course, the genocidal leftists will twist what I write here; I am not condoning the slaughter in Norway or anywhere. I abhor violence (except in regard to self defense). But the jihad-loving media never told us what antisemitic war games they were playing on that island. Utoya Island is a Communist/Socialist campground, and they clearly had a pro-Islamic agenda.

Only the malevolent media could use the euphemism summer camp and get away with it.

The slaughter was horrific. What these kids were being taught and instructed to do was a different kind of grotesque. There is no justification for Breivik's actions whatsoever. There is also no justification for Norway's antisemitism and demonization of Israel.

See the moral equivalence there? To Geller, protesting Israel is roughly equivalent to gunning someone down in a fit of Islamophobic rage. "Breivik was targeting the future leaders of the party responsible for flooding Norway with Muslims who refuse to assimilate, who commit major violence against Norwegian natives, including violent gang rapes, with impunity, and who live on the dole ... all done without the consent of the Norwegians," Geller writes. But she's not saying they had it coming.

Lee Fang notes that Geller subtitled a picture of the camp's attendees, a scarce few of whom aren't white, with the description that "note the faces which are more Middle Eastern and mixed than pure Norwegian," which I'm sure sounds just as creepy in the original German. Geller has already removed that part of her post, just as she excised the relevant portion of an e-mail from a Norwegian reader she posted in 2007 who assured her that "We are stockpiling and caching weapons, ammunition and equipment. This is going to happen fast." As Charles Johnson notes, Geller described the e-mail as "devastating in its matter-of-factness."

I'm sure that even without the caption, Geller's readers will get her meaning, at least as if they're as easily provoked to rage by the sight of a brown face as she is.

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