There has been considerable commentary over the possibility that the terrorism in Norway will trigger a reaction against “conservative” websites and will stifle legitimate debate over immigration and asylum policies.  If one reads the European media, it is clear that there is considerable debate over the recent wave of new arrivals with those on the political left urging a wealthy continent to take in immigrants on humanitarian grounds while those on the right are pointing to social disruption, soaring crime, and loss of national identity.  In the United States, most Americans want all illegal immigrants to be removed and the country’s borders controlled, but apart from that there is little discussion as both the media and the two major political parties are essentially pro-immigration.  Hispanic immigrants, which make up the vast majority of the illegals, are culturally closer to the indigenous population than the immigrants that are flooding Europe in any event and the United States does have a tradition of assimilation lacking in the Old World, so the discussion itself would be quite different if it were allowed to take place.

But the immigration angle is only part of the story. Many of the websites involved in the tragedy in Norway are not conservative at all but rather neoconservative and the only immigration they oppose is immigration by Muslims.  Some leading American neoconservatives cited by mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in his rambling commentary are David Horowitz, Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, and Pamela Geller, all of whom have been leaders in the incitement against Islam and each of whom is, not coincidentally, a vocal advocate for Israel and its policies.  They are the alligators in the swamp that they have created and are now frantically engaged in distancing themselves from their words and deeds.  But sometimes the truth will out.

Are the neoconservatives responsible for the atrocity in Norway?  No, but nor are they free of any involvement as they have done so much to stoke the fire of Islamophobia, giving it credibility and broadcasting it to a worldwide audience.

Pamela Geller posted her own approving comment followed by a rambling message from a Norwegian admirer back in 2007.  Could it have been Breivik?  Possibly.  He speaks of stockpiling weapons and violence.  Did Geller alert the Norwegian authorities?  No, but she did make sure the Norwegian’s message was read by her thousands of supporters.  Geller has now removed the posting from her website but it can still be found through Google.

“I am running an email I received from an Atlas reader in Norway. It is devastating in its matter-of-factness:

‘Well, yes, the situation is worsening. Stepping up from 29 000 immigrants every year, in 2007 we will be getting a total of 35 000 immigrants from Somalia, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. The nation’s capital is already 50% Muslim, and they ALL go there after entering Norway. Adding the 1.2 births per woman per year from Muslim women, there will be 300 000+ Muslims out of the then 480,000 inhabitants of that city.

‘Orders from Libya and Iran say that Oslo will be known as Medina at the latest in 2010, although I consider this a PR-stunt nevertheless it is their plan.

‘From Israel the hordes clawing at the walls of Jerusalem proclaim cheerfully that next year there will be no more Israel, and I know Israel shrugs this off as do I, and will mount a strike during the summer against all of its enemies in the Middle East. This will make the Muslims worldwide go into a frenzy, attacking everyone around them.

‘We are stockpiling and caching weapons, ammunition and equipment. This is going to happen fast…

Oslo and the southeast may fall easily, but there are other lines than “state” borders drawn across this country since long before there was even a single Muslim in the world, and we have held them this long, against everyone else too. We are entering a new golden age for my people, and those of a handful other countries, but only through struggle.

‘Never fear, Pamela. God is with you too in this coming time.’”