Friday, July 22, 2011

Irony, You Say?

Half a day late, but still worth a look, from Zombie of The PJ Tatler:
Left-leaning Wonkette cites the blond Utoya Island shooter as reason enough to start mocking “wingnuts” for falsely speculating about an Islamic connection:
U.S. Wingnuts Ready To Pretend-Attack Norway Bombers/Shooters

Nobody knows what’s really going on in Oslo or at the holiday camp island in Norway where a bombing and a shooting have left many people dead, but it’s always safe for American Idiots on the Internet to jump in with a suspect (“Muslims”) and a verdict (“guilty”) and a list of co-conspirators (“Obama and the liberals”) and a punishment (“kill ‘em all”). No matter that a tall blond man of “Norwegian appearance” and wearing a police uniform is described as the shooter on Norway’s Utoya Island — thee muslins are increasingly able to appear as whatever people or things they want to appear as….
Elsewhere, for reasons I seriously can’t figure, this Tatler post, despite being nothing more than a round-up of links to other sites, is now the #4 link on the top Memeorandum thread. Not that I’m complaining, but shouldn’t the top links be reserved for sites that have first-hand information?

If this terror attack does turn out to have a confirmed Islamic connection, this detail may be in the running for an Irony of the Year award:

The Utoya victims had attended a political workshop on how to combat “xenophobia” and “Islamophobia” in Norway:

- To constantly be suspicion and rejection of a society does something to you, told Dagbladet’s Marte Michelet debate editor of a political workshop at Utøya.

Michelet opened to a packed hall on integration and immigration policy. She used her own laws as an example of how it is to be an asylum seeker to come to a new country. She expressed concern about the increasingly living pure Islamophobia that will dominate the public immigration debate.

- Previously, the majority agreed with the AUF. Majority community must adapt so that minorities feel welcome. Today it is becoming more acceptable to blame the immigrants and argue that any lack of integration is their own fault.

In her introduction she also warned against the blåbrune right parties that have gained considerable influence in European politics.

- After the Berlin Wall’s fall was Islamophobia the dominant form of European racism. The more unacceptable form of general racism, was linked to the Muslims. “They can not integrate. They lack manners. They’ll just exploit our welfare system. They are potential terrorists. ” All of this is found in the online debates in all matters relating to integration and immigration, she said.

Utøya Labour Youth summer camp
The participants had also attended lectures encouraging them to be more pro-Palestine/pro-Hamas and more anti-Israel.
Posted at 10:56 am on July 22nd, 2011 by
No, wait, here's the irony, the guy agrees w/ Zombie about that Muzzie-lovin': It'll kill you.


Glennis said...

We lived in Oslo for 3 months back in the early 90s. It's so sad to contemplate the destruction.

And it's also so sad to think that so many promising young people were gunned down on that island. Horrible that the death toll is so high.

Substance McGravitas said...

There is a Muslim connection: the killer is anti-Muslim. Wait until uncle Muslim gets going.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

This will not slow down the racist knuckledraggers one iota.

Facts? They don't need no facts.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yeha, thundra, the "leftis muzzie-loving plant" meme is already in motion.

Next up; "If the islamists hadn't taken over Oslo, this patriot wouldn't have been forced to take patriotic action"