The myth of right-wing terrorism
Quadrant Online notes: “The campaign by the left to depict Anders Behring Breivik … as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist is intensifying and becoming increasingly successful.”
Merv Bendle writes:
Obviously, the primary aim of this campaign is to damn an entire pantheon of right-wing, conservative, moderate liberal, and Christian people and their ideas and values by associating them with Breivik. This has provoked rigorous and energetic rebuttals from some of these targets, such as Windschuttle, and Andrew Bolt. It has also drawn the editorial attention of The Weekend Australian (30/7). Nevertheless, very great damage has been done, and the idea that Breivik is a representative right-wing Christian fundamentalist has now become firmly embedded in the collective consciousness…
However, the campaign has another aim, and this is to promote the idea that Europe and the US, and even Australia, are now facing the threat of ‘right-wing terrorism’, possibly even on the scale of the terrorist war against the West being waged by al Qaeda. If this idea were to take hold it would deflect media and public attention away from al Qaeda and its affiliates, divert considerable resources from the war on terror, and provide a significant propaganda victory for global Islamism at a time when it is gearing up to hijack the ‘Arab Spring’ movements for democracy in North Africa and the Middle-East in order to impose Taliban-style Islamist theocracies as the basis for a pan-Islamic Caliphate.