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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
WND Now Thinks Breivik Is A Nazi
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily is still trying to distance itself from accused Norway shooter/bomber Anders Behring Breivik. A July 25 article by the dubious F. Michael Maloof declares that "WND already has reported that the suspect made it clear his perception of himself as a 'Christian' does not comport with orthodox Christianity" as if that was true.

Maloof then took it further, citing unnamed "security officials" as claiming that "Breivik's manifesto resembles one by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, although from a Christian rather than a Muslim standpoint." But if Breivik isn't a real question, doesn't that analogy mean that bin Laden isn't a real Muslim -- and, thus, attempts by WND and its fellow right-wingers to portray bin Laden as emblematic of mainstream Islam are false and dishonest? Maloof doesn't seem interested in exploring that.

Instead, Maloof portrays Breivik as a symptom of a neo-Nazi revivial, going on to note that "German investigators estimate that neo-Nazi households are raising several thousand children to become familiar with weapons, Nazi cult objects, songs of the Hitler Youth and Waffen-SS, and the worshiping of major figures from the Third Reich."

Maloof thus manages to undermine another right-wing talking point, that Nazism is left-wing, not right-wing. Oops!

Meanwhile, Mychal Massie used his July 25 column to rant about Muslim terrorism and "systemic animalism that is endemic to Islam" and how "we must take them as serious threats that warrant thorough watching and investigation" -- even as he conceded that Breivik isn't a Muslim.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:27 PM EDT

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