Hate-Monger Fjordman Back to Writing After Breivik Furor Declines

The eternal darkness of the bigot mind (or, Robert Spencer as the Walrus)

“Fjordman” (real name: Peder Are Nøstvold Jensen), the inspiration for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and a tribal supremacist hatemonger exposed here at LGF in 2006 and 2007, is back to penning anti-Muslim Jeremiads regarding all things non-white and “non-traditional” in Europe.

The thing about evil is that evil people rarely look in the mirror, and never consider themselves evil. Most evil people think they are doing the right thing, and the twisted rationalizations they use to reach that conclusion are ugly works indeed.

That’s why Fjordman’s diatribes extend so long. There’s no logical path to get from his point A to his point Z without a ton of long winded obscurantism to disguise the paranoid phantasms that drive his sick mind to conclusions and delusions at odds with reality.

Three months after Anders Behring Breivik unleashed a horror upon Norway in the name of anti-Muslim rage, killing 77 people in an attack intended to draw attention to the threat of Islam, the blogger-muse he regarded as Europe’s “most talented right wing essay[ist]” has re-emerged from a self-imposed hiatus.

On Monday, the American website Gates of Vienna, under the boastful headline, “Fjordman Lives On,” touted a Norwegian newspaper’s publication of the blogger’s latest work, which attacks the media in Europe for its alleged complicity in allowing Islam to spread unchecked. In a brief introduction, Fjordman wrote that Breivik’s terrorism will not dissuade him from attacking Islam.

“After the terrorist attacks of July 22nd I was exhausted,” he wrote. “I seriously contemplated giving up my career as a writer. However, after the situation has calmed down a bit and I could think things through, I have decided to continue with undiminished force. Right from the beginning I have been saying that terrorists, whether they come in the shape of Islamic Jihadists or Anders Behring Breivik, should not be allowed to decide what a free society can or cannot discuss, and I meant that.”

Inspired in part by Fjordman, Breivik predicted the onset of a war that would kill or injure more than a million people as he and his small group of warriors seized “political and military control of Western European countries and implement[ed] a cultural conservative political agenda.” In preparation for this conflict, the manuscript laid out plans for the formation of a Christian army, known as the Knights Templar, to wage “guerrilla warfare against the Multiculturalist Alliance through a constant campaign of shock attacks.”

Fjordman wasn’t the only one to influence Breivik. Also cited in Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto were Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, co-founders of the group Stop Islamization of America. In the aftermath of the massacre, Spencer, who Breivik quoted extensively, denied any responsibility for the murders. “If I was indeed an inspiration for his work, I feel the way the Beatles must have felt when they learned that Charles Manson had committed murder after being inspired by messages he thought he heard in their song lyrics.”

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