When Islamists commit atrocities, leftists never blame all Muslims, yet all those opposed to Third World immigration are blamed for the Anders Breivik massacre, Andrew Brons MEP has said.
In a statement issued on a debate held today in the European Parliament (to which only party leaders could speak), Mr Brons said that “when a Muslim commits a terrorist outrage, expressly in support of Islam, commentators from the establishment political parties and media are always at pains to stress that he was not really acting on behalf of Islam and that blame could certainly not be extended to other Muslims. It is self-evidently true that Muslims generally cannot be blamed for a terrorist act that they have never supported, in word or deed.
“When the IRA was committing terrorist outrages in support of a united Ireland, nobody suggested that the Social Democratic and Labour Party shared guilt for the outrage, simply because they also supported the objective of a united Ireland.
“However, during the debate, preceding the one minute’s silence in respect for the victims of the Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Breivik, several party leaders tried to make political capital from the killings. In so doing, they demonstrated, not respect, but complete disrespect, for the victims of the outrage.
“The leaders of the Social Democrats (Martin Schultz), Liberals (Guy Verhofstadt) and the Greens (Daniel Cohn-Bendit) were particularly defamatory of all opponents of immigration and/or multi-racialism and all critics of Islam.
“Indeed, Cohn-Bendit tried to allege that Jean-Marie le Pen had made a speech that was sympathetic towards Breivik. Of course, Mr Le Pen had done no such thing; he had simply criticised the Norwegian police for failing to take security measures to protect Norwegian citizens.
“Even the MEP representing the party founded by anti-Catholic bigots, the Democratic Unionist Party, mentioned her distaste for the so-called ‘Far Right’.
“Saying that all opponents of immigration, multi-racialism and Islam, in some way, share culpability for the crimes of Breivik is the exact equivalent of blaming all Muslims for a terrorist outrage committed by a deranged group of Muslims.
“Multi-racialist bigots in the European Parliament have never attacked Sinn Fein MEP, Bairbre le Brun for her party’s erstwhile support for its terrorist wing, the IRA. However, they feel that they can attack Nationalists who have always attacked acts of terrorism, regardless of the claimed cause or objective of the terrorist.
“People committing terrorist acts such as those of Breivik must, of course, be condemned whatever their cause might be. However, it is worth noting that Beivik is not the racially-motivated, ‘Far Right’ Nationalist that he is depicted to be. He is opposed to Muslim immigration but not (it would seem) other immigration.
“Furthermore, he is a vociferous supporter of Israel and Zionism. In contrast, the Norwegian Social Democratic Party has expressed support for the Palestinian cause. It has been suggested that his attacks on the office of the (Social Democratic) Prime Minister and on youthful members of that party might have motivated by his love for Israel and his dislike of Palestinians,” Mr Brons said.