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John Donne: "Cuando un grupo fundamentalista caucásico (extremismo cristiano de derechas) comete una atrocidad desaparece la palabra terrorismo, la teoría del Madman empieza a circular en los emporios noticiosos, es decir, se trataría del ataque de un loco solitario, una excepción al sistema democrático; cuando un fundamentalista musulmán comete una atrocidad, es un ataque terrorista, todo el mundo musulmán es culpable y la multiculturalidad es puesta nuevamente a debate. Si esto no es racismo, díganme qué lo es."
William Blake: "Algunos informes de Democracy Now sugieren dos cosas interesantes:
1) Que las principales centrales de noticias norteamericanas cambiaron su atención, de masiva a inexistente, sobre los ataques a Oslo, Norway, cuando se pasó de especular sobre el rol de Al-Qaeda hasta que se comprobó que los ataques habían sido cometidos por un extremista caucásico. Esto último es valioso realmente porque demuestra que lo venden las centrales de noticias son meras especulaciones, invenciones, ficción, pero cuando se trata de hablar sobre hechos, el interés se evapora.
2) Que las websites más recalcitrantes de la extrema derecha anti islámica (muchas de ellas con origen en EE.UU.) han sido la fuente de inspiración del perpetrador caucásico. Es decir, el terrorismo que combaten estas websites alimenta e inspira al terrorismo, esta vez occidental.
El racismo en las noticias:
Terror Strikes Norway
We don’t know if al Qaeda was directly responsible for today’s events, but in all likelihood the attack was launched by part of the jihadist hydra. Prominent jihadists have already claimed online that the attack is payback for Norway’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan.
Al Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups do not give up on targets easily. From the World Trade Center to U.S. warships, the terrorists have repeatedly sought to avenge failed attacks. The bombings in Oslo today might very well be another example of this obstinacy.
The Washington Post: Right turn (Jennifer Rubin)
Moreover, there is a specific jihadist connection here: “Just nine days ago, Norwegian authorities filed charges against Mullah Krekar, an infamous al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist who, with help from Osama bin Laden, founded Ansar al Islam – a branch of al Qaeda in northern Iraq – in late 2001.”
This is a sobering reminder for those who think it’s too expensive to wage a war against jihadists. I spoke to Gary Schmitt of the American Enterprise Institute, who has been critical of proposed cuts in defense and of President Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan. “There has been a lot of talk over the past few months on how we’ve got al-Qaeda on the run and, compared with what it once was, it’s become a rump organization. But as the attack in Oslo reminds us, there are plenty of al-Qaeda allies still operating. No doubt cutting the head off a snake is important; the problem is, we’re dealing with global nest of snakes.”
Media Rushed To Suggest Radical Muslims Might Have Been To Blame For Norway Terrorism
Before there was any evidence of who was responsible for the terrorist bombing and shooting in Norway, mainstream media outlets rushed to finger Muslims and Muslim groups as potential perpetrators and listed grievances that radical Muslims had against the country. Norwegian officials have since said that a non-Muslim was responsible for the terrorist acts.
Right-Wing Media Figures Instantly Pinned Blame For Norway Attacks On Muslims
Right-Wing Media Immediately Blamed Muslims For Norway Attacks. With no evidence, the conservative media blamed the attacks on radical Islam. Those who participated in the rush to judgment included Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post, CNN contributor Erick Erickson, and Andrew Breitbart's BigPeace.com. The Breitbart website surmised that the attacks could have meant that Norway's "big Muslim problem" had "just blown up in its face." Erickson wrote via Twitter: "Terrorist bombing in Oslo. I bet you it was not Lutherans who did it." Pamela Geller posted a headline on her blog asking if there was "Jihad in Norway." [Media Matters 7/24/11, Atlas Shrugs, 7/22/11]
But Mainstream Media Also Rushed To Suggest That Norway Terrorist Was Muslim
CNN's Cruickshank Reported That "Norway Has Been In Al Qaeda's Crosshairs," Ignoring Other Explanations For Attack. From the July 22 edition of CNN Newsroom:
BALDWIN: Our terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank is standing. He joins me from London. And, Paul, I just want to hit you right up with this. Why Norway? Why would terrorists target the Scandinavian country?
PAUL CRUICKSHANK, CNN TERRORISM ANALYST: Well, actually, Norway has been in al Qaeda's crosshairs for quite some time.
In 2003, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the now leader of al Qaeda, issued a threat against Norway, singled Norway out. Norway is in Afghanistan, it's part of NATO. But also last year a newspaper in Norway published controversial images of the Prophet Mohammed, republished those images which had been originally published in a Danish newspaper some years back. So many reasons why a group like al Qaeda or another jihadist group may want to come after a country like Norway, Brooke.
CRUICKSHANK: I think we're talking about a relatively high level of sophistication here. The carnage recalls the scenes in 1998 of the U.S. African embassies that were targeted by al Qaeda. This was a huge bomb that was exploded today. It seems to have killed, unfortunately, a significant amount of people.
Also, coordinated attacks it seems today where they may have been trying to take out some of the political leadership of Norway as well. So it bears all the hallmarks of the al Qaeda terrorist organization at the moment. But we don't know at this point who was responsible, Brooke.
BALDWIN: You know, after Osama bin Laden's death, there were Islamic extremists who came forward and said there will be retaliation, there will be revenge, we will be coming back. Might this be a manifestation of that threat?
CRUICKSHANK: It's possibly that this is in some way related to that. And in Norway, in recent months, there's been increased terrorist threat activity chatter that Norwegian counterterrorism services have been monitoring. [CNN, CNN Newsroom, 7/22/11]
CNN's Elbagir: "Many Of Those On The Extremist Fringes" Believe Attack Was Revenge For Bin Laden's Death. From the July 22 edition of CNN Newsroom:
KAYE: And any claims yet of responsibility in terms of the bombing?
ELBAGIR: We haven't had any serious claims, but what we are seeing on a lot of the pro-jihad forums is a lot of celebration, a lot of jubilation. They said that the mujahedeen, the Islamic extremists promised revenge after Osama bin Laden's death and many of those on the extremist fringes of the Islamic movement believe that this now that revenge. In fact, one just posted that Europe, there is more coming. Many in the intelligence community that I've been speaking to say that their concern is that if it is an Islamic extremist group that has carried out the attack -- that this was done because they believe that Norway was a soft target. You've had several al Qaeda franchises, like al Qaeda in Yemen attempting to hit out Europe and the United States. And they believe that they might have tried to hit Norway because they did not think that their security was really as strong as it could have been. [CNN, CNN Newsroom, 7/22/11]
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Edward Said On 'Orientalism'
A partir de 7:53 se puede apreciar cómo la prensa norteamericana manipuló la información para crear la impresión de que sólo los musulmanes podrían atentar contra los EE.UU. (Oklajoma). Los comentarios de Said al respecto son realmente muy valiosos.
Oslo Bombing & Youth Labour Party Mass Massacre - Why Was Norway Targeted?
¿Una historia repetida? En este momento se ha detenido al sospechoso de los atentados. Un hombre nórdico. Pero horas antes la prensa mundial ya había culpado a los musulmanes, e incluso los noruegos, luego del ataque, manipulados por estas informaciones tendenciosas, habían empezado a hostilizar a la población inmigrante de rasgos no occidentales:
A lot of people with foreign appearance are reportedly being harassed in Oslo. Some people, no hopers.
Informe del ataque por la BBC: la conexión jihadista clave en el atentado en Oslo
Uno de los primeros informes de Aljazeera originado desde la central en Londres involucraba a los terroristas islámicos.
En el actual resumen de noticias, como lo pueden apreciar, esta parte de la noticia ha sido totalmente eliminada.