‘Counter-jihadism’ and terrorist violence

In the wake of the attacks, Fjordman, Geller, and other prominent counter-jihadists have condemned Breivik’s actions and argued that they have never condoned violence. However, their dystopian fantasy world – in which the white Christian martyrs of Eurabia are constantly subjected to rape and murder at the hands of bloodthirsty Muslims – clearly provided what former CIA officer Marc Sageman has described in The New York Times as “the infrastructure from which Breivik emerged”.

Øyvind Strømmen analyses Anders Breivik’s roots in the “counter-jihad” movement.

Foreign Affairs, 27 July 2011