I haven’t said anything about the bombing and shootings in Norway because I was waiting for more information. Turns out others should have taken the same precaution.
CNN reports that the primary suspect is a right-wing Christian fundamentalist Norwegian whackjob named Anders Behring Breivik, who looks like someone you’d expect to find wearing a knit cap and reindeer sweater and teaching Nordic outdoor sports to tourists at some expensive Scandinavian resort. The alleged perp appears to have been striking a blow against Marxism and multiculturalism.
Now, it goes without saying that as soon as news of the tragedy was on the Web, the knee-jerk reaction from the Right was to pin the blame on radical jihadists and the liberals who allegedly love them. The Washington Post‘s ongoing embarrassment Jennifer Rubin issued a broadside against jihadists and everyone in Washington who has ever supported cuts in the Defense budget. As of this writing Rubin has not re-visted the issue. No corrections, no updates, no apologies.
But you’ve got to read Little Lulu’s post, which declares that the jihadists responsible for the bombings were protesting the deportation of an Islamic cleric named Mullah Krekar. Even after the identity of the suspect was made public, Malkin does her best to insinuate that he was pro-Islamist, when in fact Breivik is an outspoken anti-Islamist associated with anti-immigration factions in Norway.
Like Rubin, Malkin has dropped the Norwegian atrocity as an item of interest and gone on to blog about how President Obama is responsible for the failure to reach an agreement over the debt crisis.