Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto


by Sunny Hundal    
9:30 am - July 25th 2011

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As we reported yesterday, the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik published a 1,500 page manifesto online that warned of “Islamic colonisation” of Western Europe.

He introduced the manifesto by writing that it “presents advanced ideological, practical, tactical, organisational and rhetorical solutions and strategies for all patriotic-minded individuals/movements”.

The manifesto also has this quote on Page 361:

Our culture is now deep into uncharted territory. Generations of family disintegration in turn are unravelling the fundamentals of civilised human behaviour. Committed fathers are crucial to their children’s emotional development. As a result of the incalculable irresponsibility of our elites, however, fathers have been seen for the past three decades as expendable and disposable. Lone parenthood stopped being a source of shame and turned instead into a woman’s inalienable right.

The state has provided more and more inducements to women – through child benefit, council flats and other welfare provision – to have children without committed fathers. This has produced generations of women-only households, where emotionally needy girls so often become hopelessly inadequate mothers who abuse and neglect their own children – who, in turn, perpetuate the destructive pattern. This is culturally nothing less than suicidal.

The above quote is not Breivik, but rather the Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips.

After the quote, he adds:

I sometimes wonder whether the modern West, and Western Europe in particular, should be dubbed the Fatherless Civilisation. Fathers have been turned into a caricature and there is a striking demonisation of traditional male values. Any person attempting to enforce rules and authority, a traditional male preserve, is seen as a Fascist and ridiculed, starting with God the Father. We end up with a society of vague fathers who can be replaced at the whim of the mothers at any given moment. Even the mothers have largely abdicated, leaving the upbringing of children to schools, kindergartens and television. In fashion and lifestyle, mothers imitate their daughters, not vice versa.

Another article by Melanie Phillips in the Daily Mail on immigration (safe link) is quoted in its entirety in the manifesto.

But there is no suggestion that his actions were inspired by Melanie Phillips, nor am I making that claim.

Breivik also quoted an article by presenter Jeremy Clarkson on the flag of St George, which says: “This is the only country in the world where the national flag is deemed offensive.”

Breivik is due to make his appearance in court today, where he is expected to plead not-guilty and ‘explain’ his actions.

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Just give them a few days and the press will bury this with stories about his violent video game habits (Bio-Shock 2) and digusting TV viewing (Dexter). The press will have a field day when they find out he is also a big fan of The Human Catapillar 2.

2. orangebook libdem

Melanie Phillips is the embodiment of the sentiment about the banality of evil.

Your obsession with not upping the DM website’s traffic comes across as quite petulent and small minded though Sunny.

dammit, I mean centipede, though catapillar would of made it a better film.

“But there is no suggestion that his actions were inspired by Melanie Phillips, nor am I making that claim.”

That’s an odd thing to put in an article headlining a mass murderer as quoting Melanie Phillips. If your point was not to imply that he was inspired by her in some way, what was the actual point the article was making? It’s like saying, “mass murderer wore Marks And Sparks underpants”. Yes? And? Your point is what exactly?

Breivik has quoted many famous or internet-famous right wing writers, in much the same way as the Red Brigades quoted lots of left wing writers, Islamists quote Islamic sources, and so on. There is obviously going to be much hay made with this that the sources are in some way responsible for inspiring his actions. Fair dos, after all the anti-islamics have been saying that Islam does that for years in a very blame-the-sources kind of a way. So, sauce for the gander and all that.

But it seems very odd to clearly imply that, then state that you aren’t implying that. Is that sentence just a “please don’t sue me” disclaimer, or what?

Is that surprising.
I would also expect him to a fan of Nick Cohen, Martin Bright, harrys place and Standpoint magazine, and other assorted rightist hate merchants.
Saying that, it not the fault of those individuals, they have the right to say what they like , as long as they don’t stop others.
Madmen will take any comment to justify their own for their own warped view of the world.

@Ian B

The article suggests they’re both as delusional as each other, but clarifies Melanie’s article didn’t actually inspire him to go out and kill a bunch of people.

Could have saved yourself 5 mins of typing there if you’d just thought about it.

But there is no suggestion that his actions were inspired by Melanie Phillips, nor am I making that claim.

Yes you are, this manna from heaven for liberals. Tyeing every Tory/conservative in to this mans mindset.If i have to hear another liberal mention i don’t blame philips/cohen/ for this act BUT!!!
Like Spiked said this is the liberals elitists 9/11

@chris

Five minutes? Sorry, I type with more than one finger.

Anyway, you don’t really believe what you just typed did you? As I said, it’s quite understandable that the left wing are going to grab this opportunity for a bit of shock doctrine style hijinks with both hands. But do try and be honest about it, please.

Ian B:

Have you heard the expression ‘I hate it when idiots agree with me’?

The target of this article is not Breivik by contagion from Phillips; it’s Phillips, by contagion from Breivik. Sunny’s point seems to be that Phillips is more of a nut-job than most people think, hey look she agrees with this psycho over here…

It’s not the most subtle of political strategies but it goes back to Demosthenes, if not earlier. And in this case, probably has some merit; if you look at the company this observation places Phillips in, you see the US neo-cons, the Teabaggers, and Ayn sodding Rand. From the pov of the UK Overton window, that places Phillips in the extreme-wingnut category.

Give the right wing 50 years they will be all telling us this man was actually left-wing.

Anyway LC this is too complicated, you know, blaming the bile spewed by newspapers as an influence on a mans actions, cant we just blame it on COD4:MW2, Tupac and Childs Play 3, cause you know who is behind all of these, its those scary dammed liberals.

@John Q Publican

Hmm. The problem is that the extremity of an action is not indicative of the validity of its justifying ideology, so if that is meant to be the point it is a pretty stupid point. Islamism does not invalidate Islam. The IRA did not invalidate the Irish Nationalist cause. If some lunatic blew up a bomb in London inspired by a desire to stop the Conservatives, it would invalidate anti-Conservatism itself. If he stood in court and said, “I let off the bomb to fight for Socialism”, that would not mean socialism was invalid, and would just leave a zillion socialists sitting there going, “oh christ, this is the last thing we needed”. Would it not?

People have committed atrocities in the name of every ideology under the sun. If atrocities render those ideologies unacceptable, there would be nothing left. The sufragettes planted bombs to fight for womens rights. We wouldn’t have got very far if that had been proof that believing in womens rights was wrong, would we?

But there is no suggestion that his actions were inspired by Melanie Phillips, nor am I making that claim.

What are you saying, then? It isn’t clear to me.

13. flyingrodent

It’s a legitimate point to make – that sections of the UK press have long since gone so far to the right that some of their pronouncements are indistinguishable from those of the most extreme European race-hate groups.

I don’t suggest that Melanie Phillips bears responsibility for these atrocities. On the other hand, maybe now would be a good time for all those thousands upon thousands of Eurabia mentalists to put down their Mark Steyn books and take a bloody good look at themselves.

Yes you are, this manna from heaven for liberals. Tyeing every Tory/conservative in to this mans mindset.If i have to hear another liberal mention i don’t blame philips/cohen/ for this act BUT!!!
Like Spiked said this is the liberals elitists 9/

Ian did make the remark that many of you rightists including Cohen and phillips have blamed leftist writers for 9/11 and 7/11.
Also meathead I bet you have done the same.
Just reverse roles what would you or the rightist spiked be saying if a leftist had run amok in a tory youth conferance and had left quotes from say Milne or Sunny.
Also I have the horrible feeling that a part of you sympathises with this guy’s actions. Another 90 pesky lefties out of the way.

And in this case, probably has some merit; if you look at the company this observation places Phillips in, you see the US neo-cons, the Teabaggers, and Ayn sodding Rand. From the pov of the UK Overton window, that places Phillips in the extreme-wingnut category.
Isn’t she ? She has some very strange views on science.

16. Wibble Wibble

yeah, lots of people cite God when they do stupid things

what you gonna do about it?

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has confirmed it will wait another 24 hours before announcing reluctantly that this is all the sad but inevitable result of multiculturalism.

Cant beat a bit of the Daily Mash

By the Daily Mail’s own logic they are now part of a network of extremists that nurtured a culture of hatred that has resulted in terrorism. Does the paper now need to be forced to integrate with mainstream values of tolerance and difference?

For gutmann
No i leave the moral equivalences and ‘what-about’ mantras to leftist piss artists like you. Just admit it this was the biggest erection for the lib/left for a long time.

You could bore someone to death with milne and sunnys works not inspire anyone to mass murder.

No i leave the moral equivalences and ‘what-about’ mantras to leftist piss artists like you. Just admit it this was the biggest erection for the lib/left for a long time.

You could bore someone to death with milne and sunnys works not inspire anyone to mass murder.
Meathead
The same hate and frustration the Norwegian guy felt. Also interesting with your sexual reference. Deep repressed sexual tension, a desire to get rid of anyone who disagrees with your view of the world.
I would not let you near a gun locker

21. LibDemRich

He also cited the Guardian 60 odd times. It means nothing really.

“He also cited the Guardian 60 odd times.”
Who in the Guardian did he cite ?

23. Dan Factor

“But there is no suggestion that his actions were inspired by Melanie Phillips, nor am I making that claim.”

No because then you would be giving Mad Mel more power than she actually has or deserves!

Nice to see the courts giving this man ‘time to explain his actions’, however if he were the Islamist nutter all our media desperately wanted him to he I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be given a chance to do so and our dear leaders would be informing us that he did what he did because “he hated our freedoms”. Best not to give this fascist fuck any more platforms to spew his hatred, imo.

There is a price to be paid for whipping up fear, hatred and paranoia. I think its fair enough to point this out. Its interesting that conservatives are mainly annoyed because its possible that fear, hatred and paranoia may not now be regarded with the same kind of indulgence it, very curiously, has been for the last couple of years.

The claim about there being 60-odd citations of the Guardian newspaper is false, so we’d do well to stamp on it hard.

The word “guardian” appears 60-odd times in the document, it is true. But most of these references comes when he sets out his twisted ideas about “guardian parents” and have nothing to do with tehgrauniad.

The newspaper is cited a few times, sometimes for news reports, once I spotted for an essay it published by Osama Saeed from the MAB. But not much more than that.

Don’t let the focus on Melanie Phillips crowd out his other interests. He also cites approvingly from Daniel Hannan MEP, Roger Scruton, Mark Steyn, Anthony Browne, Theodore Dalrymple, Jeremy Clarkson, Andrew Bostom, Keith Windschuttle, Ted Hughes (!), Richard North and Christopher Booker, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Scott Burgess (remember him?), Bruce Bawer (who writes for Standpoint magazine), Daniel Pipes and John Laughland.

And Michael Gove even gets a brief mention, too.

He didn’t cite the Guardian 60 times. This was lazy work by the Maily Telegraph – he used the word “guardian” 60 times.

Melanie Phillips may or may not have influenced Breivik. But I couldn’t help but remember the case of Byron Williams – this post has details:

http://zelo.tv/pWpebF

Williams was influenced by the likes of Glenn Beck, and was on his way to kill people at the Tides Foundation. Fortunately (!) he was apprehended on suspicion of being Elephants while driving. So the shooting happened on Interstate 580, not at an office block in downtown San Francisco.

Guttman im perfectly sane,unlike you i don’t think the masses are a lumpen swathe of reactionary scum who if it wasn’t for saviors of decency like yourself/Sunny /Owen jones would be rebuilding a new Auschwitz this moment. It really boils down to liberal obsession with the mail/the Sun and it influences on the masses.
That if they were only more cuddly organs like the Guardian or daily lectures from Lenny Lenin,the masses would be part of that idolized mass you imagined they could be.Very much like the blond nutter in fact,the masses need awaking,he did it by shooting kids,your lot do it by patronising/condescending them.

@27 Being elephants while driving?

guttman, he cited Right wing hate merchants Nick Cohen and Harry’s place, Apparently harry’s place consider themselves left wing and Nick cohen was the one who blew open Blairs lies of weapons of mass destruction and he didn’t actually endorse Boris during the 2008 mayoral election, just put out anti ken stories.

There’s no mention of either Harry’s Place or Nick Cohen in the document.

Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto

And what? That links her and this guy?
He praised the EDL, the EDL have praised Harry’s Place in the past …. so is it like the ”six degrees of separation” – only in two steps?
And what’s with the ”safe link” thing for the Daily Mail. The Mail gets millions of hits, so is it seen as ethical not to do a link to them or something? I wouldn’t have thought it made much difference.

The speedy moralisation of the Norway attacks, the shameless liberal aping of what the right does after Islamist assaults, suggests that the political classes’ primary instinct post-terror is to score points. Because if they were to put aside their already-existing prejudices and look at modern-day terror tantrums in a cool-headed fashion, they would surely note that there is not that much difference between what Breivik did in Norway on Friday and what Mohamed Atta did in New York on 9/11 or what Mohammad Sidique Khan did in London on 7/7.

That was in Spiked today. It’s pretty good I think, even so few people rate them.

There is one big difference; terrorism is a rational strategy for Islamists currently, as it was for the IRA et al. It isn’t a rational strategy for Rightists at the moment, just as it wasn’t for leftists in the 70s (Bader Meinhoff, the Brigades of various types, the Weather Underground).

I have no problem with pointing the finger at Phillips. Her brand of paranoid hatred is openly printed in mainstream outlets, giving it a patina of respectability. It will have allowed Breivik to portray himself as speaking for the majority, as a leader of an acceptable ideology. And her disciples will certainly be among those now posting defences of and support for Breivik on sites like the EDL facebook page.

Haha, that’s a point actually. The Weatherman were quoting Bob Dylan…

@29

Elephants’ Trunk and Mozart :-)

@Ian B

Sorry, based on your comment I assumed you were an idiot. Please accept my apologies – it’s now clear you’re just a right winger wanting a moan.

Regardless of whether I believe it, the article states:

“But there is no suggestion that his actions were inspired by Melanie Phillips, nor am I making that claim.”

What if I do believe it. Considering a) The title says he “cited” her, and b) the article makes clear they are not linking her words to his actions. Perhaps you couldn’t see that line past your tin-foil hat?

And besides, if you’re so sure you know what the implication was, why not just come out with it rather than typing a 5, sorry, 2 minute comment listing all the hypothetical situations?

Actually, ignore my opening line. You are an idiot.

38. DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells

There is a price to be paid for whipping up fear, hatred and paranoia. I think its fair enough to point this out. Its interesting that conservatives are mainly annoyed because its possible that fear, hatred and paranoia may not now be regarded with the same kind of indulgence it, very curiously, has been for the last couple of years.

It’s time innocent bystanders and the rest of society stopped being the ones who pay that price.

Is that the best you can do, Chris? “Tinfoil hat” is pretty cliched these days. You seem a bit wanting in the debate department, frankly.

It’s just kind of cowardly, you know. Sunny writes an article smearing somebody, then puts in “I am not smearing this person” as a silly disclaimer. Bit naff, isn’t it?

I can’t believe all these leftists and liberals are trying to associate this guy, somehow or other, with the internet counter-jihad movement. I mean, it’s not as if he explicitly and repeatedly cited them as his inpsiration is it?

The likes of Melanie Phillips, Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer have nothing to answer here. It’s true that such pundits spend evey waking moment spewing out paranoid screeds about the imminent bloody destruction of western civilisation.

But – of course – they can’t be blamed when someone takes their apocalyptical ravings seriously.

41. fair point but??

@32 thats bollocks as so many of the press had already decided it was muslims, and then all those furious commentors decide to tell the rest of the world that this time they had gone to far.

Didn’t an Islamist group initially claim responsibility?

43. Shatterface

The bit about Clarkeson’s even more risible: that’s nothing Blue Labour haven’t said.

Key question of linkage – did Ms Phillips at any point suggest violence was the solution to the problems she supposedly identified. If so, she can be taken as a direct influence.

Otherwise, she is simply part of the intellectual milleux which this particular idiot has perverted to justify his violent behaviour. If I decide on the back of one of Sunny’s posts to go and commit a violent act, it does not mean Sunny has any responsibility, however much bile and hatred his original post may have contained.

And incidentally, I have cited Marx in my writings before – it does not mean Marx would have agreed with me!

Larry,

The likes of Melanie Phillips, Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer have nothing to answer here. It’s true that such pundits spend evey waking moment spewing out paranoid screeds about the imminent bloody destruction of western civilisation.

But – of course – they can’t be blamed when someone takes their apocalyptical ravings seriously.

And your point is? You assume they are responsible for the reactions of each and every reader to what they write I presume, which seems a bit odd.

No I don’t. I think – hell I *know* because it’s as plain as day – that those writers (along with others) are responsible for creating the toxic atmosophere of hatred, existential doom, and general bat-shit paranoia which infects chunks of the right on both sides of the Atlantic. And that’s the context in which Mr Breivik loaded up his guns.

@42 No. No Islamic group officially claimed responsibility. That claim was based on “experts” getting their information from forum posts, by all accounts.

So whats the solution. A panel of the great and the pious,checking each article for tolerance and goodness,headed by Sunny n Owen and maybe Rowen Williams.

@Cylux 42

Thanks for the clarification, didn’t know that.

50. the a&e charge nurse

“Breivik also quoted an article by presenter Jeremy Clarkson on the flag of St George” – does this mean that certain political elements on the far right are being driven (no pun intended) by Top Gear?

51. flyingrodent

So whats the solution. A panel of the great and the pious checking each article?

I suppose we could try “Not intentionally being an utter prick about absolutely everything” as an alternative to deploying commissars. That might help.

“Guttman im perfectly sane,unlike you i don’t think the masses are a lumpen swathe of reactionary scum who if it wasn’t for saviors of decency like yourself/Sunny /Owen jones would be rebuilding a new Auschwitz this moment. It really boils down to liberal obsession with the mail/the Sun and it influences on the masses.”
Actually it was saviours of decency who did stop the killing. A fine generation of social democrats and conservatives.
Sane or not, you are certainly an obsessive who is full of hate and frustration.
Actually I don’t blame the Mail or the Sun, read my first comment, if you can.
What I will say about the Sun is that they should only print things that can be easily checked. Calling this guy a muslim convert without out evidence, is bad journalism at best and political misdirection at worst
“That if they were only more cuddly organs like the Guardian or daily lectures from Lenny Lenin,the masses would be part of that idolized mass you imagined they could be.Very much like the blond nutter in fact,the masses need awaking,he did it by shooting kids,your lot do it by patronising/condescending them.”
This is just ranting. Not a good sign.
Actually I don’t like the Guardian / Observer I think they have more hate filled right wing journos than the Mail. Who are at least honest about their views
This is may last comment, as an obsessive sociopath you will require the last word.

“Apparently harry’s place consider themselves left wing and Nick cohen was the one who blew open Blairs lies of weapons of mass destruction and he didn’t actually endorse Boris during the 2008 mayoral election, just put out anti ken stories.”
John, Harry place is not left of centre, it holds views on education, welfare, NHS and foreign affiars are close to the policy exchange. It may say it is left of centre but it is not.
As for Cohen, he did not pick up Blair on the mass destruction. He loves the FOX conservatives of the US and is closely linked to the Stanpoint rightists in this country. Read his columns and then state one difference between his beliefs and say Michael Gove.
Saying that there is one difference. Gove is honest about his views, Cohen is not.

What is the solution then. If philips and co articles lead to violence then some then some law needs to brought in to stop incitement. We could do what her ladyship toynbee said and shut down all center right wing publications. Vote Labour

Sorry Standpoint

Guttmann Citing me as a obsessive and a sociopath reflects more on you than me you oddball. The soft radical lefts obsessiveness with blaming the mass media for not making the conditions right in the west for a soft radical left is one they going to have to get over. Maybe its to do with the oddballs,self-righteous pricks and the smug piety which infects them why people don’t want it. Not every one lives the life of a contained twitterer hacktivist London centric bubble.
Vote Labour

Larry,

No I don’t. I think – hell I *know* because it’s as plain as day – that those writers (along with others) are responsible for creating the toxic atmosophere of hatred, existential doom, and general bat-shit paranoia which infects chunks of the right on both sides of the Atlantic. And that’s the context in which Mr Breivik loaded up his guns.

Or they just reflect it – what came first, the chicken or the egg? The paranoia exists, and keeping it underground would not avoid idiots picking up on it as their cause – indeed, suppression of ‘legitimate’ (as the idiots would see it) views in any way is surely more likely to produce a violent reaction?

Maybe reading Ms Phillips can cause sad and deranged people to commit violence. But you need to show how Ms Phillips, who does not advocate violence, does more than articulate an existing view (even if it is one she might help create). Because otherwise, it sounds like you are taking the opportunity to attack those with views you do not like, when they have offered no support for Mr Breivik’s actions.

I think what this most demonstrates, regardless of who cited who when and why, is that journalists have a responsibility in what they type, and they should be held accountable if (or in some cases when) their more paranoid, untruthful or inflammatory rantings are picked up by people with far more evil motives than them.

Phillips couldn’t have known this would happen, but to say that she had no idea it would appeal to reactionary individuals such as this is just naive in the extreme. She knew exactly what she was doing on that front, and should be help responsible accordingly.

From reading bits of his manifesto the impression I get is that the main difference between Breivik and Melanie Philips is that Breivik actually believes what he says and is prepared to act on it.

“what came first, the chicken or the egg?”

We can work that out quite easily: Breivik cited Phillips.

Well, the problem you’ve got with La Phillips being “held responsible” is that the general core of what she writes is true, so you’re basically asking for suppression of truth. Now me, I’m not a conservative, so I don’t agree with her on many things. I like many of the changes our society has undergone, changes which she despises.

But the basic Philips thesis, which is that “the Left” are deliberately changing western society in certain directions- for instance, by deliberately importing large numbers of immigrants in order to create an ethnically mixed society- well, that is just plain true, isn’t it? So, what are you going to hold her responsible for, exactly? Telling the truth?

“But the basic Philips thesis, which is that “the Left” are deliberately changing western society in certain directions- for instance, by deliberately importing large numbers of immigrants in order to create an ethnically mixed society- well, that is just plain true, isn’t it? So, what are you going to hold her responsible for, exactly? Telling the truth?”
That is nonsense.
Mass immigration started in this country in the 1950′s under a Tory administration. Immigration levels have not differed over the last 50n years under any government.
Also if you read Phillips book she cites Londonistan starting in the eighties.
Also the biggest influx of immigrants in recent years have been white south african, christian west africans and eastern europeans. Who all have right of centre of views when interviewed. also how many of these voted in the last election.
Stop the right wing press cliches. As for not been a conservative, give me a break.
Name one belief you have that is left of centre. Honesty Ian.
There should be a debate about immigration but based on economic reasons. We are a small country with finite resources. Big business and cheap labour may be the reason why we have immigrant labour.

Melanie Phillips replies!

I’d be interested in how you would reply to Phillips’ response:

http://melaniephillips.com/a-wider-pathology

ATC, Bristol.

I think brutal violence would be to vulgar for philips and co. Thats more a fetish for hamasniks on the left

I think what this most demonstrates, regardless of who cited who when and why, is that journalists have a responsibility in what they type, and they should be held accountable if (or in some cases when) their more paranoid, untruthful or inflammatory rantings are picked up by people with far more evil motives than them.

How should Phillips be “held accountable”, then, assuming for the sake of argument she bears responsibility (which I don’t believe)?

Her reply is slightly disappointing. Attack is the best form of defence. Blaming the left for the actions of Brevik. Also Steyns quotes the Norwegian government cracking down on the right. There is no evidence that is the case. In fact this government is in Afghanistan and took part in the operations over Libya. Also this guy brought 7 tons of fertilizer, if his name was Ahmed I am sure the police would have visited.
All she has to say is we live in a free society, how individuals use my ideas and comments cannot be my concern unless I break the law
I fear that the Mel, Nick cohen, Ian and other conservative wtiters will blame the victims.

Guttman, I’m not “left of centre” either. I’m a liberal; I prefer to classify as “libertine” these days. But hmm, I believe in absolute equality regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual practises, disability, anything else. I want to see nation states dissolve away one day. I want to legalise all drugs, and other personal preferences. I’m an atheist. I’m a social liberal.

In other words, I’m not a leftie, but neither do I have a Phillips style conservative agenda. The world I want would horrify a conservative.

You’re correct about the history of immigration in general. That doesn’t alter the fact that the Left have had an ideological commitment to immigration and multiculturalism since the 60s/70s and the rise of the New Left. Whether or not that is a good thing is one matter, but the question of whether it is true is the matter we’re interested in, and it simply is true. I don’t know why you’re all so shy about it. That is, it is generally a policy objective of the modern Left to create various forms of social change. Philips, as a conservative, is opposed to those forms of social change. But it’s just daft pretending that those policies are not real. Because they are.

It is like, gay rights. The Left want more gay rights. Phillips opposes that (I think; let’s presume so for the sake of argument). If she writes “the Left are trying to get more gay rights”, then that is simply a statement of truth. Whether you think it’s good or not is what separates Left and Right, not the simple fact of the policy, which is beyond doubt.

“the Left” are deliberately changing western society in certain directions- for instance, by deliberately importing large numbers of immigrants in order to create an ethnically mixed society- well, that is just plain true, isn’t it?

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I’m sorry, what? Can you actually provide any evidence that people are being bought here by the “left” with the sole purpose of changing society? Your vision of the world seems to have lefties marching foreigners at gunpoint through Dover in order to somehow damage Britain. No wonder you agree with Phillips, you’re clearly as barking as she is…

How should Phillips be “held accountable”, then, assuming for the sake of argument she bears responsibility (which I don’t believe)?

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Incitement of hatred (be it racial or anything else) is illegal in the UK. Perhaps its time a few journalists were pulled up for it.

But the basic Philips thesis, which is that “the Left” are deliberately changing western society in certain directions- for instance, by deliberately importing large numbers of immigrants in order to create an ethnically mixed society- well, that is just plain true, isn’t it? So, what are you going to hold her responsible for, exactly? Telling the truth?

The immigration issue is only one aspect of this atrocity and probably not the most important. This was not a race hate crime- he killed Norwegians!!!

The seeds of the atrocity were propagated in Norwegian society, not in Islam.

http://www.annaraccoon.com/politics/suppressing-reality/

Ian, taking your example of gay rights on an abstract level (not ascribing these veiws to Mad Mel):

If [someone] writes “the Left are trying to get more gay rights”, then that is simply a statement of truth.

I agree. And if someone writes Evil Stalinists are destroying the family, and replacing traditional morality with sodomy and sin, because they hate children and want to destroy western civilisation. They must be stopped at all costs!”

Then that is not simply a statement of the truth.

See?

@chris 68

Hmm, probably the best answer I can give here is to point out that immigration controls are like tarriffs. Whatever you do is deliberate policy; you might be a free trader or a protectionist, but whichever you choose is deliberate.

Oh bollocks Have I knackered the html?

Hmm, probably the best answer I can give here is to point out that immigration controls are like tarriffs. Whatever you do is deliberate policy; you might be a free trader or a protectionist, but whichever you choose is deliberate.

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However, as I’m sure you’re aware, there’s a difference between someone being pro-immigration (or in many cases at the least not anti-immigration) and “deliberately importing large numbers of immigrants in order to create an ethnically mixed society”. One implies choice, the other implies force. And to the best of my knowledge no-one has ever forced anyone to come here outside the illegal acts of sex-trafficers and so on. Perhaps you could enlighten me as to how this actually has been the case and (presumably) is still happening?

@Larry 71

And if someone writes Evil Stalinists are destroying the family, and replacing traditional morality with sodomy and sin, because they hate children and want to destroy western civilisation. They must be stopped at all costs!”

Then that is not simply a statement of the truth.

True, that’s a mixture of fact and comment. Okay, let’s say I were influential, which I’m not, and La Phillips noticed me. And I’m working to abolish all censorship. And she says, “Ian B is trying to flood England with pornography”. What she’s done there is told the truth about me, with an overlay of her moral position on the issue. Because, I do want to flood England with pornography; except that I’d put it as “allow adults freedom from censorship”. But they both mean the same thing.

The simple fact is that the “Left” are attempting to methodically dismantle the society Phillips prefers, in all kinds of ways. That’s what “reform” and “social change” are all about; changing things. She’s simply writing the truth, from a particular ideological perspective.

Melanie Phillips does not disappoint!

@Chris

One implies choice, the other implies force. And to the best of my knowledge no-one has ever forced anyone to come here

I didn’t say anyone had been forced. I said it was a deliberate policy. You seem to be constructing a straw man.

Guttman, I’m not “left of centre” either. I’m a liberal; I prefer to classify as “libertine” these days. But hmm, I believe in absolute equality regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual practises, disability, anything else. I want to see nation states dissolve away one day. I want to legalise all drugs, and other personal preferences. I’m an atheist. I’m a social liberal.
So you are \a right wing libertarian. The same as the tea party in the US

In other words, I’m not a leftie, but neither do I have a Phillips style conservative agenda. The world I want would horrify a conservative.
Not all conservatives, I don’t think it would horrify Ron Paul or most of the current tory party or FOX news
You’re correct about the history of immigration in general. That doesn’t alter the fact that the Left have had an ideological commitment to immigration and multiculturalism since the 60s/70s and the rise of the New Left.
This is nonsense. Multiculturism is a myth. have we not always changed as a society. Culture is dynamic not static. What ever government is in charge. Thatcher wanted us to be more American. Is that not multiculturism.
Many of the left defended immigrants because they were the downtrodden and somebody had to defend them, beacuse they were been abused and attacked.

Whether or not that is a good thing is one matter, but the question of whether it is true is the matter we’re interested in, and it simply is true. I don’t know why you’re all so shy about it. That is, it is generally a policy objective of the modern Left to create various forms of social change. Philips, as a conservative, is opposed to those forms of social change. But it’s just daft pretending that those policies are not real. Because they are.

What policies, the last policy brought in by Labour was Community Cohesion, in which looked at simlairities in society not differences. I am sure there have been individuals who have cuddled up to unsavoury elements in the immigrant population but to say there has been a concerted effort to change society. No. In fact you could argue that the European project is more of a changing cultural movement. Remember that it was conservatives that led us into Europe, Labour on the whole either opposed it or like Wilson was apathetic. It was Thatcher who more than any other PM gave up UK rights to Europe

It is like, gay rights. The Left want more gay rights. Phillips opposes that (I think; let’s presume so for the sake of argument). If she writes “the Left are trying to get more gay rights”, then that is simply a statement of truth. Whether you think it’s good or not is what separates Left and Right, not the simple fact of the policy, which is beyond doubt.
I don’t think that is true, maybe 10 years ago, modern libertarian conservative thought is not anti gay rights.

Sunny,

Melanie Phillips does not disappoint!

That could be the blurb on a book cover you know…

Guttman, you’re going to have to one day get used to the idea that there are more than two points of view in the world.

Guttman, you’re going to have to one day get used to the idea that there are more than two points of view in the world.
I do there are three

82. shmelanie

“The supposed beliefs of the Norway massacre’s perpetrator has got the left in general wetting itself in delirium at this apparently heaven-sent opportunity to take down those who fight for life, liberty and western civilisation against those who would destroy it.”

I think she is realizing that the art of diversion is not working now that someone with beliefs similar to hers has acted on them…you spread hatred and mistrust, you reap what you sow – you got a follower in Norway Melanie, he’s fighting for your values

Makes a change from screaming madmen shouting allah akbar every time they blow up innocents…. Sunny… you are an idiot

This is difficult. On the one hand, you want to understand something of the motivations of the killer in order to explain the horror to yourself and to know how to prevent further atrocities in the same vein. On the other hand, this monstrous idiot slaughtered scores of people to draw attention to his crappy and banal politics. And I’m not sure that I want to play his game and read his manifesto simply because he murdered a lot of children.

As for Philips, well, Bin Laden cited Noam Chomsky in his letters to the West and worried about global warming. He was also, I believe, a Muslim.

I think partly the problem is that if you can’t see past the hyperbole dripping from every pore of her writing and instead you believe what she writes to be literally true – then it is a call to arms. Deliberate destruction of society, societal suicide, treason, all that stuff – if you genuinely believed that to be the case I’d argue it would be grounds for uprising, unrest, civil war, revolution – all that stuff. What sane, loyal citizen wouldn’t fight to save their country if our politicians were genuinely intent on its destruction? To state that this is the case in an influential national newspaper is somewhat irresponsible.

@Ian B – You miss the distinction in your posts between primary objectives and secondary consequences. Sometimes a secondary consequence is welcome, sometimes it’s not and objective owners will seek to mitigate, minimise or remove them. It’s simply not correct to say that the pursuit of a primary objective must mean that the protagonist is pursing those secondary consequences with equal vigour. If I have a strong desire to buy a cauliflower, I must open the door of the grocers to enable that act. It doesn’t follow however that my desire to open the door is a strong as my desire to buy the cauliflower – it’s a consequence, not an objective.

@ 61:

“That is nonsense.”

No it isn’t. Labour ministers have admitted that they allowed increased levels of immigration at least partly to make Britain more ethnically diverse.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/6418456/Labour-wanted-mass-immigration-to-make-UK-more-multicultural-says-former-adviser.html

“Immigration levels have not differed over the last 50n years under any government.”

Wrong again. Immigration levels rose significantly under the last government. Net migration levels rose too.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=260

The Phillips response seems to have evaporated from under that link at some point?

Let’s not forget that, more than once, Osama Bin Laden approvingly quoted Noam Chomsky and Al Gore.

QED

Net migration (the difference between immigration and emigration) increased to 198,000 in 2009 compared with 163,000 in the previous year. This change was primarily as a result of decreased emigration.

These figures show NET migration. immigration into the country had not changed, what did change is the number of people leaving the country.
As for the other quote, this was made by an individual who had problems with Labour, and we only have his word on this. It has never been verified.
Also the piece said they wanted to increase immigration, mainly EEC ,to fill in gaps in the labour market. This was exactly the same reasons put forward by Enoch Powell in the fifties when the Tories started mass immigration.

@ 89:

“These figures show NET migration.”

If you’re referring to the figures in my link, then no, the light blue line at the top shows immigration, and quite clearly indicates a significant increase between 1997 and 2010.

“As for the other quote, this was made by an individual who had problems with Labour,”

It says in the article that he defended the policy, saying it had “enriched Britain”, so I don’t think he’d just made it all up.

91. Arthur Seaton

Melanie Phillips writes from a position of pure, pulsating hatred. Someone has taken her on her word and put her ideas into action. It was bound to happen sooner or later.

In the Guardian Melanie Phillips writes in her defence:

“The supposed beliefs of Norway massacre’s perpetrator has got the left in general wetting itself in delirium at this apparently heaven-sent opportunity to take down those who fight for life, liberty and western civilisation against those who would destroy it”

It seems even in her defence she cannot resist apocalyptic hyperbole seeing herself as ‘fighting for life, liberty and western civilisation against those who would destroy it’. Such a sentence might have come straight from Breivik’s manifesto.

She also complains that people are being rude about her on the internet, or as she puts it with her characteristic deadpan understatement: “On Twitter and the net and in the liberal media, the forces of spite, malice and venom have been unleashed in a terrifying display of irrationality.”

Mel’s reply to this blog post now in the Guardian too. Her response is hilarious
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/25/norway-melanie-phillips-hits-back

It was a pretty underhand attack on Melanie Phillips in the opening post I thought.
Talk Sport Radio is giving better analysis right now.
Phillips deserves to be criticised heavilly, but I wouldn’t go down that road unless it’s done more medhodically.

”The left” have to take some of the criticism too. UAF is a part of the problem too IMO. As it’s the kind of anti-racist organisation that pushes the right towards violence I think. Screaming ”Nazi scum” at them just makes them worse.
There should be a way of taking the heat out of these situations without all the macho posturing that drives the thick ”anti-jihadists” to even futher extremes.

Poor old Melanie must have dampened her drawers when that news came out.

“Hilarious”?

Glad you’ve got a good laugh out of this Sunny, what with the bodies barely cold, and all that.

You see, the problem some people might see here is that it appears that your first thought has been to use this tragedy for your own political leverage against your personal political foes, and that would be an incredibly despicable thing to do, wouldn’t it? Luckily, nothing in my previous sentence is intented to imply that that is the case. I’m sure you understand.

Glee is not an appropriate response in this situation. Is it?

@95 How about NOT feeding the ‘anti-jihadists’ bullshit stories about Muslamic ray gun invasions slowly encroaching on our way of life aided and abetted by ‘cultural Marxist political correctness’ for over a decade? That’d help cut down their violence for a start.

@Cylux 98

Maybe various muslims groups could stop declaring sharia zones, marching through the streets shouting that democracy is the cancer and Islam is the cure, blowing up buses, trains, buildings &c

Would that help at all?

Ian B has got it right. This about Sunny and his coterie of middle class media soft lefties settling scores with old foes.

Damon @ 95

As it’s the kind of anti-racist organisation that pushes the right towards violence I think.

Does it? How? How exactly do you ‘push’ backward socipaths into violence? By attempting to preach anti racism to fuckwits? That pushes otherwise decent people into act of violence, does it?

Screaming ”Nazi scum” at them just makes them worse.

Er, these people are Nazis and they are scum, so what is the problem? Explaining it to them makes them ‘worse’? Worse than what exactly?


There should be a way of taking the heat out of these situations

We could start by at least taking their guns away from them, lest when they decide to go postal, they don’t manage to kill 80 odd people in the process. Oh, and we could try dialing down the hate filled garbage that the Right spew out as well.

Meatpie @ 100

No actually, if read the news you will see that this is about a nutcase filled with Right Wing propaganda attempting to wipe out the next generation of Lefties at source.

For some reason, he got it into his head that everyone on the Left was trying to destroy his Country, his culture and replace it with Islam. Where could he have got such an idea from, I wonder?

Is it possible that Right wing columnists have been deliberately stoking up this hatred for the last thirty years? Funny how every newspaper has been full of this stuff despite the fact that most of it hasn’t been true? You know the kind of stuff? Muslims demand toy pigs be banned from shops and the like? All this wintvile stuff? Muslim women want simming pools shut down? The drip, drip drip ‘Muslims are taking over stuff’?

None of that rings a bell, here?

@99 Naa. And I think you even know why.

I think for sunny and co and his mates in the London circle of Fabian journos,wealthy lawyers,labour councilors and irritating bloggers,its all to do with journo warfare.
Mels on the wrong side of truth,just as mel thinks sunny is.
And ill ask again ‘what is to be done with mel’?

Ian B @99:

Maybe various muslims groups could stop declaring sharia zones

Cite, please? As in, of an incident of unilteral declaration of a Sharia zone that actually happened, rather than being fabricated by either the Mail or the Sun?

marching through the streets shouting that democracy is the cancer and Islam is the cure

Um. In so far as that happens, it’s the result of 50 years of white people marching through the streets declaiming that brown people are a cancer and that Oswald Mosley/the NF/the BNP/the EDL are the cure. I’m not surprised that half a century of tabloid and street-level racist violence has produced one or two reactive wingnuts.

You seem to have somehow picked up the idea that what the right-wing press say about immigrants and Muslims is actually true. So does Anders Breivik. I wonder where you each got the idea that these things are true?

Ah, yes, writers like Melanie Phillips, on the logic that if it weren’t true ‘they’ would let her print it.

Which is the point of Sunny’s article. A decade of propaganda on the scale that the right wing press has been pumping out will eventually have the desired effect, i.e. violence against the hated group.

Bollocks to those lot. Hey liberals, dont bother even attempting at reasoning with these right wing fucktards, you debate with them, they gun down your kids. Then they will blame you for their own crimes, really dont seem fair to me.

Chris @68,

How should Phillips be “held accountable”, then, assuming for the sake of argument she bears responsibility (which I don’t believe)?

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Incitement of hatred (be it racial or anything else) is illegal in the UK. Perhaps its time a few journalists were pulled up for it.

IIUC you’re free to complain to the authorities. Hopefully you will be able to help them out by providing evidence Phillips intended “incitement of racial or religious hatred” – I think it will be difficult to prove BRD.

In fact, there are only two references to me or my work in its 1,500 pages … Why has he singled me out in this way? It looks like yet another crude attempt to smear me. …

In fairness to Sunny, the commenters here had pointed that out pretty swiftly that the OP was crass and inappropriate.

Meatpie @ 100

I think for sunny and co and his mates in the London circle of Fabian journos

It takes a special kind of fuckwit that looks at the slaughter of 100 innocent people and uses in such to score stupid and trival points. Well done mate, because without arseholes like you, we would never be able to understand the mindset of the average Daily Mail reader.

@John Q. Publican 105

As in, of an incident of unilteral declaration of a Sharia zone that actually happened, rather than being fabricated by either the Mail or the Sun?

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/07/18/more-extremist-posters-appear-in-east-london/

Are the Pink News in on the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy? I think we should be told.

Also, couldn’t help but notice you didn’t offer a snarky reply to the “blowing up trains, buses, buildings, etc” bit.

Unlike the Sunny and co who of course cannot be sick arseholes for using this massacre for his journo warfare with the right?.And i cant remember the last time i read a column by mel or read the daily mail.
You see its the Fabian journos/wealthy lawyers and unfunny ‘alt left’ comedians who are so obsessed with the mail, as you think that the multitude are so easily conned by them.

Ian B
Like i said before to the soft left,for all its abhorrence,theres a tinge of benevolence to islamist terrorism For what ever reason be it Israel,Racism and todays liberal buzzword Islamphobia

marching through the streets shouting that democracy is the cancer and Islam is the cure

Um. In so far as that happens, it’s the result of 50 years of white people marching through the streets declaiming that brown people are a cancer and that Oswald Mosley/the NF/the BNP/the EDL are the cure. I’m not surprised that half a century of tabloid and street-level racist violence has produced one or two reactive wingnuts.

Um, John. You seem to be displaying the classical racism of the left here, which declares brown people to have no volition; and instead everything they do is reactive. It is also hard to see why victims of racism would blame “democracy” in the manner of the slogan.

You also need to explain why Sunny Hundal doesn’t spend his time marching around calling for the death of democracy and a Sikh State, despite his presumably having had much the same racial experience. In fact, we have this curious paradox that there don’t seem to be any of these kinds of people among Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians, etc etc. Neither, despite centuries of persecution, do we get Jewish terrorism. Seems to be a very muslim thing.

Oh, and while you’re at it you could try wrestling with the question of why we see the same kinds of people in faraway countries without white hegemony, Oswald Mosley, and the EDL.

Got any theories?

It takes a special kind of fuckwit that looks at the slaughter of 100 innocent people and uses in such to score stupid and trival points.

I’m not sure how this squares with the four separate pieces on LC that have sought to blame the slaughter of children on ‘the right wing’ in general and Melanie Phillips in particular.

Neither, despite centuries of persecution, do we get Jewish terrorism.

Um. I suggest you google ‘King David’s Hotel’. And maybe ‘the Stern gang’.

There are 20 references to the Daily Telegraph and 16 to the Daily Mail in Breiviks ‘manifesto’. Melanie Philips 2 articles are singled out and quoted at length. It is not hard to see why – she is irresistibly attracted to florid exaggerated hyperbole, this speaks directly to a conspiratorial mind set in her right wing readers, and goads them into action.

Even her protestations at being linked to Breivik show an unrestrained exaggeration where she talks of “those who fight for life, liberty and western civilisation against those who would destroy it”.

She goes on, “On Twitter and the net and in the liberal media, the forces of spite, malice and venom have been unleashed in a terrifying display of irrationality.”

A ‘terrifying display of irrationality’ is what those children experienced on that island – likening name calling on a blog to such an ordeal is crass and insensitive. What Melanie is experiencing is more likely to be the guilty realisation that her overblown rhetoric was being used to justify that terror.

Anton,

A ‘terrifying display of irrationality’ is what those children experienced on that island …

That itself seems like a massive understatement.

To say the least.

“In fact, we have this curious paradox that there don’t seem to be any of these kinds of people among Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians, etc etc.”

You might also want to look up who killed Indira Gandhi, and the aftermath, and the prelude, etc etc.

These figures show NET migration.”

If you’re referring to the figures in my link, then no, the light blue line at the top shows immigration, and quite clearly indicates a significant increase between 1997 and 2010.

Read the article and it clearly shows the only immigration that went up was EEC, no goverment in that zone can stop the flow of labour of countries in that organisation.
Also the quote I gave you was at the TOP of the site you posted.

“As for the other quote, this was made by an individual who had problems with Labour,”

It says in the article that he defended the policy, saying it had “enriched Britain”, so I don’t think he’d just made it all up.

Read Nick Cohen article in Standpoint,who is no friend of Labour about Neather, and how he was descredited and how Brevik used it in his manifesto.

Sunny,

Kindly respond to Ian B’s message 4 please.

The juxtaposition of the assertive title with the cautiously worded article does you no credit. In fact it creates the impression that you are a somewhat sneaky person who lacks the courage to say what he implies.

Somewhat gleefully your message 94 directed us to Melanie Phillips’s blog which rebuts this article.

So, I wonder, are you going to write the following articles?:
“Oslo terrorist cited Gandhi in his manifesto”, or
“Oslo terrorist cited Frank Field in his manifesto”, or
“Oslo terrorist cited George Orwell in his manifesto”.

Had Melanie Phillips published an article blaming the killings in Norway on Al-Quada or Muslims – then you might have had reason to write this article and headline. However, she didn’t. So this appears to be malice on your part.

Tut tut. Can do better.

Somewhat disappointedly.

Kojak

121. TRiggins

As to ‘why single her out?’ Melanie Phillips is a contemporary writer with a rather large platform to sound off from and no parliamentary privilege to hide behind. She is able to engage in a debate in real time and with that there is always the possibility that she could temper her writing, change or stand by her views, so why not engage her? or indeed damn her from her own words.

Tsk, Tsk

Somewhat pleased
TRiggins

Tim J @ 114

I’m not sure how this squares with the four separate pieces on LC that have sought to blame the slaughter of children on ‘the right wing’ in general and Melanie Phillips in particular.

Tim, wouldn’t you argee with the idea that this man’s manifesto was written well within the ‘Right’s’ normal patrol area is at least worth exploring? Even if you do not agree with the conclusions, you would should surely agree that it is a legitimate topic for debate?

On the other hand for this uy ‘meatpie’ to use this space as some kind ofplatform to go ‘yah boo!’ is just silly, but to use the deaths of dozens of teenagers is below the belt.

123. John P Ried

O.K guttman Hick cohen didn’t find out about blairs lies aobut weapons of mass destruction,and never spoke to david kelly, as for Harry’s palce the tories call it left wing and it donstantly criticises EDL, I consider it left wing ,even if you don’t

^ A poor, deliberately misleading, dangerously inflammatory piece of eisegetic nonsense, as well the author knows. A text (significantly) out of context is a pretext.

I have analysed Melanie Phillips’ response to your post here:
http://greenerblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/melanie-phillips-right-wing.html

There are many significant parallels between her thinking and Breivik’s. She identifies herself as one of “those who fight for life, liberty and western civilisation against those who would destroy it. ” – exactly as Breivik sees himself.

Right wing journalists have some sould searching and rethinking to do.

Ian B:

You seem to be displaying the classical racism of the left here, which declares brown people to have no volition

Er, bollocks. People posting rude stickers in East London had volition. They also had reasons. Reactions are still choices and still require agency on the part of the actor.

Are you arguing that Britain lacked agency when it declared war on Germany in 1939? That was a reactive act.

What I’m arguing is that in Britain, the side with the long and violent history of street-level xenophobia is not the immigrants or the religious minorities, it’s the violently reactionary right wing.

Now, that aside: I’m not exactly on the left, you know. Most of the people here who are ‘leftists’ would take serious issue with my political opinions in a number of areas, including self-determination politics, drugs, and the place of weapons in society to name but three.

I probably am a liberal, in the real sense rather than the Democrat sense. But even that, I’m reliable shouted at, is open to question.

@#113, Ian B: ‘In fact, we have this curious paradox that there don’t seem to be any of these kinds of people among Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians, etc etc. Neither, despite centuries of persecution, do we get Jewish terrorism. Seems to be a very muslim thing.’

Leaving aside your poor knowledge of the ‘terrorism’ conducted by other ethnic groups, which has already been dealt with by others. You would do well, as would most people when they come to discussing the subject of ‘Islamic terrorism’, to consider the role played by western governments in promoting and financing political Islam as a way of neutralising secular nationalist anti-colonial movements in the Middle East.

Hamas was built up in order to undercut Arafat’s PLO, the Taliban arose out of the western backed Mujahideen, etc., etc. The complete failure to deal with the legitimate grievances of the earlier movements, and to instead foster divides within these movements, has to some extent led towards the creation of an opposition in the colonial powers own image: complete intolerant and unwilling to enter into serious political dialogue.

Just as the suppression of the peaceful Catholic civil rights movement in Northern Ireland begot the IRA, in the Middle East the colonial powers have got the opposition they deserved. (Of course that doesn’t mean the average citizens who bear the brunt of these oppositions actions in any way deserve it.) These movements have turned round and bit the hand that fed them, the chickens have come home to roost, and we’re all the poorer for what was done decades ago.

History’s a frigging [expletive], ain’t it!?

As for Phillips, personally, if anyone (however unlikely this is) were to quote something I’d written in their manifesto for mass murder, I’d certainly be most embarrassed, and also pause for some serious reflection. However the real point is that, while not directly responsible for his actions, it is quite remarkable that such a fringe actor would find so much succour within the writings of the mainstream.

Breivik didn’t need to step off a cliff, he just walked to the park, so to speak.

Sunny,

Try reading this (that is if you can focus in spite of your excessive glee):

http://melaniephillips.com/fanaticism-mass-murder-and-the-left

129. Guttmann

John.
“K guttman Hick cohen didn’t find out about blairs lies aobut weapons of mass destruction,and never spoke to david kelly, as for Harry’s palce the tories call it left wing and it donstantly criticises EDL, I consider it left wing ,even if you don’t.”
In what way does it hold views different from Michael Gove.
Please enlighten me

Ian B @113:

In fact, we have this curious paradox that there don’t seem to be any of these kinds of people among Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians, etc etc. Neither, despite centuries of persecution, do we get Jewish terrorism. Seems to be a very muslim thing.

Oh lord, really? You’ve bought the idea that Islam invented terrorism as a tactic? They didn’t even coin the word. Let’s pick just one example of non-Islamic terrorism, shall we? Look up the Haganah, the Jewish terrorist organisation which plagued the British in Palestine from the end of WWI until they were rebranded as the IDF after Israel gained statehood.

Most terrorism has been political and secular. A lot of it has been carried out by Christians. Some by Sikhs, too, though not much over here. A lot by Hindus, who are a pretty wide umbrella with some very differing practices, and until recently were divided into over 600 warring states who loathed each other.

Now, with Buddhists and Rastas, you may have a point, but I seem to recall that Shogunate Japan was Buddhist, and definitely traded in terrorism.

The point here is that terrorism is a verb. One is not a terrorist in the way that one can be brown-haired or blonde, or whatever. One is a terrorist if one uses fear to control. That applies to the agents of every government in the world. It certainly applies to every prohibitative religion. We only use the label if its a non-establishment force using terror to control. We tend to ignore the fact that fear of arrest is the main coercive aspect of modern governance.

I’ll also accept that in conflating ‘fear’ with ‘terror’ I’m possibly stretching a point; but you get my meaning that terrorism is a choice and should be recognised functionally, not an ethnic or religious identity.

131. Bored in Kavanagasau

Sunny “call me consistency” Hundal attacks Melanie Phillips but defended UCL ISOC after the failed bomb attempt on north west airlines 253. His concern over extremist ‘mood music’ looks more than little opportunistic now that he can criticise right-wing metal as opposed to addressing Islamist happy hardcore that was being pumped out during Mutallab’s time at UCL.

132. JamesTwelve

Under the tag ( top right home page)

“our aim is to re-vitalise the liberal-left through discussion and action”

Sunny simpleton libels the excellent Ms Phillips.

How very re-vitalising – you pathetic moron.

James (St Johns,Oxford)

133. Sean Fernyhough

Tends to confirms his lawyer’s view of his mental state.

“There is one big difference; terrorism is a rational strategy for Islamists currently, as it was for the IRA et al. It isn’t a rational strategy for Rightists at the moment, just as it wasn’t for leftists in the 70s (Bader Meinhoff, the Brigades of various types, the Weather Underground).”

That’s an interesting comment. Islamists engage in terrorism while thankfully, rightists don’t but they do invade sovereign states and engage in counter-terrorism including torture.

“Your obsession with not upping the DM website’s traffic comes across as quite petulent and small minded though Sunny”

They make money from page views, using those numbers to sell advertising. If they post something heinous, and then make money from doing so because people link to it, then what is the incentive for them to stop being heinous?

Sod rewarding them for poor journalism and barely concealed bigotry.


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  11. Paul Burgin

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  12. Matthew Gumm

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  13. Rob Charlton

    Debatable how relevant that is. Still, I've noted it. RT @libcon Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/KzrwOHv

  14. Ben W

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL

  15. Ant Miller

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  16. Steve Hewitt

    this is not surprising: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/1WFMrc4

  17. Brian Harris

    http://t.co/GVtCKLN Says it all. The relentless spewing of hate-filled right-wing drivel eventually has its consequences.

  18. Mr Edd B

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  19. David Brady

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  20. Owen Jones

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  21. Rachel

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  22. Alan Law

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  23. Pabs

    “@libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/sA3ikF0” Says a lot about Clarkson & Phillips right wing views

  24. WestMonster

    RT @sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  25. Andie Riley

    “@libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/sA3ikF0” Says a lot about Clarkson & Phillips right wing views

  26. masoodm3

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  27. Primly Stable

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  28. Mark Donne

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  29. Bob Johns

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  30. Andrew Fairbairn

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  31. Krishna Kalaichelvan

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  32. Andy Hicks

    RT @sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  33. ganglesprocket

    Also Jeremy Clarkson RT @sunny_hundal Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto, including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  34. Matthew Rees

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  35. Paul Crowley

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  36. Roblackenby

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  37. John F

    RT @sunny_hundal Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  38. Nemesis Republic

    RT @libcon: #Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y < and Jeremy Clarkon? Mmmmm. #EDL #UAF #tcot

  39. Paul Crowley

    I don't really think we should care who mad bombers approve of, but if it makes Melanie Phillips uncomfortable I'm happy http://t.co/InC5ZtZ

  40. Belinda Webb

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  41. Michael Coe

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  42. Daniel Knight

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL

  43. stewmurph

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  44. Dànaidh Ratnaike

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  45. Nicola Chan

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  46. paulstpancras

    RT @benjiw: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL | her bile regurgitated

  47. paulstpancras

    RT @benjiw: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL | her bile regurgitated

  48. Brian Moylan

    RT @libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  49. Brian Moylan

    RT @libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  50. Tom Littleford

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL

  51. Tom Littleford

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL

  52. Mabel Horrocks

    RT @benjiw: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL | her bile regurgitated

  53. Mabel Horrocks

    RT @benjiw: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL | her bile regurgitated

  54. smithdown

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  55. smithdown

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  56. ajit8

    RT @libcon: #Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y < and Jeremy Clarkon? Mmmmm. #EDL #UAF #tcot

  57. ajit8

    RT @libcon: #Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y < and Jeremy Clarkon? Mmmmm. #EDL #UAF #tcot

  58. Rosa

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL

  59. Rosa

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL

  60. Ian Robinson

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  61. Ian Robinson

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  62. jakeberger

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  63. jakeberger

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  64. SSP Campsie

    RT @benjiw: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL | her bile regurgitated

  65. emily pluthero

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  66. Waqas Tufail

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  67. John England

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  68. Gavin Hudson

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  69. Tom Fox

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  70. Matt Jeffs

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  71. Neil Walshaw

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  72. Bruce Durling

    I don't really think we should care who mad bombers approve of, but if it makes Melanie Phillips uncomfortable I'm happy http://t.co/InC5ZtZ

  73. LinkMachineGo

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips [and Jeremy Clarkson] in his manifesto http://t.co/ayZbQsj

  74. Michael Bater

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/WY67dGh via @libcon

  75. Meral Hussein- Ece

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  76. Lucy Jones

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  77. Hanif Boogie

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  78. Andrew Seto

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  79. Ed Allen

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  80. Hetpayne

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  81. Ed Allen

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  82. Neil Davidson

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  83. ray campbell

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/x5gBNKM via @libcon

  84. abdul-swammad khan

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  85. Sharron Ward

    RT @libcon #Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/NIHmXgT > Oh dear. #Norway

  86. swaldman

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  87. takhalus

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  88. Laura Price

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  89. tim archer

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  90. Seldon Moore

    The writers at the Daily Mail aren't the most evil people in the world. Some of their readers, though, are. http://t.co/HPWdOX1

  91. Martin Young

    Oslo bomber's manifesto quoted Melanie Philips and Jeremy Clarkeson. http://j.mp/qKcnKw Well, when you're right, you're right.

  92. Matt Raven

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  93. Martin Young

    Oslo bomber's manifesto quoted Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkeson. http://j.mp/qKcnKw Well, when you're right, you're right.

  94. Mehdi Hasan

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  95. Walton Pantland

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  96. James-J Walsh

    #BlameMel “@sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', inc. a whole article http://t.co/yPhxPUm”

  97. David B Roberts

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  98. Tom White

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  99. Muhammad ud-Deen

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  100. sdv_duras

    RT @libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y (laughs… and a certain MJ.Clarkson…)

  101. Danial Pratt

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  102. Natacha Kennedy

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  103. Emma Price

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  104. Walton Pantland

    RT @libcon Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y < DMail should be investigated for links to far right

  105. K. Steven Peiris

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  106. Hussein Mahomedy

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  107. Natacha Kennedy

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  108. elpida george

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto. http://t.co/SmoDWwu …. by @sunny_hundal

  109. Ernesto Paramo

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  110. Steve Curd

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  111. Daniel Howard-Schiff

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  112. Royce Mahawatte

    “@sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://t.co/hmIHohY”

  113. Jonnie Marbles

    Oslo bomber's manifesto quoted Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkeson. http://j.mp/qKcnKw Well, when you're right, you're right.

  114. Frode Hegland

    #BlameMel “@sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', inc. a whole article http://t.co/yPhxPUm”

  115. Release Drugs

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  116. Teresa

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/zEWosnr via @libcon Mad Mel not just a bad joke

  117. peter beaumont

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  118. TP recommends...

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto, writes @sunny_hundal on @libcon http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  119. David Sketchley

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  120. Lia Ghilardi

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  121. Obscene Locals

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  122. Jeevan Rai

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  123. Naida Haq

    !!! RT @sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  124. eilir jones

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  125. Hamish Mackintosh

    #BlameMel “@sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', inc. a whole article http://t.co/yPhxPUm”

  126. Gordon

    part of what allows these groups to fester is news papers such as, Dailymail, Daily Express. http://bit.ly/qKcnKw @readsta @nogodsagoodgod

  127. Ian Mullin

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  128. Bryony Forde

    Norwegian terrorist quotes Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto http://t.co/xN6TsUP

  129. Alexander Wallace

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  130. Lilly Hunter

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  131. Osman Raza Khan

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  132. LP

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  133. Noxi

    RT @sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  134. Chopper Grip/Death.

    Oslo bomber's manifesto quoted Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkeson. http://j.mp/qKcnKw Well, when you're right, you're right.

  135. Chopper Grip/Death.

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  136. Jonathan Fryer

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  137. susannah tarbush

    RT @sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  138. Gary Pulsifer

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  139. W Stephen Gilbert

    It seems that among those to inspire the Norwegian mass-murderer was our old friend Mentally Phlipphlop http://t.co/4ZbAwwG #MelaniePhillips

  140. Alan Masson

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  141. Mal Pate

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  142. John Forbes

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  143. corinthino

    RT @libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y (laughs… and a certain MJ.Clarkson…)

  144. Iain Hibbert

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  145. Manisha

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  146. Chris

    Incredibly pissed off by this pathetic libcon article: http://bit.ly/nhMSNi

  147. Rohan West

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  148. Shafik Mandhai

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  149. caspar firth

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  150. Mohamed-Zain Dada

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  151. Matt Jones

    Oslo bomber's manifesto quoted Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkeson. http://j.mp/qKcnKw Well, when you're right, you're right.

  152. Nessa Carson

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  153. Seldom Bucket

    Inevitably. RT @libcon Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/04icUcU

  154. john muskett

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  155. Ed Doyle

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  156. Peter Spooner

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  157. neilrfoster

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  158. AngelaWB

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  159. .

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  160. Hira Ilyas

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  161. Stephen

    RT @sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  162. Mrs Sue Perkins

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  163. Paul Nugent

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  164. KrustyAllslopp

    RT @libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y << a LOT!!

  165. lesmondine

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  166. richardakenny

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  167. Joseph Burnett

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  168. Sian Rosser-Evans

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  169. ralph brown

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  170. Mel Wilson

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  171. Zak Golombeck

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  172. Zurk Wilberforce

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  173. top_tw_news

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  174. William

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  175. elizabeth veldon

    “@libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/2HCuqfh” I always knew she was a fascist. #fb #Oslo

  176. Tim Casey

    RT @sunny_hundal: Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  177. Kate Harris

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  178. Emmet O'Cuana

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  179. HazeW

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  180. David Dixon

    I don't really think we should care who mad bombers approve of, but if it makes Melanie Phillips uncomfortable I'm happy http://t.co/InC5ZtZ

  181. Matt Cooper

    Anders Breivik cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/NvTL3ua via @libcon #norway, Nice one @MelanieLatest!

  182. AnneMcShane

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto, writes @sunny_hundal on @libcon http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  183. Victoria Sloan

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/67zG5Id via @libcon

  184. Lisa Brooks

    Oslo bomber's manifesto quoted Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkeson. http://j.mp/qKcnKw Well, when you're right, you're right.

  185. Sara Teresa

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/unMCTEh <<least surprising thing I've read so far today

  186. Ryan

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  187. James Lock

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  188. Laura Murray

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  189. Andrew Doyle

    Melanie Phillips quoted at length by Norwegian psychopath in his "manifesto". No great surprise there. http://t.co/Cni4yWN

  190. ThankUAndGnite

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  191. Chris Boyle

    I don't really think we should care who mad bombers approve of, but if it makes Melanie Phillips uncomfortable I'm happy http://t.co/InC5ZtZ

  192. Steve Ramsdale

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  193. Steve Ramsdale

    I have long maintained that the Daily Mail is a hate-filled and nasty rag.
    http://t.co/5NSsMRg Not their fault but feeds the hate.

  194. Tom Ashworth

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  195. Alex

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://j.mp/qa5ekL

  196. Richard Leyland

    Good Lord "Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/3wfdX5W via @libcon"

  197. Coral Brown

    Good Lord "Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/3wfdX5W via @libcon"

  198. Kit Caless

    Olso terrorist cites Melanie Phillips in his manifesto – http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  199. San Sharma

    Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips cited in Oslo terrorist's manifesto: http://t.co/KysbWV0 /via @leylandrichard

  200. Len P

    http://t.co/fMa3nvP Norway killer cites Daily mail in his manifesto

  201. Alistair Todd

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  202. Gareth Brown

    .@K_pango http://t.co/HPef304

  203. Talat Ahmed

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/YDgd9GG via @libcon

  204. Les_Dubh

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  205. SSP Campsie

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  206. Michael Shaw

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  207. Barnaby Edwards

    The Oslo murderer quotes Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips in his manifesto. http://t.co/YUlDr3q #DailyMail #Oslo

  208. Rob Streeten

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  209. Joe Davies

    The Oslo murderer quotes Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips in his manifesto. http://t.co/YUlDr3q #DailyMail #Oslo

  210. Robert Potts

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  211. Cosmic Landmine

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  212. Kernow Celtic League

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  213. Kernow Celtic League

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  214. Julia Young

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  215. Julia Young

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  216. Matt Johnson

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/VwJJr2r via @libcon

  217. Matt Johnson

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/VwJJr2r via @libcon

  218. Julia Young

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips [and Jeremy Clarkson] in his manifesto http://t.co/ayZbQsj

  219. Julia Young

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips [and Jeremy Clarkson] in his manifesto http://t.co/ayZbQsj

  220. Johnboyy

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/9JUxIoh via @libcon

  221. Johnboyy

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/9JUxIoh via @libcon

  222. dave richards

    @MediocreDave this kind of thing from Liberal Conspiracy: It's either bollocks or propoganda. http://t.co/yTYicfQ

  223. Finola Robinson

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto: http://t.co/ZFKJ2LM via @libcon

  224. Norway tragedy: The hard-right haters are still going on about Islam | Left Foot Forward

    [...] or tackle any assistance, unwittingly or otherwise, it may give to it. But, given that Breivik quoted extensively from right-wing UK newspapers in his ‘manifesto’, you would think this is [...]

  225. Anne-Marie

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  226. Paul Robinson

    Bizarre thing to learn over lunch: the Norway racist's "manifesto" quoted Melanie Philips and Jeremy Clarkson: http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  227. Syreeta Lund

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  228. Jo Higgins

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto: http://t.co/ZFKJ2LM via @libcon

  229. David T Harwood

    Oslo bomber's manifesto quoted Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkeson. http://j.mp/qKcnKw Well, when you're right, you're right.

  230. Daniel Crowley

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/2b7iFXm via @libcon

  231. sunny hundal

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  232. Typecat

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  233. Eleonora Belfiore

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  234. Iona Craig

    RT @MrMichaelShaw: So #Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips & Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  235. Anna-Lujz Gilbert

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  236. Anna Nolan

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  237. Suzanne Fitzgerald

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  238. Ashley Harnett

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/eJfR5jQ via @libcon

  239. Brad Marshall

    http://t.co/hL0n5YC << The second big quote in this article about the Oslo killer is pretty much straight out of 'Fight Club'. Bizarre.

  240. Dale

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. Bet they feel proud of their xenophobia now http://t.co/jCXKisp

  241. Adrian Hollister

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  242. Luke Massey

    RT @MrMichaelShaw: So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips & Jeremy Clarkson in manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  243. Andy Watt

    http://t.co/pGLrju1 – #breivik inspired by Melanie Phillips? Wow. She's now officially NOtW style contaigious.

  244. Gael

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  245. Ginny Fite

    RT @MrMichaelShaw: So #Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips & Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  246. Will Wilcox

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  247. John Meagher

    RT @MrMichaelShaw: So #Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips & Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  248. Angela Lo Rosso

    RT @MrMichaelShaw: So #Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips & Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  249. Adam Clery

    The Daily Mail: Not extremist and right-wing – But number 1 with right-wing extremists http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  250. Mike Ward

    Interesting that the Norwegian terrorist Breivik was a big fan of MadMel (@MelanieLatest) http://bit.ly/qKcnKw (by @sunny_hundal)

  251. billshankly

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/GeZwS6z via @libcon

  252. Kevin Donovan

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  253. Hammy Cammy

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  254. Steve Noble

    The Daily Mail: Not extremist and right-wing – But number 1 with right-wing extremists http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  255. Nick Panteli

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  256. Gary Evans

    The Daily Mail: Not extremist and right-wing – But number 1 with right-wing extremists http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  257. Vernon Baseley

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  258. Ron Hillel

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  259. Verochio

    http://t.co/vNqdfEf Breivik quotes Daily Mail and Clarkson in his "Manifesto"

  260. stuart marshall

    @mike_brader this might explain it: http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/07/25/oslo-terrorist-cited-melanie-phillips-in-his-manifesto/

  261. Anders Breivik wasn’t a “lone wolf” he was part of a movement | Liberal Conspiracy

    [...] fact that Anders Breivik quoted Daily Mail articles in his manifesto and forged links with the same anti-immigration groups lauded by our tabloid [...]

  262. dionne_

    RT @sunny_hundal Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://t.co/9zp3dxt

  263. Ursula

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  264. Victoria Brook

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/xURcyku via @libcon

  265. Rizvi

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/epkLMBP

  266. Alice

    Could we all make more of a fuss about this please? Mad Mel: actual blood on her hands http://t.co/vsbnK5T

  267. Daniel

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://zite.to/qO1eGx

  268. Gwendolyn Potter

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  269. Yasser Khan

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  270. Daniel Barrow

    Melanie Phillips in abhorrent, misanthropic ideology shocker: http://t.co/vcUcFmR

  271. devolute

    Oslo terrorist was Melanie Philips / Jeremy Clarkson fan: http://t.co/hTPIt74

  272. Martin Crozier

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  273. Dan Sumption

    Oslo terrorist was Melanie Philips / Jeremy Clarkson fan: http://t.co/hTPIt74

  274. Shamik Das

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  275. Roger Bowerman

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/qY7fXPh via @libcon

  276. Pete Mella

    Daily Mail quoted in Oslo Killer's manifesto http://t.co/ptr0X84

  277. arzusayg?l?

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  278. Martin Shovel

    RT @libcon: Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  279. Travis E

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  280. Aisha

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  281. Paul Rooke

    Lead Story: (Not Always My Views) Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifest… http://goo.gl/6n7Ik, see more http://goo.gl/kbInT

  282. Caroline McAllister

    Lead Story: (Not Always My Views) Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifest… http://goo.gl/6n7Ik, see more http://goo.gl/kbInT

  283. Alexander Young

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  284. Claire White

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  285. Rob from Hillsbro'

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/b6IziSj via @libcon

  286. Polyfather

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  287. Peter

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  288. hannah

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  289. Djunfitforwork

    So the Oslo attacker quoted both Melanie Phillips and Jeremy Clarkson in his manifesto. That says a lot. http://bit.ly/oMuTv4

  290. London Muslim

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto
    http://t.co/q8qcmxw

  291. Isla Hurley Brunt

    scary scary scary http://t.co/Qne75Mg

  292. Some thoughts on the Norwegian Tragedy | The Great Unrest

    [...] extremism without a shred of evidence.  Lest that still not satisfy the sceptics, Breivik cited Melanie Philips of the Daily Mail in the 1,500-word rant that served as ideological justification for the [...]

  293. Wasim Ahmed

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  294. ricardo morton

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  295. Sally Knowles

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/uLTrjZj via @libcon

  296. Rocky Hamster

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/FgpPaX4 via @libcon

  297. Mark Carrigan

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/C05VeiK via @libcon

  298. Stephe Meloy

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  299. Norway attacks: Writer quoted by gunman hits back | AgL - Literary Agency | Agence Littéraire | Literatur-Agentur

    [...] concerned reader has sent me a post by Sunny Hundal on the Liberal Conspiracy blog,” Phillips wrote. “Hundal brings us what he clearly [...]

  300. nofrills ?????

    ??????????393?????????? ?Guardian?60??cite??????????1??????????????????????????????????????????????? / Oslo terrorist … http://htn.to/avU52C

  301. Graeme McKendry

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/o1SZFGq via @libcon

  302. TraditionalBritain

    It appears the Liberal-Left have decided Melanie Phillips is the devil incarnate. Haha. http://fb.me/15RctqdOb

  303. daniel montefusco

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/cLlJqf7 via @libcon

  304. Richard

    Inevitably. RT @libcon Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/04icUcU

  305. Carlton Reid

    Oslo terrorist's manifesto cited Jeremy Clarkson & a Daily Fail writer: http://bit.ly/qKcnKw (& Ghandi & Churchill, mind).

  306. Tim Holmes

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  307. Daily Mail columnist hits back over quotes in Norway gunman’s manifesto | Editors' Blog | Journalism.co.uk

    [...] hits back at Liberal Conspiracy blogger Sunny Hundal, who flagged up the references to her in a blog post yesterday. Hundal’s post included a disclaimer stating that “there is no suggestion [...]

  308. Bill Thompson

    @richardpbacon Not just Melanie Phillips but also Jeremy Clarkson! http://t.co/B1yVlB3 :-)

  309. James Eastwood

    @richardpbacon True: http://t.co/VBhcYdE (via @sunny_hundal)

  310. Staffroom Secrets | Blog | Daily Mail columnist hits back over quotes in Norway gunman’s manifesto

    [...] she hits back at Liberal Conspiracy blogger Sunny Hundal, who flagged up the references to her in a blog post yesterday. Hundal’s post included a disclaimer stating that “there is no suggestion [...]

  311. Mark Diffley

    @richardpbacon this is what you need to read re Breivik and Phillips from @sunny_hundal http://t.co/zZvKEUK

  312. IvanAllAbout

    Still trying to work out if "Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto" headline is from @theonion http://ow.ly/5NoOv #sadlynot

  313. Alec Style

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/hvEXFuG via @libcon

  314. Darcy Mitchell

    @JakeLSlater http://t.co/W7d6gLC via @encoreencore

  315. Alan O'D

    Oslo terrorist cited Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips in his 'manifesto', including a whole article http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y

  316. Blaming Mel Phillips For Norway Attacks « Islamophobia Watch Watch

    [...] Guardian reports that Melanie Phillips is outraged at the post by Sunny Hundal at Liberal Conspiracy which noted that her writings were cited by the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik in his [...]

  317. Oslo terrorist quotes Melanie Phillips in his manifesto « Urban Myth's

    [...] SOURCE [...]

  318. Daily Mail writer Melanie Phillips hits back at ‘crude smears’ after she is referenced in Norway killer manifesto | The Wire | Press Gazette

    [...] on her blog Phillips notes: “A concerned reader has sent me a post by Sunny Hundal on the Liberal Conspiracy [...]

  319. MELANIE PHILLIPS, THE POOR RACIST JEW, WHO SPEWS HATEFUL VENOM EVERYDAY, IS HURT AND WHINES; BLOODY HELL! Norway attacks: Writer quoted by gunman hits backDaily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips takes exception to ‘suggestion’ on blogs that her

    [...] concerned reader has sent me a post by Sunny Hundal on the Liberal Conspiracy blog,” Phillips wrote. “Hundal brings us what he clearly [...]

  320. sunny hundal

    @bellamackie libcon explains it all :) http://bit.ly/p7fJ7y and http://bit.ly/oRlEDr

  321. Ruaridh Nicoll

    Anders Behring Breivik, an idiot reader: http://t.co/B6jiUhL

  322. Ruaridh Nicoll

    Anders Behring Breivik, an idiot reader: http://t.co/B6jiUhL

  323. Aminatta Forna

    Apparently Breivik's manifesto quoted Melanie Philips on single mothers and immigration. http://t.co/4r8A36q

  324. Norway tragedy: The hard-right haters are still going on about Islam » Dentists in LA

    [...] to it. but, given that Breivik quoted extensively from right-wing UK newspapers in his ‘manifesto’, [...]

  325. Eoghan O'Neill

    Only just noticed this article by @sunny_hundal about the link btwn Breivik and @Mel_Phillips – there's a bit of a flap http://t.co/nEBVPnB

  326. wriggles

    Apparently Breivik's manifesto quoted Melanie Philips on single mothers and immigration. http://t.co/4r8A36q

  327. Ann Pettifor

    Just caught up with this: 'Oslo terrorist cites Melanie Phillips.' Quelle surprise! http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  328. Sean Fernyhough

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto http://t.co/9rTDfi4

  329. James McBean

    Just caught up with this: 'Oslo terrorist cites Melanie Phillips.' Quelle surprise! http://bit.ly/qKcnKw

  330. Anders Behring Breivik and the veil of ignorance | What else is there to tell?

    [...] and political context of Breivik, because we know what he is talking about, the articles in the Daily Mail that have gone around and around in his head, we are able instinctively to see him in proportion: mad, yes, but also a reminder that real [...]

  331. Elaine S

    @ColRichardKemp http://t.co/CR5Q01u I also read that the head of EDL is demandin a platform for them or else we in UK will have a Breivik

  332. Anders Breivik wasn’t a “lone wolf”, he was part of a movement « Wonders of Pakistan

    [...] fact that Anders Breivik quoted Daily Mail articles in his manifesto and forged links with the same anti-immigration groups lauded by our tabloid [...]

  333. Norway tragedy: The hard-right haters are still going on about Islam | Vehicles Spot

    [...] otherwise, it may give to it. But, given that Breivik quoted extensively from right-wing UK newspapers in his ‘manifesto’, [...]

  334. Graham Mullan

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/9Y3tnqp via @libcon

  335. Julian Petley

    Oslo terrorist cited Melanie Phillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/89inDVY via @libcon

  336. w.m o'mara

    Oslo terrorist cited #MelaniePhillips in his manifesto | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/DKxPGkM via @libcon #Breivik

  337. When a writer’s words have unintended consequences | AgL - Literary Agency | Agence Littéraire | Literatur-Agentur

    [...] is something we should all ask ourselves from time to time. The fact that the perpetrator of the Norwegian massacre, Anders Behring Breivik, quotes Melanie Phillips extensively in his manifesto should give all of us in the blogosphere pause – though it is not [...]

  338. When a writer’s words have unintended consequences | Indiacitys.com

    [...] is something we should all ask ourselves from time to time. The fact that the perpetrator of the Norwegian massacre, Anders Behring Breivik, quotes Melanie Phillips extensively in his manifesto should give all of us in the blogosphere pause – though it is not [...]

  339. Jeffrey Goldberg: 4-D Jews, 2-D Gentiles, 1-D Muslims | Augean Stables

    [...] might provoke the evil that cannot be named, or even at those who Jeffrey and friends believe might provoke the people who might provoke that evil that cannot be named. Jeffrey’s fears reveal more than his [...]

  340. Absolutely disgusting! - Page 13 - BabyandBump

    [...] Melanie Phillips, the mirror link to the article in the DM ABB quoted is no longer working though http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/07…his-manifesto/ Yep Melanie Phillips has claimed on several occasions that 'Mein Kampf' is sold in all Islamic [...]

  341. Barry Woods

    Good old Sunny.. linking people he doesn't't like for political purposes, to Norwegian killer @edyong209 @keithkloor
    http://t.co/wOR5VzRI

  342. Peter Martin

    Good old Sunny.. linking people he doesn't't like for political purposes, to Norwegian killer @edyong209 @keithkloor
    http://t.co/wOR5VzRI





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