There was a strange gathering in the European Parliament on 9 July, in a meeting that was unadvertised, listed simply as “Non Inscrit meeting”. It claimed to be about human rights and free speech, but was populated by hard line Islamaphobes, some of whom were singled out for praise by Anders Breivik. The meeting echoed with the unreality of Breivik’s beliefs. While Europe suffers under the financial crisis, the speakers had an entirely different view; that Islam and sharia law was the biggest danger the continent faces. Inside the room was a collection of anti-Islam extremists, including some referred to as ‘mentors’ of Anders Breivik, the mass killer currently on trial for 77 murders, including Ned May, founder of the ‘Gates Of Vienna’ website, cited by Breivik 86 times in his manifesto and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff who also received the approval of the Norwegian killer and was fined by an Austrian court in February for “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion.” (…) Another attendee keeps an updated webpage of the writings of Peder Jensen, better known as Fjordman, whose belief that Muslims were secretly planning to take over Europe inspired Breivik, who quoted him 111 times in his manifesto. Also present was Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the name of a football hooligan Tommy Robinson as a pseudonym. Yaxley-Lennon, best known as leader of the English Defence League, was speaking as Deputy Leader of the British Freedom Party, whose leader couldn’t make the gathering. The party is believed to have less than 200 paying members. The EDL head looked sweaty and nervous as he gave a speech to the audience, where he played down his criminal record and made a series of lurid claims, including alleging that Muslims had “beaten and drove out of town” Luton’s Jewish population, adding, “There’s not one Jew left in Luton.” This news will come as a surprise to the thriving Luton Hebrew Congregation, who opened a new synagogue in 2010.
via neurope.eu: ‘Breivik’s mentors’ in European Parliament