`Muslims are out to Islamicise Europe is a myth’

It is often used by conspiracy theorists to underline righteousness of their beliefs 2nd September 2011: Muslims are out to Islamicise Europe is a myth.
The Institute of Race Relations, in a press release, “Breivik, the conspiracy theory and the Oslo massacre” has claimed: `As the IRR’s Briefing Paper demonstrates, the myth, that Muslims, supported by liberals, cultural relativists and Marxists, are out to Islamicise Europe and that there is a conspiracy to impose multiculturalism on the continent and destroy western civilisation, are circulated daily on the internet, in extreme-right, counter-jihadist and neo-Nazi circles.

`Author Liz Fekete believes that it is high time all those in positions of power – particularly those in governmental, political and media circles – treated this Muslim conspiracy theory as seriously as they would anti-Semitism. For ‘The Muslim conspiracy theory bears many of the hallmarks of the "Jewish conspiracy theory"’, even though, ironically, ‘its adherents – some of whom were formerly linked to anti-Semitic traditions – have now become staunch defenders of Israel and Zionism’

The IRR said a thorough analysis and full documentation of the context and background to the Oslo massacre has been published by it.

Anders Behring Breivik was allegedly involved in two attacks, the first on government buildings in central Oslo, the second on the tiny island of Utøya, 38 kilometers from Oslo.

The press release asserts: `The murderer has already explained his motivations in court and in his 1,500-page manifesto 2083. A European Declaration of Independence.

`Breivik has said he targeted young Labour Party activists at Utøya island because it was necessary to wipe out the next generation of Labour Party leaders in order to stop the further disintegration of Nordic culture from the mass immigration of Muslims, and kick start a revolution to halt the spread of Islam.

The 25-page Briefing Paper includes: An analysis of the various elements in the Islamic conspiracy theory that Breivik drew on, its discursive frameworks, its key shapers and followers. Here certain intellectual currents within neoconservativism and cultural conservatism, and concepts such as clash of civilisations, Islamofascism, new anti-Semitism and Eurabia, are examined.

While these may not support the notion of a deliberate conspiracy to Islamicise Europe, they are often used by conspiracy theorists to underline the righteousness of their beliefs and actions.

An appendix of ‘Responses to the Oslo massacre’ from official statements to ripostes from counter-jihadists, extreme-right politicians and neoconservative political commentators.

Detailed documentation of anti-Muslim violence and related provocations throughout Europe in 2010 and 2011 including desecrations of mosques and Islamic cemeteries; petrol bombs and other attacks on mosques and worshippers; physical attacks and extreme-right campaigns.

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