Thursday 16 August 2012

Breivik Manifesto Review: Pamela Geller

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik killed more than 70 people and was a right-wing extremist. An interesting case to point out is who was mentioned in his manifesto, and who perhaps inspired him. Here, we take a close look at the manifesto and highlight the English Defence League (EDL) and its affiliates.

Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller is a regular Islamophobic blogger, like her good friend Robert Spencer (who was also mentioned by Breivik). With him, she co-founded the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) groups. The SIOA has been labelled as a hate group.

He quotes Geller's work 13 times throughout his manifesto, and uses various snippets of her articles inside it too.

Anders also notes that he has been observing her/her work and regards her as a ‘decent human being’ (as well as other Islamophobes), saying,
Quote: ‘I have watched, for the better part of a year, a number of decent human beings including, but not limited to, Pamela Geller, Paul Belien, Diana West, the Baron and  Dymphna from the Gates of Vienna blog and many others, being at the receiving end of a vicious smear campaign from Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs which is unlike anything I have seen in my life.’
The SIOA group

Suggesting an online tactic, Breivik tells people to email groups such as the SIOA to ‘consolidate and grow the European resistance movement’, he asks,
Quote: ‘Please distribute this compendium to all individuals in the following groups (and similar “patriotic” groups - through their email’
Pamela's links with the EDL & the Islamophobia network

Pamela Geller is an affiliate of the far-right EDL. In this photograph recently taken in Sweden, Geller can be seen with other individuals who were key speakers at an Islamophobic event.

Right to left: Robert Spencer, EDL Deputy Kevin Carroll,
Pamela Geller and EDL leader Tommy Robinson

Coincidentally, all four of these individuals had links in Anders Breivik's manifesto. Spencer was cited and named, Breivik claimed he had EDL links, and Pamela's blog were also cited. They are part of the dangerous and intolerant Islamophobia network that Breivik supported.

These four (and their parties) are linked, their ideologies and work are similar, and they promote the fear of a faith based on personal and political hatred. Breivik was similar in thinking.

Pamela's dangerous email

On her blog, she received an email from an anonymous Norwegian, who claimed he/she/or they, were “stockpiling weapons”. The email read,
Quote: “We are stockpiling and caching weapons, ammunition and equipment. This is going to happen fast.”

Bloggers quickly reacted and printscreened. She remains uninvestigated.

Further reading:
  1. Breivik Manifesto Review: The EDL
  2. Breivik Manifesto Review: Robert Spencer
  3. Breivik Manifesto Review: SIOE


  1. Can the police do something about her? This is actually scary...

  2. Regarding referencing and citations, it is very difficult to do, due to the absence of page numbers in the manifesto.

    However, you may use Ctl + F (the Find option) to see where we got our quotes from if you need proof.

    Thank you. Admin.