Friday, 9 August 2013

No Big Surprise

According to press reports, Tamerlan Tsarnaev one of the Boston Bombers (the dead one), was a subscriber to publications espousing ‘white supremacy’ and ‘government conspiracy theories’ …. Why this is any sort of surprise is beyond me.

As far as I can see, any sort of extremist will find succour in other extreme groups ideas. The Far Right nationalist groups and those Far Left internationalist groups are very close to each other in methods, aims and ideas … just from different angles so to speak.

Political Circles

For example Adolf Hitler welcomed converts from the communist party saying “There is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it”, so he allowed converts from Communist parties to join the Nazi party because  ‘they didn’t have so far to leap', whereas he mistrusted the liberal middle-cases.  So the fact that a couple of self-styled radical Jihadists would be influenced by far right US conspiracy groups can hardly be a surprise.

  • The US far right believe that 9/11 was a government plot and that the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing was also a government conspiracy.
  • Apparently reading about Hitler's views on German Aryan supremacy Tsarnaev commented that "Hitler had a point".
Both these ideas are not unpopular in the Muslim world:

  1. If 9/11 was a secret US government conspiracy or plot, then obviously Muslims were innocent and the ‘War on Terror’ illegal. In fact it would amount to a blood libel against Muslims (oddly like the one believed by many anti Jewish propagandists in the Muslim worlds and beyond e.g. Hitler).
  2. Hitler’s book Mein Kampf is sold openly in the Muslim world where it’s something of a slow burning best seller in Bangladesh and Palestine. Its anti Jewish thoughts (and Hitler’s attempts to enact those thoughts) make it a popular work with those who share that belief.

So why it should be any kind of surprise that a white Chechen Jihadist who hated the US for its pro Israeli stance, would not find succour in the writings of those who agreed that the US government was in conspiracy to defame Muslims, or that Hitler’s views on the supremacy of Aryans over the Jews wouldn’t also evoke some agreement from him, is the mystery that only PC multiculturalists can answer.


  1. Your ideology wheel reminds me of Eddy Izzard's fashion wheel where totally uncool sits next to hyper-cool but you have to arrive there from the right direction. As you say, no big surprise.

    1. I guess those wheels can be used to illustrate many ideas ...


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