Media Matters is reporting former Nixon staffer and long time uber-conservative talking head Pat Buchanan “has discovered in the insane bigotry that allegedly animated Anders Behring Breivik’s horrendous acts of violence in Norway a lesson about Europe and Islam that we maybe should take to heart.”
Just like fellow conservative Herr Glenn Beck, Buchanan, after the obligatory denunciation of Breivik as an “evil … cold-blooded, calculating killer,” says that Breivik’s motivation was “to bring attention to his ideas and advance his cause: a Crusader’s war between the real Europe and the ‘cultural Marxists’ and Muslims they invited in to alter the ethnic character and swamp the culture of the Old Continent.”
But wait, Buchanan doesn’t stop there; he actually goes out of his way to help the alleged terrorist make his point by writing that Breivik’s distorted vision of a grand conflict between European Muslims and Christians “may be right”.
Buchanan states, “As for a climactic conflict between a once-Christian West and an Islamic world that is growing in numbers and advancing inexorably into Europe for the third time in 14 centuries, on this one, Breivik may be right.”
So, the madman who killed more than 70 innocents is right? Buchanan’s history of racism is well known, he’s attacked everyone from Jews to illegal aliens to followers of Islam, but to have the same opinion – in any degree – with a pathological killer because you hate Islam is inexcusable. It’s time for Pat to fade away. MSNBC and anyone else who in the past has tolerated his race tainted commentary need to send him packing. For some time it’s been clear Buchanan’s views have been more and more addled, now he’s proven it.