Bruce Bawer

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Bruce Bawer (31 October 1956–) is an American Islamophobic author and conspiracy theorist. He is well known for several anti-Muslim books, such as While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within (2006). In his 2011 manifesto, Anders Behring Breivik named Bawer as one of his main idols.[1] In his 2011 book The New Quislings: How the International Left Used the Oslo Massacre to Silence Debate About Islam, Bawer compares the left in Norway to the Nazis and claims the left are using the Breivik massacre to silence "criticism of Muslims." He also claims that "over the years innumerable Norwegian teenagers have been killed by muslims," although the police in Norway have never heard of any of these supposed murders. He is also a proponent of the "Eurabia" conspiracy theory.[2] Bawer is a regular contributor to the far-right website, which is described by the Financial Times as "a website rife with anti-Muslim and hard right rhetoric."[3] According to the Norwegian professor Arnulf Hagen, Bruce Bawer is also a frequent contributor to the blog Gates of Vienna under the nom de plume "The Observer."[4]

He also wrote an extremely racist screed against the Roma in FrontPage Magazine.


  1. De var Breiviks helter, Dagbladet
  2. Kaller venstresiden Quislinger,
  3. Andrew Ward; Robin Wigglesworth (2011-07-25). "Killings sure to stir immigration debate". Financial Times.
  4. Arnulf Hagen, Ideologiske slektninger, Dagsavisen