April 3, 2011, - 1:38 pm

Don’t Buy Anti-Israel, Pro-HAMAS Author Henning Mankell’s Novels

By Debbie Schlussel


Every Friday Night and Saturday, as I am enjoying the Jewish Sabbath, I like to read crime novels, mysteries, and thrillers (in addition to history books).  But Henning Mankell’s books will never be among them.  That’s because he’s an open supporter of Islamic terrorism, was part of the HAMAS Gaza flotilla, last year, and is vehemently anti-Israel and anti-Semitic.

Henning Mankell Mocks Israeli Fence Against Terrorism, @ Abu Dhabi Judenrein Book Fair

You may have heard of Mankell, because his latest detective mystery was just released, to glowing reviews in People, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and elsewhere.  They all rave over Mankell and Detective Kurt Wallender, the hero of many of his books.  With the success of the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson’s novels, all of which have been made into successful movies, publishing houses and Hollywood are on the lookout for the next big Scandinavian author to promote and turn into John Grisham.  They seem to have settled on Mankell, who is already quite popular and has sold over 30 million books, translated into many different languages.

But, like most celebrated Scandinavian crime writers, Mankell is far left and openly hateful of Israel.  Mankell was aboard the HAMAS flotilla to Gaza, last May, meant to provoke and injure Israeli soldiers, and yet Israel stupidly still allows him within its borders.  The guy should be behind bars.  Mankell repeatedly calls for sanctions against Israel.  And he’s called Israel “apartheid” in an anti-Semitic op-ed he wrote in the Swedish Aftonbladet newspaper.

Recently, Mankell said he wanted to block his books from being translated into Hebrew, even though his books are best-sellers in Israel.  Sadly, I don’t think that happened, and foolish Israelis continue to buy this modern-day Nazi’s books.  Mankell’s books also sell in the United Arab Emirates and other Muslim countries, where Israelis and Jews with Israeli stamps on their passports are banned, as are their books.  Israel, for example, could not have any of its authors participate in the Abu Dhabi book fair, where the real apartheid goes on and where such apartheid allowed Mankell to hold court.  Apparently, Judenrein ain’t a problem for this self-professed scholar in apartheid.

Mankell’s own country, Sweden, is already overrun with Muslims threatening and caught trying to carry out Islamic terrorist attacks on his own fellow countrymen.  Most of those attacks are meant to silence Swedish newspapers (for reprinting the Danish Mohammed cartoons) and others trying to enjoy the same speech rights that made Mankell wealthy beyond his wildest dreams.  And that’s not to mention the fact that Jews must leave their homes in Malmo to escape Muslim violence, and Israeli tennis players must play to an empty stadium under heavy guard to avoid Islamic terrorism. That’s not apartheid??? But instead of speaking out against that and against those who’ve overrun his own home, he’s out aiding and abetting the same Islamic terrorists who do their bidding on behalf of HAMAS in Israel.  When the Muslims finally take over Sweden completely–which really isn’t that far off in the future–Mankell will be among the rest of the slaughtered infidels, treated no better for his treasonous bidding on their behalves.

Henning Mankell, this idiotic pan-Islamic socialist, is already a multi-millionaire.  Let him give his money to the “poor, downtrodden” Palestinians.  In the meantime, when it comes to his books, print and electronic, keep your pocketbooks and wallets shut.

In the past, I’ve written about anti-Israel authors crime and mystery novelists who put their politics on the page, including John Le Carre and Richard North Patterson.  I suspect that, soon, even Detective Wallander won’t escape the stink of his creator, the sleazy Henning Mankell.

*** UPDATE: I forgot to mention (and have added above) that there is true Judenrein apartheid in Mankell’s own country of Sweden, as I’ve noted in the recent past on this site, the Jews of Malmo, who’ve been forced to leave their homes to survive Muslim violence there, and that’s not to mention the Israeli tennis team that had to play to an empty stadium under heavy guard to avoid violence from Sweden’s Muslims.

Also one of my Scandinavian Facebook friends, Pål Dugstad (join me on Facebook) notes that Henning Mankell told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet:

What would Europe have been without Islamic culture? Nothing.

What an idiot! Yup, said with a straight face. Send him with a one way ticket to Gaza and drop him there.

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36 Responses

Thank you. I will spread the word!

Karen on April 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I never heard of this guy.

I don’t read fiction anymore, but I love books by Ed McBain. Great writer and his books were awesome.

I never knew that about Patterson. Never read his books. Glenn Beck had him on his show when he was on Headline News.

Skunky on April 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    If you like a Jewish mystery, Faye Kellerman’s novels are great and teach a lot about Judaism.

    Her husband Jonathan is a highly regarded mystery writer.

    And their oldest son has just published his own mystery novels to great acclaim.

    NormanF on April 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    For a pro-Israel thriller writer, try Peter Abrahams. For a pro-Christian, EXCELLENT (I think she should win the Nobel Prize for Literature) novelist, try Susan Howatch.

    Miranda Rose Smith on April 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

Yup… ScandoIslamia is infested with intellectuals who whitewash Islamic barbarism and bash Israel.

43 people where killed at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan. That’s a quietist Islamic sect with mystical beliefs.

Don’t look for Henning Mankell to have a word to say about what his fave Muslims do to each other.

After all, its Israel that lets things get out of hand in the Middle East.

In truth, all the clues are there and don’t expect Mankell or his fictional hero to tell us the truth.

Not in this lifetime.

NormanF on April 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Debbie from this douchebag’s point of view being pro Muslim is winning. The Jews buy his books either way and he is celebrated at home and abroad. If he was pro Israeli he’d be tarred, feathered and hunted down. Perhaps the Mossad should make the choices these guys make more interesting. Also if you are ever in the area do text me as I would like you to show you my collection of Yiddishkeit and to have you meet Mordechai, my pet circus flea.

A1 on April 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    A1 i couldn’t agree more. always wondered why the mossad doesn’t clandestinely deal with vermin like this. farrakhan, chomsky, mankell, etc. some would be harder to get to than others, i imagine farrakhan has a coterie of guards. at the top of my list would be the self-hating jews like noam chomsky. i’d name the project truth or consequences, maybe truth or dare?

    drdean on April 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    i second that emotion. the mossad should clandestinely go after vermin like him who have a large public forum to spread their lies and hatred for israel and jews. i’d name the project truth or consequences. some would be easy to reach, others like farrakhan may have a coterie of security personnel to outmaneuver. at the top of my list would be self-hating jews like noam chomsky. the mossad seems to only target those who have in fact committed terrorist crimes of murder, but i think those that spew hatred and lies to a large audience do more harm in the long run. i remember when the JDL used to make people think twice about denigrating israel and the jewish people.

    drdean on April 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I don’t read novels. Most novels today are pieces of scatological garbage. Turgid writing, weak plots, and imbecilic endings, if there is an ending. In fact, I do not like most moviews for the same reason. Today’s novels reflect today’s culture: shallow and weak.

Give me a good biography or history book any day of the week.

Jonathan Grant on April 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Small correction- the Mohammed cartoons were from a Danish newspaper, not Swedish. I remember the small “Buy Danish” movement as a gesture of support for the bravery of the editorial team of the paper, Jyllands Posten. Otherwise, I’d never have found out that Legos come from Denmark.

R: Yes, but Swedish newspapers ran them, too. Also, Danes are NOT brave. In fact, they and their unions regularly boycott Israel, as I’ve noted on this site. Do NOT buy Legos and help them.
Please read:

Robert on April 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Who said National Socialism was dead as long as you have characters like Henning Mankell around? His desire to not have his works translated into Hebrew really revealed this, since that does go beyond being anti-Israel.

Worry01 on April 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm


Henning Mankell: “What would Europe have been without Islamic culture? Nothing.”

If he had replaced the word “Islamic” with “Jewish”, he would be exactly correct. As it stands, he is an idiot, just like Debbie said.

JeffE on April 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Islamic science, such as it was, was a very fleeting thing that was parasitic. Once Islam had gotten a firm grip(massive conversions)on an area, innovation ended. Also, Islam has been more than happy to take credit for things they learned from the Chinese and Indians they came in contact with, as was the case with Algebra(Chinese and Indian) or “Arabic Numerals(Indian/Hindu)”. Ijtihad was the domain of heretics and infidels, and was eventually snuffed out.

    Worry01 on April 4, 2011 at 2:40 am

      After Islam completed its conquests, there no longer seemed any need to learn anything new.

      They may have billions of followers but apart from rape, theft, terrorism and mass murder, its hard to name one positive contribution they have made to the betterment of mankind.

      I’m still waiting for them and their apologists to show it to us without bringing in their hatred of the West, the Jews and Israel. That appears to be a tall order.

      NormanF on April 4, 2011 at 2:51 am

Another informative post Debbie. Thanks

Brian on April 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Everyone should try to buy AMERICAN or ISRAELI. And with few exceptions, if it is not made in America or Israel, and you don’t really need it, DON’T BUY IT.

Very hard to do, but worth a try.

Jonathan E. Grant on April 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Ah, the descendants of the Vikings who enslaved millions of Europeans and sold them to Muslims during the Dark Ages…

Philip_Daniel on April 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm

They used to famous for meatballs, now it’s the Swedish Nutball.

Oslo Down Dirty Shame on April 4, 2011 at 12:19 am

Never heard of this guy, and other than Perry Mason, haven’t found many good detective authors.

Do the Danes still boycott Israel even after the cartoon flare-up w/ Muslims worldwide?

Infidel Pride on April 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Yup… Europe is a lost cause.

    The anti-Semitic native Europeans alive today will be gone in a few generations and the barbarians who will take over won’t appreciate their legacy.

    All that will be left of European civilization will be glories no one cares for or wants to remember.

    Mankell is as Spengler wrote a century ago, the apotheosis of why the West is now in relentless decline.

    NormanF on April 4, 2011 at 2:57 am

I long ago figured out that there is nobody alive stupid enough to believe Israel is an apartheid country. People call Israel, which has no miscegenation laws and where Jews and Arabs ride the same buses, eat in the same restaurants, study in the same classrooms, an apartheid country out of projection, because they want to ban and ostracize Jews. Pretty soon, the Moslems will demand (and get)Sweden and Mr. Mankell will find out what real apartheid is and how much freedom of speech one enjoys under that Moslem culture that he claims Europe owes so much to.

Miranda Rose Smith on April 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

he looks like a weasel…

howard roark on April 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

What a bastard. How does Israel rationalize letting that guy come to their country? Probably the same way our country lets Ahkmdenijad and other criminals into ours.

samurai on April 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Samurai – some Jews are just incredibly stupid.

That’s not an indictment of Israel or the Jewish people. Its just an observation that some Jews don’t recognize or don’t care there are those who wish to do them harm.

I am no fan of Palin but she did get one thing right when she visited Israel last month? “Why are you apologizing?,” she asked.

Jabotinsky posed the same question a century ago. Its time Jews started acting like they owe the world nothing. They don’t have to sit to be lectured to by the descendants of those who butchered them.

If anything, it should be the other way around!

NormanF on April 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

NormanF: one word – KA-CHING.

The problem is that in the age of Broadband Bushido, we have lost our proverbial “thick skin”. If everyone where to have that quality, Israel would have shown up at the Emirates book fair, the Jews of Malmo wouldn’t be afraid to leave their homes and the Afghans would have just let out a massive “meh” when a marginal pastor burned a Koran.

Let’s face it. We’re a stupid species.

The Reverend Jacques on April 5, 2011 at 5:57 am

A couple of more missives – correct me if I’m wrong.

In WW v.2 the Danes barely did anything while under Nazi occupation. They either played dumb under the guise of “passive resistance” or simply carried on with life as usual.

Most Scandinavian countries contributed to the Nazi war machine. The Nordic SS legions were very effective.

Just like all the other “captive” countries under Nazi occupation, they all turned tail when they realised that a) Hitler was delusional; b) they weren’t being paid enough for their loyalty; and c) the Nazis started losing stupidly.

Ideologies, like organised religion, breed stupidity.

The Reverend Jacques on April 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

The “fence” Mankell is mocking is ILLEGAL

machete joe on April 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Yessir, Gaza might not be such a bad place to send him. Plenty of crime there to give him ideas for plots.

Little Al on July 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Thanks for the info, Debbie!

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dormitorio infantil on October 2, 2014 at 2:52 am

Henning Mankell, this is not a stupid one, but he’s even more than that ! He don’t like yo listen to the truth, he’s walking like a blind man, and he’s also so naive like all others who love to listen to lies of the Arabic Muslim Palestinian, who are trying to make Israel so black !
We as Israelies and Jews, we built a great country and after so many years of violence and war from those Muslim Terrorist who was acting the same as that danger ISIS ! People around the world doesn’t know it, but most of the Palestinians 95 % supporting ISIS ! More than that , more than 5000 Palestinian are fighting today with the ISIS ! Ask that Henning Mankell if he knows. It ? I’m sure that this man one day will wake up from his dreams.
But Israel will never forgive that Man who is so. Anti Jews and Israelies ! Our organization will stop him from to come into out great country !

Uzi Abraham on September 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Here you’ll the truth about Israel, from a Palestinian Basem Eid his name,
He’s very famous enough man

Uzi Abraham on September 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm

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