Anders Behring Breivik the man who killed76 people in two terror attacks did not bring the carnage of one fanatically driven man, because everything seemed neatly planned and he claims to have worked alongside “two more” terror cells.
Friday’s atrocities seem to have been of secondary importance to Breivik. The slaughter was a kind of terrorist PR. That is how his rejected request for an open trial should be viewed: a failed attempt to reach a global audience with violent anti-Muslim propaganda. In fact, as claimed in his manifesto: “A trial is an excellent opportunity and a well-suited arena the Justiciar Knight can use to publicly renounce the authority of the EUSSR/USASSR hegemony and the specific cultural Marxist/multi-culturalist regime.”
He published a 12-minute video and 1,516 page manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” which contains a terrorist’s DIY kit – how to build bombs, operate weapons and so on.
In most cultures and religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, we are able to find people who think to be holier than the founder of that religion or who have grown and become increasingly dedicated to preserving their religious tradition. They do not always keep to the rules and regulations or to the teachings of the original originator of that religion. Some consider for example that the vast majority of Muslim fundamentalists are pious individuals who strictly follow the teachings of Mohammed, promote regular attendance at mosques, and promote the reading of the Qur’an. But I would more see groups that misuse the Quran and their power over other people who do not know enough what is really written in those scriptures. That is also what we see by a lot of fundamentalist Christians where we can a.o. find doom preachers who say a lot of awful things about others, use just a few Bible quotes out of context, but never do read a Bible chapter.
We can question when certain religions or people make a choice to limit others in their functions and well-being. Those persons who uniformly place a high priority on doctrinal conformity, with such force that it takes higher priority than love, compassion and service should also be questioned. Everybody who notices that a certain individual or group is going onto the road of preaching hate and behaving in a separate doctrinal seriousness, that love, service and compassion seem scarcely to even be a part of their thinking, should ring the alarm. When people start to claim that they are right to the exclusion of others, even all others, and that they, and they alone offer the path to salvation, others should know that there is something ‘itchy’. It goes totally wrong when exclusion is brought in against others even by wishing them serious difficulties or even death. An example is the attempt, by some Christian fundamentalist groups to shut down, by force, abortion clinics that are operating in accordance with the law. Some have gone so far as to threaten and intimidate employees, and even murder doctors working there. They justify their murder against the so called injustice of murdering the foetus.
Power, vanity, but also the possibility to let others think for you attracts people to a seemingly secure base of law and order. A fundamentalist need not think deeply about doctrine or be highly educated in it. As one Mormon leader once said to an audience of university students, “Don’t think for yourself. The thinking has already been done.” By most fundamentalist religions there is the thinking that God needs them, as if god could not do it on His own. God, whose measure is not ours, does not need humans to fulfil His plan. But those extremists even think Gods Plan cannot come to fulfilment without their action. They are such pretentious people that they think they are the only ones who can help God and that they are better than all the rest of humankind.
Anders Breivik also thought it necessary to be a crusader for God. He felt guilty if he would not take action against all those who refused to keep to a pure race of Christian people. According to himself he was a laid-back type and quite tolerant on most issues. But due to the fact that he had been exposed to decades of multicultural indoctrination, he felt a need to emphasise that he was not in fact a racist and never has been. He had a Nordic ideal, and for at least nine years, he meticulously crafted his plan to root out anyone different from him. His beliefs recall neo-Nazi politics that continue to linger throughout Europe, freshened with a new, 21st century toxicity.
We always have to remember how many Scandinavians collaborated with the Nazis and how we still can find many strong extremist groups over there. For some of them it is a sort of religion and a lot of what they do is accepted as the good thing to do for the cause.
The Norwegian who killed so many Norwegians has his name Breivik from Behring a pre-Christian Germanic name derived from Behr, the Germanic word for bear (or “those who are protected by the bear”). The world now needed to be protected by him.
For Breivik his government and the Nordic media capitulated to Islam years ago, after the Rushdie incident. Since then it has snowballed according to him. “Thousands of Muslims stream in each year through the asylum, institutions or family connections in Norway.” He said.
Being questioned: “If you were to use a word for the ideology or movement that you represent, what would it be?” He says: “Cultural conservatism, or a nationalist/conservative orientation known as the Vienna school of thought. As for the political movement, I would describe it as a national resistance movement, an indigenous-rights movement or even a right-revolutionary movement.”
For him his homeland had abandoned the thru Nordic spirit and taken on a cultural Marxists attitude. This treason could not be pardoned and the country needed a reprimand. But Breivik says, against all odds, if they gave up on multiculturalism tomorrow, if they stopped all Muslim immigration and started the deportation of all Muslims, he would forgive them for their past crimes. If they refuse to surrender until 2020, there will be no turning back and he talks than about a “We “will eventually wipe out every single one of them. Though he says he does not hate Muslims at all. He acknowledges that there are magnificent Muslim individuals in Europe. In fact, he has had several Muslim friends over the years, some who he still respects.
“Aber” This does not mean that he will accept an Islamic presence in Europe. Muslim individuals who are not assimilated 100% by 2020 he saw being deported as soon as he and others could have managed to seize power.
The strange thing is that he considers it to be a force of love. But that is just what fundamentalists give their way of doing so, having the excuse that they are driven by their love for the pure culture and in this instance Europe, European culture and Europeans.
We do have to be careful how we want to look at extremism and fundamentalism. When the media thought that the perpetrator had to be a Muslim extremist, the discussion focused on Islam. As soon as it turned out that the perpetrator was likely a Christian extremist, talk about religion vanished and was replaced with wild speculations about mental illness.
But not only is there the danger of Muslim fundamentalists, the growing number of Christian fundamentalists groups is something we have to take care of.
- Anders Behring Breivik – probably not a ‘fundamentalist Christian’ (waddell.wordpress.com)
these dreadful attacks were caused not by an Islamist, but by a self-professed Christian named Anders Behring Breivik. He described them as “gruesome but necessary” and pledged to explain why. Norwegian police say that while he has admitted the killings, he has not accepted criminal responsibility for them.
Christians, the world over, will hate the idea that the man who bombed Oslo, killing 8, and later shot dead 68 people on Utøya claims to be drawn from their community. I must disclose I am a Christian; it makes me feel deeply embarrassed, but not ashamed.I am not ashamed, because it is not Christian behaviour. It runs counter to the teachings of Christ, and it is not typical of Christian people.
- Norway Shooter-Bomber Not Christian, Probably Not Lone (dakotavoice.com)
anyone who is truly a Christian, who understands Christianity and God’s Word, knows there is no way in the universe that the evil animal (or animals) who committed those atrocious murders is anything remotely resembling a Christian, much less a Christian fundamentalist—which simply means a Christian who believes in the fundamental truths of the Bible without all the man-made extras that some “Christian” religions add to it. This lost, young man’s actions cannot in any way be considered the behavior of a Christian.
- Six Reasons Why Norwegian Mass Murderer Is NOT a Christian (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
He says he’s not religious: “Regarding my personal relationship with God, I guess I’m not an excessively religious man.” Over and over again, Breivik goes out of his way to make clear to readers of his manifesto that he is not motivated by Christian faith: “I’m not going to pretend I’m a very religious person, as that would be a lie. I’ve always been very pragmatic and influenced by my secular surroundings and environment…. Religion is a crutch for many weak people…I have not yet felt the need to ask God for strength, yet.”
- Norway Massacre: Modern Christian Terrorism? (setwatchman.com)
The 32-year-old who was baptised into the Protestant Church at age 15 of his own free will has grown increasingly disillusioned with the modern Church. He has shown support for an “indirect collective conversion” of the Protestant Church back to the Catholic Church.On the “Church” he blogged:“Today’s Protestant church is a joke. Priests in jeans who march for Palestine and churches that look like minimalist shopping centres. I am a supporter of an indirect collective conversion of the Protestant church back to the Catholic.”
- Breivik: A Living Definition Of Christianism (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
One of the core messages of Christianity is a rejection of worldly power. The core message of Christianism is, in stark contrast, the desperate need to control all the levers of political power to control or guide the lives of others. And so the notion that Breivik is a “Christian fundamentalist” seems unfair to those genuine Christian fundamentalists who seek no power over others (except proselytizing), but merely seek to live their own lives in accord with a literal belief in the words of the Bible.Notice the absence of real faith, which would recoil even at the very thought of killing innocents, but the pragmatic, cold-blooded useof faith as a psychological mechanism to enable mass murder.He did what he did, knowing it was evil, because of a passionate commitment to a political cause, which has become fused with a politicized parody of one religion, and with a passionate paranoid hatred of another one.
- Overheard on CNN.com: Should Breivik be called a Christian fundamentalist? (news.blogs.cnn.com)
“I find it interesting that when the terrorists are Muslims, people jump all over their faith, yet when they’re Christian, they say that their religion had nothing to do with their act of terrorism. Double standard much?”–WillH85
- Anders Breivik’s War on Multiculturalism (tinfoilhatman45.wordpress.com)
Anders Breivik is an excellent example of how extreme intolerance can breed hate and violence.
Breivik’s personal war on multiculturalism and liberal ideology is by no means unique nor is it an isolated incident. His tactics were tried and true; create a diversion, and go after the real targets; in this case, the children of the left wing Norwegian ruling elite, under the cover of the chaos created by the diversion. He followed a game plan put in place by many terrorists before him. If there were a hall of fame for domestic terrorism, Breivik would have a plaque right next to Timothy McVeigh.Breivik is an extreme extension of the right wing group mentality; there is an ever growing resistance across the globe toward immigrants, Muslims in particular, and Nationalism is becoming as strong as ever. There is a concerted effort by conservatives in almost every country to close their borders, as well as their societies, in order to protect their own from those “damn foreigners.”
- The Norway Terrorist (americandefenseleague.wordpress.com)
McVeigh’s bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City took place sixteen years ago. Unlike Muslim fundamentalists who theologically justify their acts of terrorism, McVeigh can not rightly be characterized as a “Christian terrorist,” because he was, by his own admission, not a committed Christian, and he carried out the attack not because God or the Bible commanded him to, but because he hated the U.S. government. And yet after all these years his name remains virtually the sole flimsy example that people have at the ready to challenge what they consider to be the stereotype of Islamic terrorism.Bruce Bawer, the author of Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom who lives in Norway, notes the broader concern that “legitimate criticism of Islam, which remains a very real threat to freedom in Norway and the West, has been profoundly discredited by association with this murderous lunatic.” As the European anti-jihad blogger Fjordmanputs it, Breivik
has scored a major victory for his opponents. An agent provocateur seeking to discredit the right-wing conservative sliver of the European political spectrum would have a hard time doing a better job… It is the perfect excuse to persecute and silence opposing voices… We’re heading for dark days.
- Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik faces a judge – and explains why he killed 76 people(The Independent)Related articles in the Independent:
- Anders Breivik is ‘insane’, says his lawyer
- The victims’ stories: young lives cut short by a merciless killer
- English Defence League warns UK could face attacks
- He should have turned the gun on himself, says father
- Dr Matthew Feldman: Slaughter was killer’s appetiser. It is the trial that is his main course
- Joan Smith: Fantasy warriors strike again
- Mohammad Usman Rana: Our multicultural democracy made us vulnerable
- The right-wing columnists in killer’s ‘manifesto’
- Letters: Norway shooting
- Behring Breivik sent his manifesto to Vlaams Belang lawmaker(Flanders News)One of the recipients of the email addressed to ‘Patriots of Western Europe’ is the Belgian far right lawmaker, Tanguy Veys. Veys, an MP for the Vlaams Belang party, has taken the email to the judicial services:”This is an email in which he (Behring Breivik) lauds his tome that is included as an attachment. It was sent an hour before the facts saying that he had such plans. He has sent his tome – some 4 Megabytes big – to me and several thousand other email addresses.”VRT News: are you familiar with the other recipients?
“No, no, no! There are no people among the recipients who I readily recognise. It is amalgam of European and other email addresses. It’s an amalgam of European and other email addresses.”
- An Interview with a Madman: Breivik Asks and Answers His Own Questions
Murderers don’t always fold under questioning. Even the most deranged killer can often remain implacable in the face of interrogators.
- Is ‘Christian fundamentalist’ label correct for Norway terror suspect? (smokesomething.wordpress.com)
Is he a “fundamentalist Christian,” though? In what way is this a verified as fact? I’m seeing it all over the place, but while his ideology is pretty clear, I’m not seeing (yet) where he is pronouncing himself a Christian, fundamentalist or otherwise; I’m not reading about church-affiliations. I’m sure if he has written anything that will emphasize his faith, we’ll be seeing it. He may very well be a “fundamentalist Christian”, but as of right now, I see nothing in the press to back it up beyond they’re saying so.
- Mass Murderer with Headshots? – UPDATED (patheos.com)
Some of the commenters at Althouse — who saw the page before it was taken down — suggest that it was fake:He’s a Norwegian nationalist guy. Why is the page in English, and why are the cultural products mentioned (books, TV, games) primarily English-language? I’m assuming the answer for being in English is that he wanted the biggest possible audience for presenting himself, but why the lack of Norwegian content? It seems like the Facebook page, which was very recently concocted, was created for our benefit, as part of his post-massacre publicity package. [. . .] What I find odd is that I got a chance to look at the FB page before it got shut down. There were no friends, no groups just a bunch of posts about music plus the odd interests in movies/games/tv that were 100% American.
- The Norwegian Terrorist Attack Vindicates The Islamic Faith for Once (socyberty.com)
While we have to mourn the youth and other Nrowegians who were mindlessly killed by Terrorist Breivik, it is probably time for the world to realize that the propensity to be a terrorist is a human vice that infects not just Muslims, but even Christian Fundamentalists. It would be a face saving act if the journalists who had already insinuated that the attack was the work of Alqaeda Muslims, retracted their statements and apologized to the Muslims this time round.