This is the video manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian right-wing Christian extremist who on Friday apparently detonated a bomb in downtown Oslo, killing 7 and injuring dozens, and then went to the small island of Utoya dressed as a police officer and proceeded to brutally mow down some 86 kids attending a Labor Party summer camp…
According to Norwegian authorities, Breivik has calmly confessed to his horrendous crimes. Apparently, this guy fancied himself some sort of crusading teutonic Templar knight, an ultra-nationalist bent on ‘destroying multi-culturalism’ and ‘restoring Christendom’ to Europe… by starting the Nordic version of Armageddon… Sound vaguely familiar?
While even in the U.S. this sort of despicable act would be shocking, to peaceful and orderly Norway this is nothing short of a cataclysm!
I offer, and I’m sure we all offer what small condolence we can to the families and friends of the innocent slain and injured, and indeed to all the good people of Norway, who while famous for their stoicism, are today engulfed in grief and tears… but who to their credit remain unpanicked and unbowed.
When the Oslo bombing news first broke, it seemed reasonable to suspect Islamic jihadi terrorists, but now it seems that this atrocity came from exactly the opposite end of the religious-political spectrum.
From the video ‘manifesto’ above and these personal diary excerpts:
The Telegraph (UK): Norway shooting: Anders Breivik’s diary of terror, the most striking thing to me is the apparently mundane ‘matter of fact’ nature of Breivik’s rationalisation and general state of mind!. He doesn’t seem to be scattered or insane at ALL, and yet clearly he’s quite mad! I understand that despite his confession, he plans to plead not guilty at his arraignment. No doubt he’s hoping for a public platform to spew his hate.
I can only shake my head in wonder and disgust. I just don’t GET IT.