Oslo Suspect Wrote of Fear of Islam and Plan for War
by Steven Erlanger and Scott Shane
OSLO -- The Norwegian man charged Saturday with a pair of attacks in Oslo
that killed at least 92 people left behind a detailed manifesto outlining
his preparations and calling for a Christian war to defend Europe against
the threat of Muslim domination, according to Norwegian and American
officials familiar with the investigation.
As stunned Norwegians grappled with the deadliest attack in the country
since World War II, a portrait began to emerge of the suspect, Anders
Behring Breivik, 32. The police identified him as a right-wing
fundamentalist Christian, while acquaintances described him as a gun-loving
Norwegian obsessed with what he saw as the threats of multiculturalism and
Muslim immigration. . . .
In the 1,500-page manifesto, posted on the Web hours before the attacks, Mr.
Breivik recorded a day-by-day diary of months of planning for the attacks,
and claimed to be part of a small group that intended to "seize political
and military control of Western European countries and implement a cultural
conservative political agenda."
He predicted a conflagration that would kill or injure more than a million
people, adding, "The time for dialogue is over. We gave peace a chance. The
time for armed resistance has come." . . .
[Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang, when asked whether greater security measures were
needed, sternly rejected that notion: "I don't think security can solve
problems. We need to teach greater respect."--Glenn Greenwald, "An un-American response to the Oslo attack," salon.com,
July 28, 2011]
[The idea that Breivik acted alone is absurd: he had to have help, just on
logistical matters, never mind the financial side of such an operation.
Furthermore, it's hard - nay, impossible - to believe he kept the secret to
himself for nine years. In order to escape detection, and have the means to
carry off such a complicated operation, Breivik must have had some organized
assistance - and not from amateurs, by any means.--Justin Raimondo, "Anders Behring Breivik, Mystery Man," antiwar.com,
July 29, 2011]
[Jagland has also urged leading politicians to change their
terminology. He said the word "diversity" was better than
multiculturalism because the latter had become defined in different ways by
different groups. "We also need to stop using 'Islamic terrorism', which
indicates that terrorism is about Islam. We should be saying that terrorism
is terrorism and not linked to religion,"--Mark Townsend, "Nobel chairman warns Europe's leaders over 'inflaming
far-right sentiment'," antiwar.com, July 30, 2011]
[The European Union's 2010 Terrorism Situation and Trend Report had some
fascinating findings. It showed that of the 294 terror attacks committed in
Europe in 2009, only one was conducted by Islamists.--"FAREED
ZAKARIA GPS," CNN, July 31, 2011]
[But the biggest wrinkle in the Breivik saga involved his pro-Zionist,
pro-Israel beliefs. In his online manifesto he revealingly wrote, "So
let us fight together with Israel, with our Zionist brothers against all
anti-Zionists."--Michael Robeson, "The day
that didn't change a thing," atimes.com, September 11, 2012]