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Comment by Sassan K. on July 24, 2011 at 6:56pm
I would like to add: right now is a sad time for the people of Norway and all our sympathies are with them - but this act of terror can not be used to play politics by those on the left by branding anyone who is against Islamic fundamentalism and sees this very real threat as somehow "supporting" this lunatic and maniac. To do so - would not only be wrong - but it would be despicable and low.
Comment by Joseph P on July 23, 2011 at 7:05pm

Well, the article has points.  The fundamentalist group that helped create the monster who did this will certainly write him off as a lone madman.

I'm similarly worried about what the ultra-conservatives are doing in this country.  The ultra-liberals have their own issues, but we don't have many of them, in this country.

Comment by Sassan K. on July 23, 2011 at 5:35pm
Mike, that had to be the biggest waste of my brain to read that diatribe. I think I lost brain cells while reading such utter nonsense written by that Islamic writer.
Comment by Ian Mason on July 23, 2011 at 11:19am
Death toll on Utøya now set at 85, in Oslo 7. The killer is now said to be a supporter of the (respectable) nationalist Fremskritts Parti and a farmer who recently ordered 3 tons of fertilizer. Fremskritts Parti have problems enough already as one of the leadership is up on charges for doing things with pubescent boys. A mad world, sometimes.
Comment by RustyBertrand on July 23, 2011 at 11:16am
Anders-Breivik Manifesto, not so nice (PDF)
Comment by Joseph P on July 23, 2011 at 10:17am

Great insights, Sassan.  I always love hearing from people who came to rationality from a different background.


ɟǝןıx, it takes on a slightly different tone when it's atheists arguing about Christianity and Islam.  It becomes a sort of reverse one-upsmanship, as each person vies for the status of having gone apostate from the more fucked up religion.  It's a perverse point of pride for lots of atheists.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 23, 2011 at 9:52am

He goes on:


I kept seeing that on internation media, but not Norwegian ones. However, I have some information now: He is a conservative christian who thinks that the modern Norwegian protestant church is a joke. In elections for local church counsils he always voted for the conservative candidates. I don't think fundamentalist is a correct description.

He had a raging hate for the left wing, regarding the socialist youth organisation and the anti-racism organisation as violent and suppressive of conservatives. (In fact they are active and insistent, but hardly aggressively violent.) The benign social-democrat youth organisation AUF that he tried to exterminate consists of nice, socially aware teenagers whose goal is to make society better for everybody. He refers to them as "Stoltenberg-Jugend". The people he shot at Utøya were between 14 and 19 years old.

Some years ago he was a member of the youth organisation of the far right party Fremskrittspartiet ("the Party for Progress", in the opinion of many a very ironic name) and later a member of the party itself, but he was not very active. Siv Jensen, the leader of that party said today that "Today we are all AUFers" allying with his victims, and rejects completely all that Breivik stands for. She felt very uncomfortable that he had been a member.

He was also a freemason, and his lodge is now looking into how the hell this man ever became a member.

He was a passionate (messianic?) far right political activist with a lot of lofty ideas about new conservative magasines etc, but people avoided him more and more as his plans were often "too good to be true". His first Facebook account was shut down because of offensive/racist content.

Comment by Candy Cooper on July 23, 2011 at 9:35am
Wasn't the bombing in OK city and the Uni Bomber's work for the same reasons? Nationalism and racism? This sort of thing isn't isolated to Europe, we have plenty of the same nuts right here.
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 23, 2011 at 9:15am

A friend just posted this about him.

The killer is the ethnic Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik (32 years old) from Hoff in western Oslo. Typical sheltered west end kid with background from economic highschool. In his late 20s he became more conservative, rabidly islamophobic and hostile to a multicultural society, something he has never experienced himself. He has called himself "nationalistic". Short story: he developed into a nazi. That he hated Brundtland is just confirmed. He called her "landsmorderen" (the murderer of the country), a wordplay on "landsmoderen" (the mother of the contry) which she is often called.

Two years ago he started a company with the goal of growing vegetables, something that gave hin easy access to fertiliser, the main component of the bombs. Looks like he hasn't had much income the last years, but he wasn't poor.

Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on July 23, 2011 at 9:11am
now the rivalry between Christianity and Islam evolved to rivalry between Atheists on the side of Christianity and Atheists on the side of Islam... I thought you are outside religion so please don't let yourselves worked up by it, OK?

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