Terrorism Hits Humanism of Norway
By Sadanand Patwardhan
27 July, 2011
Anders Behring Breivik ( ABB ). It was an unknown name to the world at large just 5 days ago. This terrorist gained instant infamy when he, probably acting in concert with others, bombed central Oslo square killing 8 people, and later supposedly drove down and then took boat to reach Utoeya Island to mercilessly gun down another 68 young people at a youth camp of ruling Labour Party. How long he took to make the journey between bombing Oslo and starting his shooting spree on Utoeya Island is not known, and would be a subject of police investigation; but reportedly Norwegian police took some 90 minutes to complete it, in part because of breakdown of boat in which they were travelling.
Prior to ABB's rise to infamy, Hans Rustad, Editor of Norwegian Right wing site “ http://www.document.no/ ” says, ABB was a regular contributor in 2009 & 2010. Moreover, he had uploaded his magnum opus treatise ‘ 2083 -A European Declaration of Independence ' running into over 1000 pages on the internet. Surprise is that he was still *unknown* to even the vaunted security agencies of US, UK, France, Israel, and the burgeoning security industry; who all pride on their Cyber sleuthing skills. Most noteworthy and foremost among them is “ https://news.siteintelgroup.com/ ”. It is not only the * mother source * of all terror news, but has turned * Terrorism News * into a lucrative business proposition. It charges US$ 349.00 only for a year's access to its storehouse of Jihadist photos, videos, and News. This is what it says about itself.
In the days immediately after ABB went on rampage there were and still are *much speculative* theories in media about his modus operandi of a *lone wolf*, who is *Hunting alone*. As if to buttress these theories with an *authenticated evidence, the following evidence turned up on this site on 25 th July.
Then, this was followed next day with news about some password protected Jihadi forum, which chides European Muslims saying they should be ashamed that such terror attack was carried out by a non-Muslim and not them.
Site-Intel-Group missed ABB because its radar was not tracking him; in fact, it avoids such non-Muslim terrorists. Site-Intel-Group seems to specialise in making Non-Muslim terrorists look like Muslim-Terrorists. If that fails, then it tries to make them look like “Angel Avengers” of real and/ or cooked up acts of Jihadists. For it, Terrorism=Jihad, Jihad=Terrorism.
The coverage of Norway terror attacks is in stark contrast to acts of terrorism anywhere else that are attributed to Islamist or Jihadist. Even in this case, probably as some victims of terror were still agonising in the throes of death, the security experts on BBC and other networks were already pontificating on how Islamist were behind the gruesome attacks. In this case, most of the accounts have subtle suggestions of a man aggrieved by Islam and thereby driven to act in fit of insanity. His lawyer has already hinted that plea of insanity will be the defence strategy. Christian Monitor had the temerity to suggest that ABB was gagged by the court . Would such *disingenuous defence* have sprung up in case this horror act was indeed committed by a Muslim? This is a point to ponder for everyone. ABB was anything but insane. He planned his attacks very well: buying or hiring a farm to source *key ingredient* for bomb legitimately –nitrogenous fertilizer, bombing Oslo, and finally arriving at the Utoeya Island as a police officer to check security in the wake of Oslo bomb blast. These are not crazed acts. By all accounts, he also comes out as a lucid, well read & intelligent person from his postings on the internet. So much so that a right wing professor from US has words of praise for his strategic thinking. Now, if he has done all this singlehandedly, as the already popularized *theory* by the media would have everyone believe; then he would have to be the sanest terrorist around . Was he acting alone?
A lot of commentary has already appeared from various quarters. Instead of adding to the bytes, I have collected some relevant material at one place for anybody to make an informed judgement. The presentation below has following 7 sections: (i) Introductory Observations (ii) Norway's Middle East Initiative (iii) Humanistic Norwegian Official Response (iv) Media Spin on the Terrorist Attack (v) Key Investigation Areas (vi) Views of Terrorist Anders Behring Breivik (vii) Defenders of Anders Behring Breivik .
Introductory Observations .
>> Some of ABB's views ( "His main enemy is not Muslims , but multiculturalists and what he calls cultural Marxists ) scarily shadow the Indian establishment's point of view: *If you can't get the Maoists, then get those who expose government's unconstitutional and inhuman ways of fighting the insurgency as “Maoist Sympathizers*. He considered decimating the cultural Marxists as the first step towards *de-Islamising* Europe.
>> You tube has all kinds of videos *showing gruesome acts* of Taliban/ Jihadist and so on, but according to Reuters it promptly took off a < video called " Knights Templar 2083 " > in which Terrorist-ABB says, < " Before we can start our crusade we must do our duty by decimating cultural Marxism " >.This is exactly how Hitler & Nazi operated. They first decimated all the opposition within the country on the slogans of Racial Purity, Anti-Semitism, and Patriotism, before they committed even single act of aggression outside their borders. It is also a little known fact that even the German Church was subverted and called Reich Church that replaced Bible with Mein Kampf , Cross with Swastika , and priests with Nazi preachers.
Norway's Middle East Initiative .
< 18 th July – 4 days prior to terror attacks : “The fundamental Norwegian view is that a people have the right to use UN institutions to clarify questions about the legitimacy of their status in the world . We are opposed to denying this to the Palestinians”, FM Støre told NRK . Yesterday's developments included him supporting the Palestinians' right to self-determination without formally endorsing any possible UN resolution. “I believe that there is only one answer with the strong Palestinian commitment in the Labour Party and the Coalition Parties,. Norway must support recognition and back the proposal ”, said Eskil Pedersen of the Left-Wing Workers' Youth Federation >. – The Foreigner .
< The United States and Israel have opposed Abbas's plan, backed by the Arab League , to bring the Palestinians' long quest for statehood to a vote in New York. Abbas said on Monday the plan was still on. Norwegian diplomats said UN membership would require approval by the Security Council, where the United States holds veto power , but that a resolution on statehood could go straight to the UN General Assembly . Stoere said Norway would decide how to vote after reading the exact proposal but left little doubt about his inclination >.
< Serious diplomatic conflict: Israel is accusing the Norwegian government of funding and encouraging blatant anti-Israel incitement. According to reports received by the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, the Trondheim Municipality is funding a trip to New York for students taking part in the “ Gaza Monologues” play , which “deals with the suffering of children in Gaza as a result of the Israeli occupation.” The play, written by a Palestinian from Gaza, will be presented at the United Nations headquarters. It joins an exhibition by a Norwegian artists displayed in Damascus, Beirut, and Amman, with the help of Norway's embassies in Syria , Lebanon , and Jordan . The exhibition shows killed Palestinian babies next to Israel Defense Forces helmets, which are reminiscent of Nazi soldiers' helmets, and an Israeli flag drenched in blood. The Norwegians are also helping the distribution of a documentary film called “ Tears of Gaza ” to festivals across the world. According to the Foreign Ministry, the film deals with the suffering of Gaza's children as well, without mentioning Hamas, the rockets fired at Israel, and Israel's right to defend itself. > - Itamar Eichner .
Humanistic Norwegian Official Response . (ABB despised humanism)
Picture shows Foreign Minister greeted at the youth camp on Utoeya Island days before with a banner announcing “Boycott Israel” .
< I think that I will never be able to explain it fully to myself how this could happen, the horror that so many people experienced at that island on Friday. I think that this will change Norway. We'll have a Norway before and a Norway after the bomb and the killings. Even after these terrible incidents, (Norway) will be an open society . > - Jens Stoltenberg , Prime Minister Norway.
< Today, people (Nearly 200,000 people participated in a memorial Monday in downtown Oslo to honor the victims) turned out to show that this town is ours and we don't accept this . We're going to punish him with democracy and love . > - Fabian Stang , Mayor of Oslo .
< "It's very important that we have an open and critical discussion about how all sections of society handle a situation. ... But there's a time for everything, and we have been fully focused and continue to be focused on taking care of all those that have been affected. > - Knut Storberget , Justice Minister .
Media Spin on the Terrorist Act .
< The killer behind Friday's bloodletting in Norway is a boyishly handsome , blond-haired anti-Islamic nationalist interested in politics , violent video games and the T.V. show "Dexter ". > - NY Daily News .< the suspect being accused in both incidents, 32-year-old Anders Breivik, has been silenced by the court today , despite his request that the media be present at his hearing so that he could explain to the whole world why he did it > - Christian Post .
< The 32-year-old suspected of gunning down scores of young people at a summer camp and setting off a bomb in downtown Oslo that killed at least seven is a mystery to investigators : a right-winger with anti-Muslim views but no known links to hardcore extremists > - Fox News .
< Breivik maintains that he committed the acts but denies that he's committed any crime . He reportedly told the court that he committed the attacks in order to “save Norway and Western Europe ” and accused the nation's leading Labour Party of bringing in a “mass import of Muslims. ” > - Christian Post .
< he didn't belong to any known factions in Norway's small and splintered extreme right movement , and had no criminal record except for some minor offenses. Neo-Nazi groups carried out a series of murders and robberies in Scandinavia in the 1990s but have since kept a low profile. "They have a lack of leadership . We have pretty much control of those groups the police official told AP > - Fox News .
< but a rough portrait of Breivik as a politically-engaged man with strong views has emerged. The shooter belongs to "right-wing circles" . he is a "self-described nationalist who has also written a number of posts critical of Islam > - NY Daily News .
< "He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary ", lawyer Geir Lippestad > - Reuters .
< Though Anders Breivik is in custody for allegedly going on a mass bombing and shooting spree that claimed at least 76 lives in Norway Friday, he claims the threat of violence is not over and reaches far beyond Europe .> - ABC News .
< "Any self-appointed Justiciar Knight has been given the authority by [ Knights Templar ]... to act as a judge , jury and executioner until the free, indigenous peoples of Europe are no longer threatened by cultural genocide., said Anders Breivik". But anyone appointing themselves Justiciar Knights may be joining a fictitious group . >- ABC News
< "This whole case has indicated that he's insane ." –Defence Lawyer Geir Lippestad > - Calagary C-TV .
< A Twitter account attributed to the suspect has also emerged but it only has one post, which is a quote from the philosopher John Stuart Mill: " One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests." >. Telegraph .
Key Investigation Areas .
< “The accused has made statements today that require further investigation, including that 'there are two more cells in our organization '." > - Kim Heger , Judge, Oslo.
< He is willing to offer information to police about two other active "cells" of his organization in Europe and several others abroad in exchange for better prison condition s. - police prosecutor > - ABC News
< Authorities were questioning witnesses about reports of a second gunman , but the police official said it wouldn't be impossible for one man to carry out the attacks on his own > - Fox News .
< But according to Norwegian investigators and U.S.-based fringe group databases , such a group may only exist in Breivik's head . > - ABC News
< NORWEGIAN police say they've found and detonated a cache of explosives at a farm rented by the gunman. "We thought it better not to move them and they were destroyed on the spot in a controlled explosion . But they've refused to disclose the quantity or nature of the explosives . > - Herald Sun .
< The company was set up to cultivate vegetables, melons, roots and tubers, Norway 's TV2 says, and speculation in local media is rife that through such a link he may have had access to fertiliser , an ingredient used in bomb-making >.
Views of Terrorist Anders Behring Breivik .
< " Before we can start our crusade we must do our duty by decimating cultural Marxism ," said a caption under the video called " Knights Templar 2083 " on the YouTube website, which took down the video on Saturday. > - Reuters .
< Let us hope that the US (Democratic and Republican party) allows us, their European cultural and economical crown vassals , to liberate ourselves and deport the Muslims without them militarily intervening . We shouldn't forget that we have many allies in the US including a sizable faction of the Republican Party . There are signals that might indicate that the US will not intervene militarily after we begin liberating ourselves in the coming decades. We must continue to work close with our US allies to prevent this from happening. > - 2083 A European Declaration of Independence . It seems he is voicing his fears of what NATO did under US leadership in Yugoslavia in 1990s .
< “ You might know them as environmentalists , enviro-communists, eco-Marxists, neo-Communists or eco-fanatics. Then you might know them as groups that advocate for animal rights , human rights , feminism and anti-racism . They all claim they want to save the world from global warming but their true agenda is to contribute to create a world government lead by the UN or in other ways increase the transfer of resources (redistribute resources) from the developed Western world to the third world >. – Crickey.Com
< Among the strange claims he makes in the document, Breivik estimates Canada has a rather low ranking of 35 on his 100-point scale of "sexual ethics" and also claims Canada's fertility rate amounts to a " baby deficit " because women seek out education and economic independence instead of having children > - Vancouver Sun .
< "He writes mostly about what Americans call the cultural war ; focused on immigration , demography , identity , and politics in the broader sense," Norwegian right-wing site called Document.no in 2009 and 2010, the editor of the site Hans Rustad. "His main enemy is not Muslims, but multiculturalists and what he calls cultural marxists ." > - Fox News .
< "The strategy was to target the next generation of political leaders to send a message to the wider group. The strategy is sometimes called "politicide." Naomi Klein > - Vancouver Sun .
Defenders of Anders Behring Breivik.[ To be sure, Professor MacDonald has some quibbles with Breivik for failing to call out the “Jewish media control” in Norway (and in Europe and America) , but in general the attack on multiculturalism is spot-on: ] – DailyCos.Com “ Kevin MacDonald, Professor of Psychology at Cal State Long Beach , writing on the conservative eZine Alternative Right , admires Anders Breivik for his analytic skills and clarity of thought : ” (His views follow in 3 segments).
< It remains to be seen what the long term effect of his actions will be. There is certainly great revulsion at the murder of young people . However , I suppose it is possible that in the long run European elites will understand that the glorious multicultural future will not be attained without a great deal of bloodletting and realize they will have to change their ways . Indeed, one of his insights is that in the long run “ the multi-cultural eco-colonial regimes will either have imploded or have become very Stalinist .” I agree >. –
< In any case, he is certainly right in characterizing multiculturalism as an ideology of hate . Note particularly his anger at the action of the Labour Party in England in opening the gates of immigration in order “to humiliate the right-wing opponents of immigration.” As he notes in several places, multiculturalism is hatred of Europeans and their culture masked by humanism . >. –
< In general, however, it must be said that he is a serious political thinker with a great many insights and some good practical ideas on strategy (e.g., developing culturally conservative media, developing youth organizations that will confront the Marxist street thugs, gaining control of NGOs). >. –
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