Norway Shooting and Bomb Attack Leaves at Least 91 Dead

interesting coverage by the nyt here. it’s not just that mr breivik is never described as a terrorist. there’s much more. my comments below.

“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.” — no mention of breivik’s support for zionism?

from larry derfner’s article: “OMG: Breivik identifies with the Israeli Right”

In a jab at left-wing Jews, Breivik writes that pre-war German Jews were disloyal to their country, “at least the so-called liberal Jews, similar to the liberal Jews today that oppose nationalism/Zionism and support multiculturalism. Jews that support multiculturalism today are as much of a threat to Israel and Zionism (Israeli nationalism) as they are to us. So let us fight together with Israel, with our Zionist brothers against all anti-Zionists, against all cultural Marxists/multiculturalists?.”

“Thomas Hegghammer, a terrorism specialist at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, said the manifesto bears an eerie resemblance to those of Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders, though from a Christian rather than a Muslim point of view.” — so white supremacist fascism and european nationalism/racism were only invented after 9/11? all modeled on al qaeda? now that’s a thought.

“The unclassified versions of the last three Norwegian Police Security Service reports assessing national threats all played down any threat by right-wing and nationalist extremists. Instead, the reports emphasized the dangers posed by radical Islam, groups opposed to Norway’s military involvement in Afghanistan and Libya, and others.” — i thought norway was a completely peaceful country? “military involvement” is such a great euphemism for war i.e. the killing of civilians by today’s military stds.

“This is the Norwegian equivalent to Timothy McVeigh” — not the only other example of domestic terrorism, but i guess they’re both white so it works.

Kari Helene Partapuoli, director of the Norwegian Center Against Racism, said Mr. Breivik did not belong to any violent neo-Nazi groups that she was aware of, and his Internet postings, before those of last week, did not espouse violence. “The distance between the words spoken and the acts that he carried out is gigantic, because what he did is in a different league of what the debates have to do about,” she said. — so i guess it’s ok to keep the neo-nazi/racist debates going. because of the “gigantic distance” and such.