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Right Wing Religious Extremist Anders Breivik Is Charged With The Terrorism In Oslo

I heard a brief Fox News radio report a few hours ago about the Oslo terrorist bombing and shooting. The update did not mention that this crime was an act of right-wing Christian extremism. I felt if this terrorism had been conducted by Muslims, that Fox would have reported this fact on the radio.

I want to be certain that people understand who committed the terrorist acts we saw in Oslo this past Friday.

From the New York Times-

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.., 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.”

I’m not suggesting that people either here in America or elsewhere in the world who share the views of Mr. Breivik are going to go out and kill people. I’m simply saying that the Fox report I heard left out an important detail.

You can read what took place and who committed the crime and draw your own conclusions. This is just as you would do in any case after a terrible deed has been committed.

Mother Jones Magazine, a great liberal journal of news and opinion, has more on Mr. Breivik and the motives behind his actions.  Read it and decide what you think.

Here is BBC coverage of the story from Oslo.

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July 24, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Not a religious extremist.

    A Right-Wing Monster – NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/pQzVBC

    Comment by David Jennings | July 25, 2011

  2. By the way, people performing terrorist attacks has been around for a very, very very long time. One of the earliest mass killings took place in Ireland by Dominick Dáll Bodkin. It has been around for very, very, very long time.

    Comment by V.E.G. | July 26, 2011

  3. Although, long before the Norwegian massacre, there was a bombing by Alexander Keith, Jr. and killed 81 people and Keith took his own life and he is gone for good.

    Comment by V.E.G. | November 22, 2011


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