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Right-Wing Christian Fundamentalist, Anders Behring Breivik, Responsible For Deadly Shooting Rampage In Norway

July 23, 2011

Had a problem with Norway’s multi-cultural society.  

While police have not officially named him, Norwegian television and newspaper reports have identified the suspect as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, of Norwegian origin.

A picture is emerging, gleaned from official sources and social media, of a right-wing Christian fundamentalist who may have had an issue with Norway’s multi-cultural society.

Norwegian and international news outlets have run photographs of a blond man with blue-green eyes and chiseled features, dressed in a preppy style.

A victim who was shot during the attack at the youth camp on Utoya island told CNN Saturday that he had seen pictures of Breivik taken from what is believed to be his Facebook page and shown on NRK and TV2. The victim said he recognized the man from the news reports as the gunman.

Breivik is a member of the Oslo Pistol Club and has three weapons registered in his name, according to leading Norwegian newspaper VG, citing Norway’s official weapons register. They are a Glock pistol, a rifle and a shotgun, VG reported.

NRK reports that Breivik does not have a military background and was exempt from Norway’s mandatory military service. He has not had any special military training, it adds on its website.

He was a youth and adult member of the conservative Fremskrittspartiet (FrP) or Progress Party, VG newspaper reports, remaining involved until 2007. The party’s most prominent manifesto pledge is to minimize immigration.

His membership was confirmed by a senior party member, Jonas Kallmyr, who is quoted by VG as saying that encountering Breivik was “like meeting Hitler before World War II.”

4 Comments
  1. July 26, 2011 12:22 AM

    Rich,

    I pray we are all left of where the two you mentioned are, or the world is in a very sorry place.

  2. RichJ permalink
    July 25, 2011 11:51 PM

    Sure, right of center from your perspective … him and Jared Loughner went to the same church… the Left Wing pres is so predictable.

  3. July 23, 2011 12:30 PM

    Jay,

    The facts lead the story.

    The gunman had internet postings as well as activity online that suggest political views that are right-of-center and certainly, potentially, tied to a militant extremist groups.

  4. Jay Bell permalink
    July 23, 2011 11:23 AM

    Someone help me understand this.. What does his being a member of Fremskrittspartiet until 2007 have to do with this situation? I haven’t seen/heard anything yet that indicates his past support of that group had anything to do with his unbelievably cowardly act but it’s the 1st thing mentioned about him. If he was a mulsim and committed this act would the media call him a “freedom fighter”? This is exactly the kind of thing that has people on the right screaming about left wing bias in the media.

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