Olso Attacks Suspect Is 'Conservative Christian'

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  1. Oslo attacks suspect profiled

    By QMI Agency






    Anders Behring Breivik, 32, is being named a suspect in the Oslo, Norway, shooting and bombing on Friday, July 22, 2011. (Facebook photo)


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    Anders Behring Breivik is a conservative Christian who enjoys classical music and the video game World of Warcraft.

    Breivik has been named by several Norwegian media outlets as the suspected shooter at a youth camp in Oslo, where 10 people were killed Friday and he may be linked to a bombing near the prime minister's residence that killed seven others.

    On his Facebook page, which appears to only have been started July 17, Breivik mostly posted music videos and said his interests include hunting and bodybuilding.

    Under education, Breivik wrote he studied independently, noting he has "approximately 14,500 hours of study" equivalent to a bachelor of business administration and masters in history, as well as "3,000 hours of study in micro and macro finance, religion ."

    His profile also says he's a director at a company called Breivik Geofarm.

    He lists himself as single and has five profile photos - four of which are headshots, and one of him at a wedding with two women, one of which is the bride.


    A Twitter account is also being linked to Breivik, although there is just one tweet on July 17.

    "One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests," he wrote.

    The television station TV 2 in Norway reported Breivik had right-wing extremist tendancies and had two guns registered under his name.

    VGTV reported Breivik was unknown to police prior to Friday's shooting


    Oslo attacks suspect profiled - World - Canoe.ca
     
  2. The funny thing is, most of us including myself assumed he must have been a Islamist extremist.
     
  3. Norwegian massacre gunman was a right-wing extremist who hated MuslimsSuspect named by Norwegian media as Anders Behring Breivik
    Police believe he acted alone and not connected to Islamist organisations

    By Daily Mail Reporter

    Last updated at 7:11 AM on 23rd July 2011


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    Suspect: Norwegian media reported that Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested
    The massacre in Norway was the work of a man with extreme right wing views who hated Muslims, police said this morning.

    Officers found a series of raving internet posts by 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, who was arrested for gunning down children on the island of Utoya yesterday.

    National police chief Sveinung Sponheim told public broadcaster NRK that the suspected gunman's Internet postings 'suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views, but if that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen'.

    Six foot tall and blond Breivik is reported to have arrived on the island of Utoya and opened fire after beckoning several young people over in his native Norwegian tongue.
    Reports suggest he was also seen loitering around the site of the bomb blast in Oslo two hours before the island incident.
    More than 30 are believed to have been killed - seven in Oslo and between 25 to 30 on Utoya Island, 50 miles north of the capital.
    Initially it was not known what were the motives of the gunman and architect of the car bomb - whether they or the single person had been radicalised and was part of a militant Muslim group waging Jihad or was trying to further a home-grown political cause.
    But it now appears Breivik was behind both attacks, a fact that it took police hours to realise as the mayhem ensued.


    Crime scene: The 32-year-old Norwegian is said to have used this white van to drive onto the island of Utoya
    The incidents come as social tensions with Norway heighten in recent months over the country’s perceived stance on Islamic issues.
    Fatal: Seven people were killed in the Oslo bomb blast (pictured)
    Though a long-standing Nato member, Norway has not attracted many enemies because it has tended to stay out of international conflicts.
    However, it has recently increased its military presence in Muslim countries such as Afghanistan or Libya, a move bound to anger fanatics.
    There was anger among some of the 150,000 Muslims living in Norway when a newspaper reproduced the controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in January last year.
    Last night ‘Helpers of the Global Jihad’ posted a message on the internet claiming the bombing was ‘only the beginning’ of the retaliation over the cartoons.
    But this has been dismissed by some commentators as a publicity stunt.

    Other Scandinavian countries have faced radical Islamic attacks in the past.
    Violence erupted in Denmark after a newspaper published a cartoon of the Prophet wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb in 2005.
    And last December an Islamic suicide bomber, who was radicalised in Britain, set off a bomb in Stockholm.
    Police would not speculate on who was responsible for the attack or whether international groups were involved.
    But the country is also in the midst of grappling with a homegrown terror plot linked to al-Qaida.

    Two suspects are in jail awaiting charges.

    Last week, a Norwegian prosecutor filed terror charges against an Iraqi-born cleric for threatening Norwegian politicians with death if he is deported from the Scandinavian country.

    The indictment centred on statements that Mullah Krekar - the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam - made to various news media, including American network NBC.

    Jihadist groups have also made recent threats to Norway over plans to expel Mullah Krekar, the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam.


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    Norway's support of NATO's mission in Libya also earned it enemies, Bob Ayers, a former U.S. intelligence officer, told AP.
    Suspect: The 32-year-old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, who has been arrested after the attacks
    'Norwegians are in Afghanistan. They're in Tripoli. They reprinted the cartoons,' he said.

    Many intelligence analysts said they had never heard of Helpers of Global Jihad, which took initial credit. Ansar al-Islam also took credit on some jihadist web sites.

    And Ayers said it appeared more than one person was involved.
    Wrecked: The blast in Oslo was outside a government office
    Asked at a press conference in Tripoli about Libya's reaction to the events in Oslo, government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said, 'We never support any acts of terrorism whatsoever.'

    But he suggested NATO's policies could have prompted the attack, saying, 'NATO is planting terrorism in the hearts of many. This is unfortunate and sad.'

    Authorities in Norway and other Scandinavian countries have focused on anti-terrorism tactics that frustrate countries like the U.S. that are more aggressive about making arrests.

    Scandinavian authorities fight terrorism by disrupting plots, sometimes telling suspects they know what they're up to, and warning them of the consequences.

    Terror convictions are also difficult to get because of scepticism in Scandinavian courts toward cases built on intent - as most terrorism trials are - and a demand for more evidence than in the U.S. and many other places.

    Europe has been the target of numerous terror plots by Islamist militants.

    The deadliest was the 2004 Madrid train bombings, when shrapnel-filled bombs exploded, killing 191 people and wounding about 1,800.

    A year later, suicide bombers killed 52 rush-hour commuters in London aboard three subway trains and a bus.

    And in 2006, U.S. and British intelligence officials thwarted one of the largest plots yet - a plan to explode nearly a dozen trans-Atlantic airliners.

    In October, the U.S. State Department advised American citizens living or travelling in Europe to take more precautions following reports that terrorists may be plotting attacks on a European city.

    Some countries went on heightened alert after the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden.

    Intelligence analysts said they doubted the attack was linked to bin Laden's death.

    'Al-Qaida would have targeted something closer to U.S. interests if it was related to bin Laden,' Ayers said.
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    Read more: Norwegian massacre gunman Anders Behring Breivik was a right-wing extremist who hated Muslims | Mail Online
     
  4. I bet you guys, he must have been reading the works of crazy loons like Pamela Geller, EDL, gates of vienna, Roberta Moore, and all the other fearmongering dimwits!

    This is a great example of when Religionous lunatics go out of control!
     
  5. Leftist political targets, suspect a native farmer in police uniform, like their exploding Muslim equivalents white bread lone gunmen tend to be paranoid and rightwing.
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    This may be simply another gurning nutter who happens to hold those views but I'd not be surprised if we see a return of far right terrorism of a non-Islamic variety, there was plenty of it around the 70s and conditions are just as ripe, same sort of madness is in the air. Now the left is weak, the center is shifting rightward (markedly in Scandinava) and a lunatic nativist fringe tipping over into terrorism could well result.

    Exactly the same group dynamic works as with clean skin Jihadi groups apply. Bunch of alienated paranoid wingnuts wound up by the fact free squawk box of internet forums(!) sit around circle jerking about dirty women and the Elders Of Zion. Before you know they are cooking up Mother Of Satan.

    I don't think we'll see them setting their arses on fire though, that takes a rare kind of stupidity.
     
  6. And a sample of what they would be capable of if they were in control.

    Just trying to think of examples.....
     
  7. [​IMG]
    Still worried about that finger.
     
  8. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    I am a little confused why, unlike the fifth word of the Thompson Reuters article I read that stated the rampager was a 'Christian', it is unnecessary to include the faith of other people who commit similar heinous acts of murder, mayhem and such like, and usually in the name of these religions?
     
  9. Or this religious nutter (is he cocking his eyebrow at me?)
     

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  10. How so, are you prejudiced against people of faith? I thought that was a rather good potted description:
    I've always thought WoW players were utter ***** myself.
     
  11. From local police:

     
  12. Afghan_Kandak: Please explain to the assembled throng why you are glorifying this tragic event. At present I am reading the ramblings of a very deranged and twist mind. Unlike you I believe in the sanctity of life.
     
  13. FORMER_FYRDMAN

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    It'll be interesting to see if one of our resident fanatics suddenly stops posting on Arrse. If he is a neo-Nazi, I can't say I'm surprised, he certainly looks like Reinhard Heydrich.
     
  14. Can't speak for Afghan, but can you imagine the message boards if this was an Islamic Fundamentalist instead of a Christian Fundamentalist we are talking about?

    p.s. How do you think AK is 'glorifying' this event?
     
  15. I see what you mean.
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    Very "tomorrow belongs to me".
     
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