[Marxism] Details emerge about Norway terrorist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Jul 23 07:32:23 MDT 2011


Details Emerge About Norway Terror Suspect

(NewsCore) - As theories abounded early Saturday as to the group or 
person behind the deadly twin attacks in Norway a day earlier, 
investigators began to face the fact that they were likely dealing with 
a home-grown terrorist.

Key suspect Anders Behring Breivik -- a blond, 6ft (183cm), 32-year-old 
Norwegian -- was arrested after a gunman opened fire on a summer camp of 
students who had met to spend a long weekend discussing politics, 
playing football and enjoying music. The camp was organized by the 
Workers' Youth League and was a meeting for young socialists.

Breivik was also believed to be linked to the explosions that ripped 
through Oslo earlier in the afternoon.

As police began searching the flat that he shares with his mother in a 
wealthy area of western Oslo a picture began to emerge of a loner with 
links to right-wing extremists and who had been well-educated and 
enjoyed hunting, The (London) Times reported.

Breivik appeared to come from an affluent background, attending a 
middle-class secondary school in the city. Apart from a traffic 
conviction ten years ago he has no criminal record, according to a 
Norwegian newspaper. He completed a year of national service in the army.

Breivik had set up his own business, Breivik Geofarm, and a month ago 
had started to run an organic farm in Hedmark in eastern Norway. There 
he reportedly produced and stored fertilizers that he was able to use in 

He was known to be active on the internet, expressing extremist 
Islamophobic views on forums and criticizing immigration policies.

He recently claimed that politics today was not about socialism vs. 
capitalism but nationalism vs. internationalism. He argued on a Swedish 
news website that the media were not critical enough about Islam and 
claimed that Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom in the Netherlands was the 
only "true" party of conservatives.

He argued that socialism was breaking down traditions, culture, national 
identity and other societal structures and that this in turn made 
society weak and confused.

On July 17 he set up a Facebook and Twitter account, posting a single 
tweet, "One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who 
have only interests."

He claimed to be well-read and worshiped the Norwegian World War II hero 
Max Manus. On his Facebook profile he listed his favorite books as "The 
Trial" by Franz Kafka and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell and 
his favorite television show as "Dexter," a series about a Miami police 
forensics expert who moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he 
believes have escaped justice.

Among his other interests he listed founding and developing 
organizations, freemasonry, working, gaming, partying and fitness. He 
described his relationship status as single.

His business was described as buying, selling and managing stocks, 
project developing and real estate.

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