Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis
It’s another one of those real life horror shows: some nutjob gets him/herself all lathered up based on the slimmest of possibilities, and it ends in tears and blood and grief…
THE far-right fanatic Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway, had plastic surgery to make himself look like an Aryan Nazi, the head of the country's intelligence service believes.
"He must have had a facelift," said Janne Kristiansen, head of the PST, Norway's domestic intelligence agency. "You do not have that Aryan look naturally in Norway. Hitler would have had him on posters. He has the perfect, classic Aryan face."
Breivik's friends have suggested that he had plastic surgery to his chin, nose and forehead in the United States.
Security chiefs also think that Breivik, 32, wanted his 1,500-page "manifesto", which details his preparations for the attacks, to be "like a Da Vinci Code novel" with mysteries that will keep him in the public eye for years.
The disclosures come as Scotland Yard investigates links between Breivik and the English Defence League (EDL) after it emerged that he had joined an offshoot of the far-right group. He was a member of the Norwegian Defence League (NDL) which is controlled by convicted football hooligans in Britain.
Officers from the national domestic extremism unit of the Metropolitan police are expected to examine footage of EDL protests in Britain to see if Breivik took part. He killed eight people with a car bomb in Oslo before moving on to the island of Utoya where he shot dead 69 others at a youth camp.
Norwegian police revealed yesterday that he had considered attacking other targets, reportedly including a royal palace and the ruling Labour party's headquarters. North sea oil rigs and nuclear power plants in Britain have been put on alert after Breivik identified them as potential targets. During a 10-hour interrogation on Friday, he asked how many people he killed in his July 22 rampage. Police said he "showed no emotion" when told.
Norwegian intelligence agents are poring over his anti-Muslim manifesto. They believe it may contain riddles - possibly including Breivik's description of a meeting of Knights Templar in London in 2002 - to perpetuate his myth.
Referring to the Dan Brown bestseller, a source said: "He wants it to be like a Da Vinci Code novel. He has created a mystery and as long as that mystery is there his message will remain in the public domain."
The Sunday Times has established that Breivik was a member of the NDL until this year. "He was a member," said Lena Andreassen, a former NDL leader. "I kicked him out because he had extremist views."
This is a constantly recurring theme lately. Fanatics becoming berserk because of the actions of other fanatics, which in turn incites yet other fanatics to act. It is a bloody cycle, an ongoing ideological war with too many casualties that makes so little sense.
Breivik was one such fanatic. He modified his features with surgery to look more ‘Aryan’, and was convinced that Sharia law was coming to Europe. He carefully and systematically crafted an entire psychotic house of cards, wrote 1500 words about his obsession, and came out firing.
For example, although Mr. Breivik says he fears “the extinction of the Nordic genotypes,” racial hygiene is not high on his agenda. He wants to expel, not kill, Muslims in Europe, and he does not mind Jews and non-Muslim Asians. Similarly, while Mr. Breivik says he is “extremely proud” of his “Odinistic/Norse heritage,” he is not a Norwegian nationalist — his “declaration of independence” applies to all of Europe. And while he is Christian, he admits that “I’m not going to pretend I’m a very religious person.”
I think that’s mighty white of Breivik – he just wants to ‘shoo’ Muslims away, not harm them. Oh, and he invokes what I like to call the ‘McVeigh defense’ – “I’m really, really not all that religious” is an excuse these wankers use to minimize the impact of their actions on their ideology of choice.
Don’t get me wrong – I am as foursquare against Islam as any atheist (maybe more so than most), but mass evacuations of a religious group from multiple countries? Does this sound at all familiar to anyone? And how would that determination be made? What if said Muslims were practicing Taqiyya?
Oh, and there’s more to this cat’s crazy:
Breivik condemns Pope Benedict XVI for his dialogue with Islam: "Pope Benedict has abandoned Christianity and all Christian Europeans and is to be considered a cowardly, incompetent, corrupt and illegitimate Pope." It will thus be necessary, writes Breivik, to overthrow the Protestant and Catholic hierarchies, after which a "Great Christian Congress" would set up a new European Church. He has also condemned Christian missionary activity in India as it would lead to the "total destruction of the Hindu faith and culture", and he expresses support for the Hindutva movement against Indian Communist movements.
I’m all for overthrowing the anachronistic religious hierarchies, but to replace them with a ‘Great Christian Congress’? Yeah, he’s not all that religious? My homesick ass he’s not. The scarier thing is, he sounds a great deal like most of the Republican theocrats over here, sans the racism:
Following his apprehension, Breivik was characterized by officials as being a right-wing extremist. The acting police chief said the suspect’s Internet postings "suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and Islamophobia views, but if that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen." He was at first described by many in the media as a Christian Fundamentalist, Christian terrorist, nationalist and right-wing extremist. Although self-identified as a Christian, others have questioned whether Breivik was in fact a fundamentalist Christian or even a Christian at all.
(OY! No True Scotsman!)
He claims that the European Union is a project to create "Eurabia" and describes the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia as being authorised by "criminal western European and American leaders". The Jerusalem Post describes him as pro-Israel and strongly opposed to Islam, and asserts that his manifesto includes "extreme screed of Islamophobia" and "far-right Zionism".
Unseen wheels are seen a'-turnin’? Conspiracy wackaloon.
Breivik claimed he had contact with the English Defence League (EDL) and claimed to have been involved with the Norwegian Defence League (NDL), The NDL had held a failed rally in Norway in April 2011. An EDL leader denounced Breivik and the attack on 26 July 2011. He sympathises with the Serbian paramilitarism. He demands the gradual deportation of all Muslims from Europe from 2011 to 2083. He blames feminism for allowing the erosion of the fabric of European society. In his manifesto he also urges the Hindu nationalists to drive Muslims out of India. Despite Breivik's clear dislike for the overall message of Islam, in his manifesto he appeared to approve of the "structural methods" of the Muslim al Qaeda, placing it as one of only two organizations being listed in a section titled "Militant Organizations".
Why, it’s almost like reading a transcript from Faux News! I can almost visualize one of their talking heads blatting on like this on TV. I kid you not. It’s as if the more extreme someone gets, the stupider and more disconnected from reality they become. Of course nobody wants to admit to any responsibility – the ultimate responsibility boils down to the individual, but if the individual is loco de cabasa?
It’s as I always say: the sooner we get rid of religion, the less excuses or hiding places for these ideological thugs.
Till the next post, then.