Norwegian Shooting Suspect's 'Manifesto' Inspired By American Right-Wing Thinkers

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    Norwegian shooter/bomber Anders Behring Breivik left behind a 1,500-page "manifesto," and its ideas bear an eerie similarity to American right-wing thought.

    Before the deadly attack in Norway that killed 76 people, suspect Anders Behring Breivik left a long trail of material meticulously outlining his political beliefs. His 1,500-page political manifesto, titled "A European Declaration of Independence," seeks common cause with xenophobic right-wing groups around the world, particularly in the United States. It draws heavily on the writing of prominent anti-Islam American bloggers, as well as Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. His writing reveals he is a right-wing nationalist fueled by a combined hatred of Muslims, Marxists, multiculturalists and feminist women. Even after the massacre in Norway, some right-wing pundits in the United States have come out in defense of Breivik’s analysis. We speak with Jeff Sharlet, an author who has written extensively about right-wing movements in the United States, who has read much of Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto. "What struck me most about this document is just how American it is in every way. I mean, a huge amount of it is from American sources," Sharlet says. "He’s a great admirer of America, because he says United States, unlike Europe, has maintained its 'Christian identity.

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    It's almost the end, but you got to admit white folks had a good run.
     
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    You can't believe anything from your link. It is a liberal progressive site. NPR has labeled it a "left-liberal and opinion site". The editorial staff is headed by founder and executive editor Don Hazen, a former publisher of Mother Jones, a liberal news organization heavily dedicated to Barack Obama. Find a neutral source and we'll debate.
     
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    I couldn't find it on Fox News... Why don't you read the Manifesto and draw your own conclusions. I'm sure you're familiar with "right-wing thinkers"...

    You mean somewhere between TRUTH and FICTION...?
     
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    I don't consider this guy something that the Tea Party stands for, let me start out by saying that.

    However.... at the same time... any time you embrace an extremist, unyielding ideology.... you are going to attract extremist, unyielding people.

    How many times has the folks on here bawled about being called racists? I don't think the Tea Party is racist. I think that their message attracts a lot of Racists and hate inspired people, but the ideology itself is not necessarily racist.

    Perhaps this tragedy and the one in Arizona should be a "shot across the bow" to the leaders of the Tea Party and it's people that they need to ease back a little, become a little more mainstream. Stop with the vitriol and hate of everything "not them". Because simply being Conservative isn't what is causing this.... it's the delivery system of their message.
     
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    It is strange how the two murderous radical groups in the world sound the same. Those on the lunatic right sound just the same as the Jihadists. Just transpose a few words, and the messages are indistinguishable.
     
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    Yeah........just like to point out that Alternet is one of the 3 top lefty websites on the internet with CommonDreams and some other gay hate website.
     
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    "Having mistakenly assumed that the story of terror in Oslo belonged to the narrative of the war on terrorism, we are now placing it firmly within the equally familiar narrative of white racism and anti-Islamic fanaticism.

    Aren't we missing the point once again? Breivik was not, in fact, a killer of immigrants or Muslims. He was a killer of Norwegians. The particular set of obsessions that led him to madness and then to mass murder were not merely racist. They also sprang from an insane conviction that his own government was illegitimate."

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    "There is also a right-wing version of this argument, one that has been honed to perfection by novelist Charles McCarry (in Lucky Bastard, he imagines that the Bill Clinton-like American president is a Communist agent and his Hillary-like wife is his controller). More recently, right-wing illegitimism has taken the form of birtherism." What Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and American "birthers" have in common. - By Anne Applebaum - Slate Magazine
     
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    Why should we debate the fantasies of the left? Did he model this massacre after actions taken here? No. Shouldnt you get back to 9-11 being an inside job?
     
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    and obama is giving guns to the mexican drug lords. Are you bitching about that? Do you remember Longhner?
     

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