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Ear to the Ground

There Are More Like Me, Norway Shooter Says

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Posted on Jul 25, 2011
AP / Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen

Anders Breivik, left, sits in an armed police vehicle after a court hearing in Oslo on Monday.

Anders Breivik, the Norwegian man who killed a combined 76 people in the heart of Oslo and on the island of Utoeya last week, told a judge Monday that “two more cells” belonging to his supposed terrorist organization are at large. Police have not decided whether he acted alone or in concert with others. An assortment of information, including a 12-minute slide show and a 1,500-page manifesto connected to Breivik, has surfaced on the Internet since Friday’s shooting. —ARK

The Independent:

Anders Behring Breivik told a Norwegian judge today his bombing and shooting rampage that killed scores aimed to save Europe from a Muslim takeover, and said that “two more cells” existed in his organisation.

... The killer has previously said he acted alone and police had earlier said they were trying to confirm this.

But after Breivik’s claim about other cells, police attorney Christian Hatlo said “we cannot completely rule out” the possibility that others were involved in Friday’s attacks.

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By euss, July 27, 2011 at 4:02 am Link to this comment

Actually he probably told the truth. It is sad that we
can see every day people (may I call them people?) that
are same as he is. It does not matter which religion
they belong (is it even possible that they belong to
religion? I do not know any religion that supports
violence)

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By PatrickHenry, July 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm Link to this comment

“There are More Like Me, Norway Shooter Says”

In America we have a political party full of them.

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By gerard, July 26, 2011 at 9:39 am Link to this comment

As to the “more like me” bit:  It is wise to remember that there are a lot more who are NOT “like me” in this case.  And for those many to draw together, love, support and understand each other,
and cooperate to establish a strong, courageous, open and just society and love, nurture and treasure the practical values of mutual sanity.

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By Go Right Young Man, July 26, 2011 at 5:32 am Link to this comment

That was then…

Stephen Jukes, global news editor for Reuters, the British wire service, has ordered his scribes not to use the word terror to refer to the Sept. 11 atrocity, the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz reports (second item). “We all know that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter and that Reuters upholds the principle that we do not use the word terrorist,” Jukes writes in an internal memo. “To be frank, it adds little to call the attack on the World Trade Center a terrorist attack.”

This is now: “Reuters Labels Norway Terror Suspect as ‘Right-Wing’ 25 Times.”

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By screamingpalm, July 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm Link to this comment

Anyone interested in the Norwegian view on this, there is a good discussion here:
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=246789

I am pleased to see so many with a strong resolve and that this horrible event does not affect their principles or views of humanity.

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By screamingpalm, July 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm Link to this comment

@grokker:
The max sentance is 21 years at which time they decide if he is still a public threat. They then decide if he has been successfully rehabilitated and if not, can be kept longer than the 21 years.

@christian96:
I have no doubt his manifesto will influence others to take action around the world. It is very well written and persuasive to anyone open to those ideas. The guy is very intelligent, even if bat shit crazy. I feel the same way about many right wing Christian extremists in this country as well though… Religion can be a powerful tool and motivator.

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By grokker, July 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm Link to this comment

Norway has a maximum 22 year sentence for any possible offense. That means he would be less than 60 (i think) when he is released. Norway is now trying to legislate an exception for this character.

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By TDoff, July 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm Link to this comment

Is it possible there are Norwegian cults using this technique as a way of auditioning for ‘security’ positions at Xe? Where else can lunatic assassins be so well paid for their psychoses?

And talk about job security! There are no signs that US wars will be slowing down anytime soon. And they’ll fit right in with the US regular troops, as they march to war singing ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’.

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By Ehrenstein, July 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment

Oh there are more like him alright—and several prominent ones live here.

http://fablog.ehrensteinland.com/2011/07/25/hommage-a-carol-burnett/

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By kerryrose, July 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm Link to this comment

Look at that face.  He truly doesn’t care.

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By SarcastiCanuck, July 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm Link to this comment
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christian96,nice assesment of this lunatic.I am afraid we will see not only the same but even worse in the future.Some men’s hearts and demented brains show no limits to cruelty and violence.History teaches us that over and over again.

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By Travis F. Smith, July 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment

hi there… does this break?

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By christian96, July 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm Link to this comment

Ejreed—-As a retired psychologist I agree with
your theory that Anders Breivik was seeking to
get “attention.”  I have been looking at the picture
of him sitting in the police vehicle trying to read
his non-verbal behavior. He almost reminds me of a
small child saying “look at me.” However, deciding
to spend one’s life in jail just to get attention
doesn’t seem very rational. I believe there was more
to his thoughts and behavior than attention-seeking.  If we can believe his comments, he appears to have some fear of Mulims taking over his country. Then, carry that one step further.  What would be
his fear of Muslims taking over his country?  Muslims would elimate porn shops? Muslims would
try to eliminate certain sexual practices?  Muslims would have women wear more clothing? His behavior
could possibly trigger “copy-cats” around the world.  Will we see more frustrated hateful irrational people copying his behavior?  Only time
will tell.

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By Lew Ciefer, July 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm Link to this comment

So there’s three of them in all of Norway? The loony toons acted alone and as soon as he gets his picture in the papers he’s a member of vast right-wing, Christian fundamentalist conspiracy!

Oh sweet Jesus hanging on the cross give me a break from this corporate-owned media.

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By ardee, July 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment

Words are simply inadequate.

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By ejreed, July 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm Link to this comment

I tend to think this is a ploy to keep himself the center of attention.
Closed-Court Appearance of Anders Breivik Held in Oslo
Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man accused in the bombing and shooting spree in the Oslo area, has pleaded not guilty in a hearing held behind closed doors, claiming his network has two other cells. http://www.newslook.com/videos/332314-closed-court-appearance-of-anders-breivik-held-in-oslo?autoplay=true

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