THE BLUE EYES OF TERROR CHALLENGE THE WORLD TO RESPOND
By Danny Schechter, NewsDissector.com
Move over Osama bin Laden even as I know you already have in the physical sense ---because you now have an emulator who borrows your tactics and inverts your ideology.
Anders Behring Breivik, is Norway's candidate for the new world's top living evil-doer and terror supremo having admitted to killing 93 young people and blowing up buildings in Oslo.
While Bin Laden castigated crusaders, Breivik salutes them in a 1518 page manifesto of madness. And his lawyer has rationalized his murder spree in a similar way to those who defended Al Qaeda as defending Islam.
The two are almost carbon copies. The Norwegian posted videos on You Tube while Bin Laden relied on TV communiqués.
One was killing in the name of Islam, the other in the name of Christianity. Neither acted alone.
Foreign Policy reports, "Breivik's lawyer said that his client admitted to the killings, but rejected "criminal responsibility." He described Breivik as being motivated to carry out the attacks by a desire to force radical change on Norwegian society.
"He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary," the lawyer said."
And now he's pled not guilty, Of course!
Brievik has taken Islamphobia to a new level of violence and killing hoping to spark an uprising in Europe. He quotes from American websites that view all Muslims as Jihadists, and even the tract of the Unabomber.
The Made in USA stamp is all over this despicable act.
We can see how easily hate mongers abandon argument for agitation and vow death for all perceived enemies.
We can also see how quickly major media outlets jumped to the assumption that the perpetrators were Muslims, Al Qaeda killers or worse. All the "terror" experts did what was done before after the Oklahoma City bombings--blame the "other."
Fox News led the rush to judgment with predictable Muslim bashing. CNN's Ton Lister was not far behind, speculating early on, "You've only got to look at the target--prime minister's office, the headquarters of the major newspaper group next door. Why would that be relevant? Because the Norwegian newspapers republished the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad that caused such offense in the Muslim world...That is an issue that still rankles amongst Islamist militants the world over."
Hmmm... and he sounded so authoritative!