Shock and Horror in Norway
On Friday, July 22, a suspected terrorist rampage killed 92 people, 97 are wounded, and 5 are still missing in two different terrorist episodes. There is no other name for people who commit such atrocities. They are mass murderers, terrorists, and sick individuals. Unfortunately in Norway, there is no death penalty for such criminals. They can go free in 20 years or less.
The police have arrested one suspect, Anders Behring Breivik,who was quickly labeled as not only a Christian, but as a right-wing extremist. His political views were publicized as being Anti-Marxist and Anti-Islamic. His attorney stated on Sunday that his client wanted to bring about a revolution in Norway. Although Breivik says he worked alone, police are looking for other accomplices.
Like the Unibomber, a 1,500 page manifesto was supposedly posted online before the attack. Police have not confirmed that the 32-year-old Breivik wrote the document being attributed to him under a pseudonym, but his lawyer referred to it and said Breivik had been working on it for years. It is said that in the document he attacked multiculturalism, Muslim immigration and discussed how to acquire explosives.
Like the Oklahoma City bombing, pounds of fertilizer were purchased, and used to blow up a government building that housed the prime minister of Norway and other government officials. An hour and a half later a gunman or two attacked and shot unwitting people who were attending the leftist Labor Party’s youth retreat at a nearby island.
Atlas Shrugs found that Breivik’s Facebook page was altered to state that he was a Christian right after his name was announced to the public. Who would have the authority to make changes to his Facebook if the man was in custody of the police? There are screen shots showing the before and after alterations. She also questioned “Why did a jihad group take credit for the atrocities, and then retract? In photos found online today like the one of Breivik above, the AP states they are digitally altering photos they have. We must wonder and question why.
Facts and information are still sketchy but as details emerge, commenters will keep us updated.