Inside the Mind of Anders Behring Breivik


Many people have been asking why a man driven by a hatred of Islamic immigrants would aim his fire at native Norwegian teens. The short answer is that Anders Behring Breivik's animosity wasn't limited to Muslims; the demonology that he embraced gave just as prominent a role to those westerners he saw as enabling and abetting jihad. And in Breivik's belief system, that group included the Labour Party. His manifesto includes a telling passage about a birthday celebration that Breivik attended in 2008. It's an unnerving glimpse at the mindset that led to the mass murders in Oslo and Utøya:

I noticed the woman who celebrated her birthday was working as a judge. A majority of the people at the party where jurists—judges and lawyers in the public sector. I chatted with most of the people at the party. It really struck me how incredibly politically correct everyone were, as if they were all members of the Norwegian Labour Party. I have never before experienced a group of people who are completely freaked out about discussing political issues relating to multiculturalism and Islamisation. I noticed a majority of these people were Labour Party sympathisers. I guess they don't really have a choice considering the fact that they are all climbing the public sector hierarchy. A thought occurred. The judges during WW2 who had party affiliations with the NS or any affiliation with the SS were prosecuted and imprisoned. Is it therefore only fair that judges of high rank with party affiliations to the Labour Party and the other parties who support multiculturalism (and therefore Islamisation) is to be considered category B or C traitors? They obviously have a considerable responsibility and should be considered traitors of their people.

By 2011, apparently, the ranks of the alleged traitors included not just jurists with views that Breivik opposed but teenaged activists in the same party.