Update to article:
Original reports suggested a total of 92 were killed in these terrorist attacks. Afterwards the figure was revised to around 77.
From this link:
AUF WANT BOYCOTT: Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store was met by demands that Norway must recognize a Palestinian state when he visited the Labour Youth League summer camp at Utoya Thursday. Here the Minister ushered around in the camp of the AUF leader Eskil Pedersen.
During the second day of Labour Youth League summer camp at Utoya got the Labour Party's young hopefuls visit by Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store. The Palestinians must have their own state, the occupation must end, the wall must be demolished and it must happen now, said the Foreign Minister to cheers from the audience.
Also from the above link:
Wednesday said AUF leader Eskil Pedersen that the AUF want a unilateral economic embargo of Israel from the Norwegian side. Labour Youth will have a more activist Middle East policy and we have to recognize Palestine. The foreign minister admitted that the situation is untenable, but believes that the boycott is the wrong tool. It is difficult to open the door the day we will talk with Israel, said the Minister.
From the Jerusalem Post:
Norway's Ministry of Finance announced that the Norway Oil Fund divested from Africa-Israel Investments and Danya Cebus Ltd. on Monday. The reason given is the companies' construction in the West Bank. The Norwegian Finance Ministry said, "The ethics council stresses that construction of settlements in the occupied territories violates the decision of the Geneva convention regarding defense of civilians during war time. Several decisions of the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice have reached the conclusion that construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories is prohibited."
From Russian News
Norway will support Palestinians who are set to press for recognition of the independence of their state by the United Nations, says the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store. He was speaking following his talks in Oslo with the Palestinian National Administration Head Mahmoud Abbas. Store said he saw a likely recognition of Palestine's independence by the United Nations as no hindrance to a peaceful settlement in the Middle East.
From Richard Silverstein (read full article here) - note the website links in the original text referred to by the author have not been preserved (so parts may read a bit funny):
Breivik, Rightist Mass Murderer, Hates Muslims, Loves Pam Geller
A far-right Norwegian nationalist with ardent anti-Muslim views levelled savage blows at the mainstream political culture of his countrywith massive attacks on the government building housing the prime minister's office and a summer camp at which young followers of the ruling Labor Party played. He killed 80 people. There are many questions raised by the savagery of this attack. How could Norwegian security allow such a thing to happen in the heart of Oslo, in a government facility housing the nation's leader and political heart? How do we apprehend the enormity of the devastation and the fact that it was wrought by a far-right terrorist targeting the country's liberal political leadership? But for me, another important question which no one, so far is asking is why did most of the world first think the terrorist/s responsible were Muslim, when the actual killer hates Muslims? In fact, this is what the New York Times wrote in its story which did report the political affiliation of the killer:
Initial reports focused on the possibility of Islamic militants, in particular Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or Helpers of the Global jihad, cited by some analysts as claiming responsibility for the attacks. American officials said the group was previously unknown and might not even exist.
There was ample reason for concern that terrorists might be responsible.
How's that again? Are the only terrorists in the world Muslim? If so, what do we call a right-wing nationalist capable of planting major bombs and mowing down scores of people for the sake of the greater glory of his cause? If even a liberal newspaper like the Times can't call this guy a terrorist, what does that say about the mindset of the western world?
It's absolutely imperative for the world to face the fact that for every Islamist willing to resort to violence there is a right-wing nationalist willing to do the same. We can see that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Equally important to note that while there may be some on the left who have resorted to violence (in thisongress.
UPDATE: Pam Geller is denying the statement below that Fjordman and Breivik are the same. And readers have noted that Breivik refers in his own name online favorably to Fjordman in the third person. Which either means that they are two separate individuals, or else Breivik is playing a double game. But even if Geller is right, country in the 1960s for example), the overwhelming share of mayhem comes from the political right. We can see that in Israel, where the extreme settler movement assassinated a prime minister and murdered fellow Israeli Jews. The same holds true here in the U.S., where a white supremacist, Jared Loughner, recently murdered a federal judge and several others in addition to nearly assassinating Gabrielle Giffords, a Jewish member of C Breivik clearly admires the work of Fjordman, Geller, Spencer and the other anti-jihadi bloggers and says so in his own name. If there are any Norwegian speakers who can help research Breivik's writings and translate selected ones, please contact me.
Norwegian bloggers are reporting that Breivik is the author of a blog called Fjordman and that he's guest blogged for Atlas Shrugs, jihad Watch and Gates of Vienna "for years." As Breivik, he publicly praised one of her posts. Elise Hendrick has translated a passage from Realisten which confirms that Fjordman and Breivik are one and the same:
According to his own statements, Anders Behring Breivik previously operated the blog 'Fjordman', and later wrote for many years under the pseudonym Fjordman for the anti-Muslim and Zionist blogs Gates of Vienna and jihad Watch.
In fact, an intrepid friend of Elise's has created a web page with the "collected works" of the miraculous Fjordman. Pretty soon there'll be a Festschrift in his honor. And did you know he's written a book (of course he has, he's an articulate mass-murderer), Defeating Eurabia. It'll only set you back 50 bucks to get a glimpse into the mind of an anti-jihadi terrorist. Here's a favorable review of Geert Wilders magnum opus, Fitna penned by Fjordman. And don't ya know that feminism leads to the oppression of women, natch. And Caucasophobia is racism, of course.
I was curious about the views of such an individual would be regarding Israel. And lo and behold, the educated terrorist doesn't disappoint. Here is his Why Europeans Should Support Israel. With friends like this does Israel need enemies?
There may be people out there more knowledgeable about the minds of assassins, but I've rarely heard of articulate mass murderers. The most recent one that comes to mind is the Unabomber who wrote long treatises which were published unwillingly by several major newspapers. Perhaps readers can think of others. But generally, it appears that our man Breivik is a paragon of the pathological literary mindset.