Bigotry. Hatred. Murderous intolerance.
Blake Hounshell at Foreign Policy’s Passport writes that he read through Breivik’s 1500 page Manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence”, which was posted at Stormfront.org.
Al Qaeda and its affiliates along with militant Islamists in general are the biggest killers of their own fellow Muslims who aren’t radically Islamist enough for them. And Breivik, rather than attacking Muslims, goes after “his own”, who he deems to be enablers and polluters of his white, European race and culture:
In grim, apocalyptic language, it advocates attacks on “traitors” across Europe who are supposedly enabling a Muslim takeover of the continent.
“[W]e should… not exceed (per 2010) aprox. 45 000 dead and 1 million wounded cultural Marxists/multiculturalists in Western Europe,” the author writes. “The time for dialogue is over. We gave peace a chance. The time for armed resistance has come.”
The manifesto also provides detailed instructions for everything from making a bomb to raising funds to preparing physically and mentally for what the author describes as a coming three-stage “civil war” between patriotic nationalists and “multiculturalists” who are, wittingly or not, destroying European civilization.
Although he targeted his fellow Norwegians for slaughter, make no mistake about the scope of his hatred:
Filled with hateful rantings against Muslims — whom the author claims are on a trajectory to take over Europe and erase its culture patrimony — the writing bears a great resemblence to online comments attributed to Anders Breivik, 32, the confessed architect of a massacre that has so far claimed nearly 100 lives.
A massacre that shortly after, jihadis cheered and praised, to the extent that some, including themselves, jumped to the conclusion (not entirely illogical and unwarranted) that this was the handiwork of Islamic terrorists.
I’m sure their feelings toward Breivik are probably mutual:
Oddly, despite his evident hatred of Muslims and Arabs, “Berwick” professes admiration for al Qaeda, which he lists as one of only two “successful militant organisations” due to its “superior structural adaptation.”
“If Muhammad was alive today,” he writes, “Usama Bin Laden would have been his second in command.”
Elsewhere, he cites al Qaeda’s training manual as a reference, and declares, “Just like Jihadi warriors are the plum tree of the Ummah, we will be the plum tree for Europe and for Christianity.”
In another eerie parallel, he also calls for suicidal operations in service of the larger cause: “Let us be perfectly clear; if you are unwilling to martyr yourself for the cause, then the PCCTS, Knights Templar is not for you.”
He is no different than those murderous religious fanatics he claims to hate. He is the kind of infidel al-Qaeda and its affiliated network are begging for on the opposite side of the fence: Someone willing to engage with them in a clash of civilizations.
Something that the majority of Muslims in the Islamic world have rejected.