- (Reuters/TV2 Norway via Reuters TV)
Norwegian police have arrested a man Saturday, whom they describe as a “right-wing fundamentalist Christian,” in connection with the youth camp massacre on Friday that left 85 people dead. He has, however, in recent years expressed his disgust at the modern Protestant Church, which he was baptized into at the age of 15.
Breivik was baptized into the Protestant church by "his own free will," but in recent years expressed disappointment and his disgust at the Protestant Church, and his support for an "indirect collective conversion” of the Protestant Church back to the Catholic Church.
Breivik's Facebook page was taken down on Friday, but not before the media could glean some insight from it. The Atlantic reports that his favorite books are Franz Kafka's The Trial and George Orwell's Nineteen-Eighty-Four. His favorite television show is “Dexter,” which features a serial killer as its main character.
Breivik’s blogs reveal a lot about his thoughts and views:
1) On the “Church” he blogged:
"Today's Protestant church is a joke. Priests in jeans who march for Palestine and churches that look like minimalist shopping centres. I am a supporter of an indirect collective conversion of the Protestant church back to the Catholic."
2) On “Hate Theologies” he blogged:
“Islam (ism) has historically led to 300 million deaths. Communism has historically led to 100 million deaths. Nazism has historically led to 6-20 million deaths. ALL hate ideologies should be treated equally.”
3) On “Fear of Islam Taking Over Oslo” he blogged:
“There are political forces in Oslo who want mass-subsidised and low-cost 'Islam-blocks' in Oslo West for 'better integration'... If this ever becomes the case, most of Oslo West will move to Bærum (and most will eventually follow).
4) On “Marxists in Norway and Sweden” he blogged:
“In Norway and Sweden extreme Marxist attitudes have become acceptable/everyday while the old-established truths of patriotism and cultural conservatism today are branded as extremism.”
5) On the “English Defence League” he blogged:
“The tactics of the EDL is to 'entice' an overreaction from jihad youth/extreme Marxists, something they have succeeded [in] several times already.”
6) On his anger towards the “Progress Party” he blogged:
“The vast majority of new faces in the Progress party are now politically correct career politicians and not in any way idealists who are willing to take risks and work for idealistic goals.”