The details of the tragic massacre in Norway are shocking beyond words. At least 92 fatalities. Scores of young people gunned down in cold blood. Others seriously injured or missing. Body parts still to be recovered in the bombed out buildings. A nation traumatized and in mourning.
Were these horrific acts the result of an outside terrorist attack? No. Was this the work of Muslim extremists living in Norway? No again. Rather, the bomber and shooter was a native-born Norwegian, a blue-eyed and blond haired vegetable farmer, Anders Breivik, with no prior history of violence. And he has been described as a “right-wing, fundamentalist Christian.” But of course! How long will it be before ominous new warnings are sounded throughout America reminding us of the dangers of “right-wing, fundamentalist Christianity”?
In 2007, a New Jersey school came under criticism after staging a mock hostage drill in which the intruders were not radical Muslims or other, known terrorist groups. Instead, they were Christian fundamentalists dubbed the “New Crusaders.” As noted by JihadWatch in April, 2007, the intruders were described as “members of a right-wing fundamentalist group . . . who don’t believe in the separation of church and state.” And these fake gunmen were driven to attack the school because they were “seeking justice because the daughter of one [member] had been expelled for praying before class.” more >>
The lawyer representing Anders Behring Breivik has claimed Tuesday that his client is most likely insane. The report seemingly indicates that Breivik, who has admitted to Friday’s Oslo bombing and Utoya Island’s shootings, is preparing to put forward the insanity plea as his defense, although his lawyer has said it is too early to confirm that.
The death toll from Friday’s massacres in Norway was reduced Monday to 76 dead and dozens injured, as Breivik was charged under terrorism offenses.
Further offenses may be added to the charges against Breivik, as police declared a charge of “Crimes Against Humanity” are being considered. If convicted on that charge a possible 30-year prison sentence could be imposed. more >>
Anders Behring Breivik, believed to be the lone attacker in the July 23 assault against Norway's ruling Labor Party, has been remanded for a 8-week period while he awaits trial for the deaths of 76 people killed in a bombing and shooting rampage. Despite Breivik's horrifying acts, if convicted, he could be free in as early as 21 years, according to the U.K. publication Metro News.
Craig Vincent Mitchell, an associate professor of Christian ethics for the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, says Breivik should "without a question" be given the death penalty for his crimes. To withhold the death penalty, he says, would "reduce the value of life."
"Human life is not like any sort of life. It is not to be compared to the life of animals or plants... because we are made in God's image," he explained. more >>
Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old man who has admitted to killing nearly eighty people and injuring dozens of others in a violent rampage across Norway last Friday, has been painted in some media reports as a “Christian terrorist,” yet the alleged killer has claimed he is not a religious man.
In court Monday, Breivik pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism for the atrocious acts that claimed so many lives, yet told Judge Kim Heger that he believes the killings were necessary.
“What the court understands (is) the accused believes that he needed to carry out these acts in order to save Norway and Western Europe from among other things cultural Marxism and Muslim take over,” Heger said during a televised news conference after the hearing. more >>
The prime suspect in Norway’s killing spree will appear in court on Monday, but denies any criminal responsibility for the terror attacks that killed at least 93 people, according to Norwegian authorities today.
Anders Behring Breivik has confessed to the bombing in Oslo and the mass shooting at a youth camp on Utoya island, but he is expected to plead not guilty when he appears in court despite telling his lawyer the atrocities had been "gruesome but necessary.”
He said he "wanted to start a revolution in Norwegian society to defeat liberal immigration policies and the spread of Islam," Norwegian investigators said. more >>
The World Evangelical Alliance has extended its “deepest sympathy” to the people of Norway after Friday's horrific attacks.
At least 92 people were killed in a shooting spree at a youth camp on Friday, although the search is ongoing for those still missing.
Just hours before the rampage on Utoya island, a bomb exploded at the government building in Oslo, killing seven and injuring dozens more. more >>