Norwegian Right-Wing Anti-Islam Terrorist Cited Tea Party, Nazis

Breivik in uniform of revived Knights Templar
Breivik in uniform of revived Knights Templar
In the hours immediately after the dual terror attacks in Norway last week — the bombing of a government building and a shooting rampage at a summer camp for teenagers interested in liberal politics — that left 92 dead, many conservatives in the United States (particularly this one) leapt to the conclusion that al Qaeda or some other right-wing Islamic group was responsible.

In fact, for American conservatives, especially members of the tea partyist movement, the perpetrator of the attacks was much closer to home, ideologically speaking. Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist, has much more in common with American right-wing terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph than he does Osama bin Laden.

Here is Breivik, writing in his 1,500-page manifesto, titled “2083 — A European Declaration of Independence”: