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Beck, a multimillionaire darling of the Tea Party movement, said on his nationally-syndicated radio show: "There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."
A tribute of flowers and candles in Oslo to remember the victims of a right-wing terror attack CLOSE TO 100 people died in Norway at the hands of a far-right fanatic whose connections to the organized racists and Islamophobes extend to the anti-Muslim bigots in the U.S. Anders Behring Breivik is accused of setting a car bomb in downtown Oslo. At least seven people died in the blast in front of the Oil Ministry, but which also apparently targeted a 17-story office tower that contained the offices of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, leader of the governing Labor Party. But the much more terrible death toll came from a shooting spree at an island summer camp for young members of the Labor Party.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement Saturday night saying that Israel identified with the "deep pain and grief" of the Norwegian people. The Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that Israel "expresses its shock at the revolting terror attacks in Oslo, which have taken the lives of innocent victims. Nothing at all can justify such wanton violence, and we condemn this brutal action with the utmost gravity." The statement said that Israel would offer Norway any assistance it may require, an offer repeated in a phone conversation Defense Minister Ehud Barak had with his counterparts in Norway. The Norwegians, according to a statement issued by Barak's office, thanked Israel for the offer, but said that at this time they did not need any assistance. Israel offered forensic assistance, help in evacuating the wounded, and medical support.
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Islamophobia manifested in Oslo - The Drum Opinion - While Anders Behring Breivik may have acted alone in Oslo, the ideas behind his rampage are spreading far and wide. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Find More Stories Islamophobia manifested in Oslo Jeff Sparrow Back in 2009, I wrote a piece for New Matilda on the rise of the Islamophobic right in Europe and the United States, in which I noted the mainstreaming of a violent, apocalyptic anti-Muslim discourse.
UDPATE : It seems that Norway is under attack on multiple fronts. Details are still sketchy at this point, but there are confirmed reports of a shooting incident at a summer camp attending by youth members of the liberal party. Apparently a man dressed up as a police officer opened fire. The Guardian has the story. Word is trickling out via Twitter of an apparent massive explosion in Oslo, Norway.
Any member of a political group that has allowed Muslims to migrate to their country is regarded as a “target” who deserves “the death penalty”, according to his writings. He also spoke of being in touch with the far-Right English Defence League and made repeated references to British politicians, including Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, who were blamed for making London a global hub of Islamic terrorism. In other developments yesterday: • The death toll in the twin attacks on Oslo and the island of Utoya rose to 93, with five others still missing. • Breivik’s father, a retired diplomat who once served in London, spoke of his “absolute horror”.
The cold-blooded calculation of the Norway tragedy boggles the mind. For over an hour, Anders Behring Breivik, 32, dressed as a police officer and armed with a rifle and a hand gun, prowled Utoeya, a tiny forested holiday island a few dozen kilometers from Oslo, calmly massacring teenagers. The youngsters had been attending the annual summer camp for the youth wing of Norway’s ruling Labor party. With no one armed to confront Breivik, escape from the island by water was the only avenue to safety.
Utøya island attack: another example of news helicopters faster to the scene than police choppers « David Cenciotti's weblogPosted by David Cenciotti in : Aviation , Military Aviation , non-military aviation , trackback Follow up post (Jul. 25, 2011) Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me a message after seeing images taken from a helicopter of Anders Behring Breivik shooting people at Utøya island during the so-called 2011 Norway attacks .
Norway suspect allegedly posts video The suspect is set to appear in a Norwegian court on Monday Investigators are still searching waters around Utoya island for victims The man accused in Norway's twin terror attacks that killed at least 93 says he acted alone Police are looking into a 1,500-page manifesto purportedly written by the suspect Oslo, Norway (CNN) -- The man behind a pair of bloody terror attacks in Norway is set to appear in court Monday, his first such appearance since authorities say he killed at least 93 people by setting off an explosion and gunning down people at a youth camp. Police have not identified the suspect, but local television and newspaper reports say the man in custody is Anders Behring Breivik. Attorney Geir Lippestad, who claimed to represent the 32-year-old Breivik, told Norwegian TV2 late Saturday that his client "is ready to explain himself" in court.
Witnesses of Friday's mass killings in the Norwegian youth camp say there were two terrorists as the shootings were coming from "two different places on the island at the same time," Norwegian VG paper reported on Saturday. At least 92 people were killed in two separate attacks in Norway on Friday. Seven people reported to be killed in a bomb explosion at a government headquarters in Oslo and 85 were killed in a shooting at a youth summer camp on the Utoya island, near the capital. Several young people who survived Utoya's massacre, told VG paper that the shootings were coming from "two different places on the island at the same time."
Details of two deadly attacks Friday in Norway quickly outpaced U.S. officials’ initial responses, which assumed the bombing in Oslo and a mass shooting at a youth camp outside the city were the work of a terrorist organization. But by late Friday, police and government officials in the Scandinavian country were comparing the attacks to the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City — as the work of one of its own citizens, unrelated to Al Qaeda or any other terror movement. Continue Reading
For much of the day yesterday, the featured headline on The New York Times online front page strongly suggested that Muslims were responsible for the attacks on Oslo; that led to definitive statements on the BBC and elsewhere that Muslims were the culprits. The Washington Post ‘s Jennifer Rubin wrote a whole column based on the assertion that Muslims were responsible, one that, as James Fallows notes , remains at the Post with no corrections or updates. The morning statement issued by President Obama — “It’s a reminder that the entire international community holds a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring” and “we have to work cooperatively together both on intelligence and in terms of prevention of these kinds of horrible attacks” — appeared to assume, though (to its credit) did not overtly state, that the perpetrator was an international terrorist group.
A Norway youth camp shooting survivor told CBC News Network Saturday that he played dead around the bodies of his friends and didn't dare move — even when the gunman shot him in the shoulder at close range. Adrian Pracon, 21, a youth leader at the Utoya camp who spoke to CBC News Network ahead of going into surgery for his wound, recalled how he was so close to the gunman that he "felt the warmth" from his weapon. Pracon said he was on his way up to the coffee shop to buy some chips and soda and planned to share with the other people about the bombing in Oslo when gunshots rang out. "I'm standing there buying this and then 10, 20 seconds and the shooting started. People are running up hill towards coffee shop.
Friday night on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor , guest host Laura Ingraham said the terror attacks in Norway that killed of at least 92 people appeared “to be the work, once again, of Muslim extremists.” “In the meantime, in New York City, the Muslims who want to build the mosque at Ground Zero scored a huge legal victory,” she continued, after describing the attacks. “A Manhattan judge dismissed a lawsuit by former New York City firefighter Timothy Brown, who was trying to stop construction of the mosque.”
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