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This is a video confirmed as produced and posted by Norwegian domestic terrorist Anders Behring Breivik a.k.a Andrew Berwick. In the video, he describes the destruction of “cultural conservatism” as being a product of “Marxists” and “Multiculturalism.” He calls for conservatives to arm themselves while it is still legal to acquire arms, and claims leftist elites are “importing votes” through immigration.

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On Saturday, Norway’s TV2, citing police sources, reported that the suspect uploaded a video to YouTube and a 1,500-page manifesto, written in English, to the Norwegian Web site Freak.no just hours before the attacks.

Both the manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence,” and the YouTube video were signed “Andrew Berwick,” an apparent Anglicization of Anders Breivik. Both also make extensive reference to the Crusades and the supposed threats to Christian Europe posed by Muslim immigrants and leftist political leaders

The video’s captions call on conservatives to “embrace martyrdom.” The text also says that if “the multiculturalist elites of Europe continue to refuse to voluntarily transfer political and military power to our conservative revolutionary forces,” then World War II “is likely going to appear as a picnic compared to the coming carnage.”

The video’s extensive text also bemoans the fact that postwar “Europe never had any politicians of the McCarthy caliber.” It complains of “the demonization of cultural conservatives” and the “persecution and vilification of nationalists” by “liberal elites,” who are described as “cultural Marxists.”

An image of President Obama appears at one point in the video, as the text describes a strategy of cultural Marxists to “systematically vilify ancestral heroes and instead glorify new, more appropriate ‘idols’ who adhere to Marxism.”

This is absolutely chilling. What seems shocking to Norwegians is common place in American political discourse. Don’t believe me? Watch the video above in full. Replace references to Europe or European with America or American.

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Norway attacks: Utøya gunman boasted of links to UK far right

The disclosure of Breivik’s claimed links with far-right organisations came as details continued to emerge about the rightwing Christian fundamentalist and Freemason behind Norway’s worst postwar act of violence.

It was revealed that the 32-year-old former member of the country’s conservative Progress party – who had become ever more extreme in his hatred of Muslims, leftwingers and the country’s political establishment – had ordered six tonnes of fertiliser in May to be used in the bombing. While police continued to interrogate Breivik, who was charged with the mass killings, evidence of his increasingly far-right world-view emerged from an article he had posted on several Scandinavian websites, including Nordisk, a site frequented by neo-Nazis, far-right radicals and Islamophobes since 2009.

The Norwegian daily VG quoted one of Breivik’s friends, saying that he had become a rightwing extremist in his late 20s and was now a strong opponent of multiculturalism, expressing strong nationalistic views in online debates.

Breivik had talked admiringly online about conversations he had had with unnamed English Defence League members and the organisation Stop the Islamification of Europe (SIOE) over the success of provocative street actions leading to violence.

"I have on some occasions had discussions with SIOE and EDL and recommended them to use certain strategies," he wrote two years ago. "The tactics of the EDL are now to ‘lure’ an overreaction from the Jihad Youth/Extreme-Marxists, something they have succeeded in doing several times already."

This could be here.

And really, I’m tired of this assertion that “he’s not a real Christian.” Fine. He’s a right-wing extremist. He ranted about Muslims, Marxists, leftists, and the importance of a strong sense of nationalistic exceptionalism. If he weren’t a mass murderer, he’d do well in Glenn Beck’s former time slot. Is that better?

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The ninth anniversary of 9/11 was commemorated in Lower Manhattan with a solemn ceremony of reflection and remembrance, but the focus and tone shifted as demonstrations for and against a planned Islamic cultural center and mosque got underway nearby.
The Rev. Terry Jones said he had “totally canceled” his plans to burn copies of the Quran in Gainesville, Fla., but the rancorous anti-Islam mood he espoused was evident near ground zero. Shortly after the memorial service for victims killed there, a man from North Carolina burned pages of the Quran, and another protester from Pennsylvania tore out pages of the Islamic holy book and coaxed the anti-mosque protesters to buy it as “toilet paper.”
"It is tough, it is durable, it doesn’t tear," he said to the onlookers, some of whom laughed while others looked shocked.
"The protest could have been done tomorrow," said Michele Belloli, 58, who said she had already helped block construction of a mosque in her neighborhood in Staten Island. "It isn’t nice for the families of the victims to see us arguing on the day of their sadness," she said. "it hurts just to be down here."
Other protesters, however, asserted that 9/11 was an ideal day to marshal public sentiment against the controversial project, known as Park51.
"I think it is completely appropriate to have this rally today, because 9/11 is what it’s all about," said Mary Jane Plaza, who came from Connecticut with her husband and headed to the anti-mosque rally after attending the memorial service.
"Muslims will never be American citizens, they don’t fit, they don’t assimilate," said one elderly protester from Illinois, who declined to give her name. "Let’s call a spade a spade: I want them out, not in."
Protesters held up placards like “Islam is intolerant,” and “No Bloomosque no Obamosque mosque, no victory mosque,” mocking the support President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have shown for the Park51 project…
Belloli said that two months ago she would not have been able to articulate her reasons for opposing the mosque, but now she knows why. “This mosque has made me really read, and Muslims build mosques in areas they think they have conquered,” she said. 

I am having a tough time recognizing my country. Look at the faces of those people and tell me, this is what America is supposed to be about. You can’t.

The ninth anniversary of 9/11 was commemorated in Lower Manhattan with a solemn ceremony of reflection and remembrance, but the focus and tone shifted as demonstrations for and against a planned Islamic cultural center and mosque got underway nearby.

The Rev. Terry Jones said he had “totally canceled” his plans to burn copies of the Quran in Gainesville, Fla., but the rancorous anti-Islam mood he espoused was evident near ground zero. Shortly after the memorial service for victims killed there, a man from North Carolina burned pages of the Quran, and another protester from Pennsylvania tore out pages of the Islamic holy book and coaxed the anti-mosque protesters to buy it as “toilet paper.”

"It is tough, it is durable, it doesn’t tear," he said to the onlookers, some of whom laughed while others looked shocked.

"The protest could have been done tomorrow," said Michele Belloli, 58, who said she had already helped block construction of a mosque in her neighborhood in Staten Island. "It isn’t nice for the families of the victims to see us arguing on the day of their sadness," she said. "it hurts just to be down here."

Other protesters, however, asserted that 9/11 was an ideal day to marshal public sentiment against the controversial project, known as Park51.

"I think it is completely appropriate to have this rally today, because 9/11 is what it’s all about," said Mary Jane Plaza, who came from Connecticut with her husband and headed to the anti-mosque rally after attending the memorial service.

"Muslims will never be American citizens, they don’t fit, they don’t assimilate," said one elderly protester from Illinois, who declined to give her name. "Let’s call a spade a spade: I want them out, not in."

Protesters held up placards like “Islam is intolerant,” and “No Bloomosque no Obamosque mosque, no victory mosque,” mocking the support President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have shown for the Park51 project…

Belloli said that two months ago she would not have been able to articulate her reasons for opposing the mosque, but now she knows why. “This mosque has made me really read, and Muslims build mosques in areas they think they have conquered,” she said. 

I am having a tough time recognizing my country. Look at the faces of those people and tell me, this is what America is supposed to be about. You can’t.

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