Sorry I’m late with this update.

Anders Behring Breivik (“Brei” pronounced like “Brai” in “Brain” and “vik” pronounced like “weak”), the Norwegian terrorist, has confessed that he was responsible both for the car bomb and the mass shootings in Otuya.

He was initially described as a conservative, an insane patriot who wanted to cleanse Norway and indeed Europe as a whole from Islam. But more troubling, media labelled him a christian and leftists media didn’t even wait until the bodies of the victims were cold before they started to scream about “christian extremism” and how this proves that Christianity is just as bad as Islam (a religion leftist media for some reason never blames for anything).

However, this is disproven in the madman’s manifesto, “2083: A European manifesto of independence” where he explains that there are “Religous christians” who really believe in God and christianity, and then there are people like him, who are christians not because they believe in christianity or anything, but because they respect christian culture and wants it to be preserved. I quote from his manifesto:

If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God then you are a religious Christian. Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian.

As a “Religous christian”, I don’t think he’s a christian at all. And I think any other “Religious” christian would agree with me on that. You have to actually believe in the bible and accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior (Which Breivik explicitly says he hasn’t).

This, however, doesn’t mean the media won’t still try to spin it. After all, if they can paint Timothy McVeigh as a christian, then why not Breivik?

The number of dead has been adjusted down to 76.

What’s interesting is that many muslims around the globe celebrated the attacks, before it became known that the perpetrator wasn’t a jihadist. On islamist forums around the world radical muslims wrote of how this attack had happened because Norway have a military presence in Afghanistan.

Did you hear any christians cheering once it was clear that the man was actually a nationalist, who called himself a christian? Anyone? Are there any christian countries supporting terrorism? Any large christian organizations supporting terrorism? Any large (or even  medium-sized) christian organisation that doesn’t in clear terms condemn terrorism? No.

Note also that Breivik never quotes the bible throughout his manifesto. It’s clear that it’s not an important text to him, and that it’s not what motivated him to do what he did. That’s not surprising to anyone (except maybe leftist media – but they’ll never care to find out anyway). Compare that to Islamic terrorism: They quote the Quran, and Hadith all the time. It’s clear that for them, religion is really the driving force behind their actions.

That’s the difference between Islamistic and “Christian” terrorism. And if we are to ever efficiently fight terrorism, then that’s what we’ll have to understand.

  1. Thank you for calling attention to this detail.

    The US media at least has a sort-of reason to keep calling him “christian”– they do the same thing with groups like the Catholic Church.  (For example, those surveys where “20% of Catholics don’t believe {binding, famous teaching of the Church}.”  Generally means “cultural” Catholics.)

    We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian.

    No, it makes you western.  And, given that you killed double-digit numbers of children in supposed support of your claimed “platform,” you’re not even that.

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