Richard Starr of The Weekly Standard has uncovered The Manifesto Behind the Horror in Norway. Starr writes, “The Norwegian terrorist seems to have penned a long Unabomber-style manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Indpendence,” which can be downloaded, for now at least, at this link.” Moments ago I successfully downloaded the pdf and took a random walk through the 1500 page document. You might download it yourself. As Starr puts it, “The man is a mass-murdering sociopath, responsible for a horrific bloodbath yesterday. He is an extremist, but he is not incoherent.” I agree – and would add one other note of commentary. Those looking for anti-Semitic, anti-Israel rants will be sorely disappointed. Below is part of a long Q&A from the manuscript.
Q: What tipped the scales for you? What single event made you decide you wanted to continue planning and moving on with the assault?
A: For me, personally, it was my government’s involvement in the attacks on Serbia (NATO bombings in 1999) several years back. It was completely unacceptable how the US and Western European regimes bombed our Serbian brothers. All they wanted was to drive Islam out by deporting the Albanian Muslims back to Albania. When the Albanians refused, they really didn’t have any choice but to use military force. By disallowing the Serbians the right for self-determination over their sovereign territory they indirectly dug a grave for Europe. A future where several Mini-Pakistan’s would eventually will be created in every Western European capital. This is unacceptable, completely unacceptable.
There have been several issues that have reaffirmed my beliefs since then. Among them; my governments cowardly handling of the Muhammad Cartoon issue and their decision to award the Nobel peace prize to an Islamic terrorist (Arafat) and appeasers of Islam. There have been tens of other issues. My government and our media capitulated to Islam several years ago, after the Rushdie event. Since then, it has gone downhill. Thousands of Muslims pouring in annually through our Asylum institution, or by family reunification. The situation is just chaotic. These suicidal traitors must be stopped.
NB: Since the killer turned out not to be an Islamist – just the opposite – look for liberal and leftwing attempts to link the Norwegian’s thoughts and acts to responsible anti-Jihadists. After all, that’s about the only thing the liberal-left crowd is good at.