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Norwegian terror suspect looked to the English Defence League as 'an example'

by Simon Basketter
Published Sat 23 Jul 2011
Issue No. 2261

The man arrested for yesterday’s murderous attacks in Norway admires Britain’s far right English Defence League and claimed to have held discussions with it.

More than 80 people attending a Labour Youth gathering were shot dead near the Norwegian capital Oslo when a man dressed in a police uniform opened fire.

A car bomb killed seven people earlier the same day outside Norway’s main government building in central Oslo.

Members of the ruling Labour Party were the targets in both cases. The killings have sent shockwaves around the world.

The media and “security experts” rushed to blame Islamic terrorists. But Norwegian police have arrested a Norwegian man, Anders Behring Breivik.

Breivik posted messages on a Norwegian website expressing his admiration for the English Defence League.

Among rants about Islam and Communism is the following (roughly translated from Norwegian):

“I have on some occasions discussed with SIOE [Stop Islamification Of Europe] and EDL and recommended them to use conscious strategies.

The tactics of the EDL is now out to 'entice' an overreaction from Jihad Youth / Extreme-Marxists something they have succeeded several times already. Over The reaction has been repeatedly shown on the news which has booster EDLs ranks high.

This has also benefited BNP. WinWin for both.

But I must say I am very impressed with how quickly they have grown but this has to do with smart tactical choice by management.

EDL is an example and a Norwegian version is the only way to prevent Blitz [anarchists] / SOS [anti-racist organisation SOS Rasisme] to harass Norwegian cultural conservatives from other fronts. Creating a Norwegian EDL should be No. 3 on the agenda after we have started up a cultural conservative newspaper with national distribution.

The agenda of the Norwegian cultural conservative movement over the next 5 years are therefore:

1 Newspaper with national distribution

2 Working for the control of several NGOs

3 Norwegian EDL”

It’s not known how many further links that Breivik may have with the English far right. But the hate that fuels the EDL showed its logical consequences in Norway this week.

That’s why we must make a renewed effort to build resistance to the EDL, in particular the national protest against the racist EDL in Tower Hamlets, London on Saturday 3 September.

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Sat 23 Jul 2011, 10:24 BST
Issue No. 2261
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