Norway's (confessed) killer, Anders Breivik, was so American in his style of homicidal rampage that any of the 50 states' attorneys general might be reading reports of his killing spree and thinking, "Oh yes, reminds me of..." It's as though America had taught Breivik how to be an extremist, western-style.
Ujala Sehgal summarizes what we are learning about him. Excerpts:
a "Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections," according to the Times, as well as with anti-Muslim views, according to multiple sources
a user named Anders Behring Breivik claims there is not one country where Muslims have peacefully lived with non-Muslims, stating that instead it has had "catastrophic consequences" for non-Muslims
former member of the right winged political party Frp (Progress party). It's the second largest political party in Norway and their main issues are lower taxes and a much stricter policy on immigration
argued that socialism was breaking down traditions, culture, national identity and other societal structures and that this in turn made society weak and confused
listed his favorite books as "The Trial" by Franz Kafka and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, and his favorite television show as the serial killer show "Dexter"
seen in "military-style" clothing
earlier businesses were not much of a success, each one of them being dissolved after a short while after making a loss
a "loner," who lived with his mother in a wealthy suburb of west Oslo
when asked by reporters why he was armed, the man said, "because there are so many weird people here. I do not trust anyone"
Remember the Tucson killer when you read this one:
smiled as he was led into the police car
This is an increasingly familiar perp. My way or the highway. I'm the decider.
“We want to make very clear: This is not just the best plan on the table for addressing the debt limit — this is the only plan,” first-term Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) said.
We know it well.
The Norwegian killer seems to have been channeling Limbaugh's and Beck's and Hannity's ideas. He has left a series of statements online.
Seems to me this is pure Rush: "The ideology that has taken over Western Europe goes most commonly by the name of 'Political Correctness.' Some people see it as a joke. It is not. It is deadly serious. It seeks to alter virtually all the rules, formal and informal, that govern relations among people and institutions. It wants to change behaviour, thought, even the words we use."