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Saturday, July 23, 2011
"Andrew Berwick" Manifesto Linked To Oslo Killer Anders Behring BreivikUPDATED THROUGHOUT
A 1,500-page manifesto written by Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed more than 90 people in a combined bomb and shooting attack in Oslo yesterday.
The document was posted online to Stormfront, a U.S. based white supremacist Web forum. Norwegian authorities authenticated the manifesto some hours after it became available online.
Even prior to their statement, the document appeared to be authentic due to its length and lavish detail, although reports Sunday indicated that some portions of the manuscript were copied directly from the Unabomber's manifesto.
The document first came to my attention on Twitter, where Foreign Policy editor Blake Hounshell has been dissecting it in some detail. Click here to see his comments. The manifesto claims, among other things, that Breivik was part of a right-wing international "Knights Templar" group. Hounshell went through the entire document and subsequently posted a summary.
I first saw the actual document posted by blogger Kevin Slaughter at his eponymous site. Slaughter has also posted a copy on Google Docs (his site is running slow due to traffic).
Jarret Brachman posted a Wordle content analysis on the manifesto which shows pretty clearly what Breivik was focused on.
You can also follow me on Twitter for updates as warranted.
For more about Western extremism, check out J.M. Berger's new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, on sale everywhere.
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