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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wiki entry on Bleivik

Wikipedia now has an entry on Bleivik which shows a much more complex portrayal. The relevant entries:

Acting national police chief Sveinung Sponheim told public broadcaster NRK that the suspected gunman's Internet postings "suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views, but whether that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen". After being apprehended, Breivik was characterized by officials as being a right-wing extremist. Breivik is described by the newspaperVerdens Gang as considering himself a conservative nationalist. reported to have written many posts described as "Islam-critical and Israel-friendly." He is a former member of the right-wing Progress Party (FrP) and its youth wing FpU...

According to media reports, he identifies himself as an admirer of Winston Churchill and Max Manus, and also of Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Breivik has also identified himself as "pro-gay and pro-Israel".

Pro-gay and pro-Israel? Strange, the New York Times account this morning identified him -- in the first paragraph -- only as a Christian fundamentalist with ties to far right groups. They musta just forgot the other parts. 

Addendum, two hours later: the pro-gay refererence has already been scrubbed from the Wikipedia entry. In my experience, gays are always trying to claim their club is bigger than it is, but I guess this is one guy they didn't want as a member.

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