A 32-year-old Norwegian political extremist, now known to be an enemy of Muslims, bombed an Oslo government center on Friday, July 22, killing seven. He then traveled to an island summer camp 17 miles distant, a youth camp for the sons and daughters of the Norwegian Labor Party, where he savagely murdered at least 80 of the children.
His killings at the camp were horrendous. Anders Behring Breivik, at his arrival on the Utoya Island camp was dressed as a police officer. Fitting, because at the camp island, the police had just established a powerful presence, searching and locking down that area in their search for him — Breivik – following the Oslo bombings.
Anders Breivik is a blond haired fair skinned Norwegian of striking appearance. He told any who questioned him that he was making routine checks in connection with the earlier terror attack.
Some of the 80 or more campers killed in the rampage were as young as 16. Many jumped into the water to escape, and the killer shot them to death as they tried to swim from harm’s way. In the words of one camper, a 15-year old girl, fortunate to escape, “He first shot people on the island. Afterward he started shooting people in the water.”
Armed Norwegian police officers chased the mass murderer half a mile across Utoya Island, where, cornered, he simply surrendered. Even as the officers prepared to shoot the Neo-Nazi terrorist, he stopped. He didn’t panic; he “just surrendered.” A check told police that the shooter’s only weapon, an automatic pistol, had run out of bullets.
Breivik is said to have viewed American “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski as a hero and wrote anti-Muslim philosophy on his Facebook page. In Oslo, Breivik placed explosions that shattered windows at government buildings, including the building which held the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, who was not injured. Seven people however were killed, and about 15 injured.
In court some days later, on July 25th, Anders Breivik admitted the bombings and the killing of the young people, claiming that he was saving Europe from a Muslim takeover. He said he attacked the Norwegian liberal party because, “price of their treason is what they had to pay.” He would not enter a guilty plea, but told the court he was the perpetrator, trying to save Norway and Europe from cultural Marxism and “Muslimization.”
He referred to himself as part of an organization, of which now two “cells” remain.