Norwegian mass killer’s profile and his manifesto have dominated world media since last Friday. Anders Behring Breivik concluded his 1518 page manifesto 90 minutes before bombs shook Oslo. It appears he had been writing it for almost a decade. When he finished it, all was set for its postmodern publication. Breivik sent his ‘masterpiece,’ “2080: A European Declaration of Independence” to his 250 British contacts. Total of 1103 recipients across the continent found it in their inboxes.
Utoeya Island, outside Oslo was gifted to the AUF (The Labor Party Youth) after World War II. Party Summer Camps have shaped the career of many senior leaders of the Labor Party. For the killer, it was a potent nursery of the ‘Cultural Marxist’ and the future ‘multicultural’ leadership. Breivik might have marked the place for his attack ever since he started documenting his extremist views to “overthrow of all western European Multiculturalist governments” and evict “US military personnel on European soil.” He thought the attack on Friday would give people time all over the world to be mesmerized about his manifesto.
The statement of the killer that the attack was though ‘atrocious’ but ‘necessary,’ demands careful scrutiny of his motives and background influences. Was he massacring merely to hog media attention for promoting his writing that appeared on the internet minutes before the bloodbath? His imminent surrender, star attraction of the world media, and the court ceremonies were exactly visualized and written in his manifesto before setting out on a chilling mission.
“It’s one of the scariest documents I’ve ever read,” forensic clinical psychologist Ian Stephen told the BBC
“It’s written by a man who is absolutely meticulous in his development of his philosophy and he has researched everything, obviously shut away for a long period of time reading, researching, digging into the internet, reading books,” said the psychologist.
On his Facebook page, among his interest are bodybuilding and freemasonry.
According to Praveen Swami, a renowned Indian journalist, Norwegian mass killer’s manifesto hails Hindutva in India. Hindu nationals are ‘a key ally in a global struggle to bring down democratic regimes across the world. Breivik charts the route to a Xenophobic Europe through frequent use of terrorism, and global war involving Weapons of Mass Destruction to bring down the ‘cultural Marxist” order. Out of 1518 page manifesto 102 pages have been devoted to acknowledge patronizing influences of the Hindu worldview carried through organizations such as Sanatna Dharma, BJP, RSS, ABVP and VHP. Breivik observes, India’s ruling party is out to destroy the whole Hindu nation. He praises Hindus for systematically killing Muslims in India.
In December 1992-January 1993, 1000 Muslims were killed by Hindu mobs and police personnel led by political leaders. Justice B.N. Srikrishna Commission had indicted many police officers and some members of the parliament, but report was shelved to deny justice. Same happened with Christians and Sikhs who became victims of organized violence of Hindu-dominated governments.
Breivik’s exhortation to Hindu nationals is appalling. “Instead of attacking the Muslims, they should target the category A and B traitors in India and consolidate military cells and actively seek the overthrow of the cultural Marxist government.” He clearly points finger at the ruling Congress and the leftist parties, though they too have been blamed for playing Hindu majoritarian card.
Breivik refers to Hindu oriented historians K.S.Lal and Shrinandan Vyas in his manifesto. He is convinced that Hindus’ covert violence against Muslims is the right way to avenge their persecution during 1000-1525 AD. NS Rajaram, another historian of India finds mention in his controversial manifesto.
The reading of his entire manifesto will reveal what influences were integral to making of his character. However, his proposals such as “multicultural force medal” for alliance with Hindus, and “Liberation of India Service Medal” for Muslims’ expulsion from India indicate key influences in dealing with imagined fears. Even the idea of the creation of a servant class, “who will live in segregated communities in pre-defined areas of each major city” bears typical Hindu stamp of nurturing ‘untouchable ghettoes’ outside cities and villages.
Six feet tall and blond, Breivik was described as a normal man until he struck at blooming youth in Utoeya Island. He saw himself equal to 100,000 ‘who have only interests.’ According to The Telegraph Breivik’s solicitor, Geir Lippestad, confirmed that his client had visited Britain, and had said there were “two more cells in Norway and others from the Western world” ready to follow his example as per .
It is time for introspection for world leaders to set limits to their rhetoric. For them it maybe merely to win ensuing election, but words once uttered can make or unmake many lives. The world is not the same as it used to be in the medieval age. We have leaped from the Industrial to the Informational revolution. The phenomenal development in weaponry, communication, and readiness hasn’t put any ethical restraints to the imaginary threats. The vow to destroy the other is a delusional game. What solutions (covert games) Pundits have been proposing, in fact, are the basic problems of our age. It becomes a matter of great concern when like Breivik our leaders come to protect us, but end up destroying our trust.