July 23, 2011

Norway attacks: Utøya gunman boasted of links to UK far right

Anders Brehing Breivik took part in online discussions with members of the EDL and other anti-Islamic groups
Anders Brehing Breivik, the man accused of the murder of at least 91 Norwegians in a twin bomb and gun massacre, boasted online about his discussions with the far right English Defence League and other anti-Islamic European organisations.

The Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, said Norwegian officials were working with foreign intelligence agencies to see if there was any international involvement in the slaughter. "We have running contact with other countries' intelligence services," he said.

Breivik was arrested on Utøya island where he shot and killed at least 84 people, mostly teenagers, at a youth summer camp for supporters of Norway's Labour Party after bombing Oslo's government district just hours before.Dressed as a policeman, he ordered the teenagers to gather round him before opening fire on them. Survivors described how dozens of people were mown down. Edvard Fornes, 16, described how the gunman told the youths, "Don't be shy," and, "Come and play with me," before executing them. "There were two kids lying, hiding, in a ditch saying, 'please, please don't shoot us,' and he shot them."

Another youth, Ida Knudsen, 16, said she had been in a group of 100 who had initially ran from the killer, but that was reduced to around 60 as the gunman pursued them. Eventually she was one of 12 who climbed into a boat and escaped.

With the entire island a crime scene, officers were still combing the shoreline on Saturday and boats were searching the water for more bodies amid fears the toll could rise further. The police were continuing to investigate whether there had been a second gunman on the island.

The disclosure of Breivik's claimed links with other far right organisations came as details emerged about the rightwing Christian fundamentalist and freemason behind Norway's worst post-war act of violence.

It was revealed that the 32-year-old former member of the country's conservative Progress Party – who had become ever more extreme in his hatred of Muslims, left wingers and the country's political establishment – had ordered six tonnes of fertiliser in May to be used in the bombing. While police continued to interrogate Breivik, who was charged with the mass killings, evidence of his increasingly far right world view emerged from an article he had posted on several Scandinavian websites, including Nordisk – a site frequented by neo-Nazis, far right radicals and Islamophobes since 2009.

The Norwegian daily VG quoted one of Breivik's friends saying that he had become a rightwing extremist in his late 20s and was now a strong opponent of multi-culturalism, expressing strong nationalistic views in online debates.

Breivik had talked admiringly about conversations he had had with unnamed English Defence League members and the organisation Stop the Islamification of Europe over the success of provocative street actions leading to violence.

"I have on some occasions had discussions with SIOE and EDL and recommended them to use certain strategies," he wrote two years ago.

"The tactics of the EDL are now to 'lure' an overreaction from the Jihad Youth/Extreme-Marxists, something they have succeeded in doing several times already." Contacted about the allegation by email by last night the EDL had not answered.

The latest disclosures came as the Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg flew by helicopter to a hotel in the town of Sundvollen – close to the island of Utøya – where many survivors were taken and where relatives converged to reunite with their loved ones or to identify their dead.

"A whole world is thinking of them," Stoltenberg said, his voice cracking with emotion. He said the twin attacks made Friday the deadliest day in peacetime Norway. "This is beyond comprehension. It's a nightmare. It's a nightmare for those who have been killed, for their mothers and fathers, family and friends," he said.

Buildings around the capital lowered their flags to half-staff. People streamed to Oslo cathedral to light candles and lay flowers; outside, mourners began building a makeshift altar from dug-up cobblestones. On Saturday the Queen wrote to Norway's King Harald to offer her condolences and express her shock and sadness.

Breivik's Facebook page was blocked, but a cached version describes a conservative Christian from Oslo. The profile veers between references to lofty political philosophers and gory popular films, television shows and video games. The account appears to have been set up on 17 July. The site lists no "friends" or social connections.
The Guardian


Anonymous said...

"Unnamed English Defence League members"...

Stephen Lennon

Anonymous said...

Let's hope the 'intelligence' services hone in on Mr Lennon and co.... but then again that would be perfectly ironical.... 'intelligence' and EDL are mutually exclusive.

Anonymous said...

I don't think we'll be seeing a Norwegian Defence League get off the ground any time soon.

Anonymous said...

I am very hopeful this is also the beginning of the end of EDL.

After the atrocity in Norway and the now well publicised links of the culprit with the EDL..... the mere mention of the name will hopefully be viewed with disgust and distaste.

EDL was already associated with scum.. now it's associated with mass murder. Hope it dies a death pronto.

Anonymous said...

From now on we should treat the EDL as nothing more than a incubator for racist terrorism.

sue gee said...

Yaxley is destroying his hard drive and dumping it into the nearest dustbin as we speak.

But even without the evidence of advice being passed in both directions, which the EDL will want to destroy, the shit will most surely speak.

Anti-racist protests where the EDL are present, should include a minute's silence for the 90 plus victims of Norwegian neo-Nazism.

Anonymous said...

"Contacted by email, the EDL had not answered"

The guilt speaks silence.

Any lies told now then later exposed, would probably result in the arrest and henceforth the jailing of Stephen Yaxley Lennon for the many offences to which until now, the state has turned a blind eye to, in that secret deal he did with special branch.

The security forces are now likely to throw the Luton scumbag into the same skip where his hard drive has been dumped, removing all protection from prosecution.

freddy said...

Yaxley's living on borrowed time when the coppers finally catch up with him.

Jeff Marsh needs investigating also. He's slimy. And a career racist. As his autobiography reads, he violently racist attacked African-Carribean Londoners with road signs, which should serve as a severe warning that he is a hardline neo-nazi as well as an infamous football hooligan.

Like XL, is Marsh also a copper's nark?

rememberthedead said...

The violent criminal neo-Nazi EDL organisation did a lot of these things, working with overseas nazis to boost their flagging egos.

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Anonymous said...

Wish I was Yaxley Lennon's binman.

PJ H said...

If you read YouTube where EDL videos are posted, there are hundreds if not thousands of incitement comments to "nuke" murder poison, or shoot Muslims, socialists and democrats, and neither YouTube nor the police give a shit about arresting British citizens posting these sick murderous comments.

Maybe it's time Google wakes up and bans the motherfucking far right murdering scum from the internet.

Excuse the strong launguage, but fuck the fifth ammendment. Fuck free speech. Fuck the American constitution that allows groups like the KKK to lawfully gather in public, that allows eugenic conferences to happen, that kept Stormfront Don Black out of jail for so long...

Censure the internet please Google/YouTube before more of these sick murderous fascist fantasies posted by british racists with impunity are carried out for real.

Anonymous said...

Several sites including Amazon UK are still selling neo-nazi thug Jef Marsh's autobiography on the net.

These sites need to be boycotted by socialists, greens and progessive people.

Anonymous said...

"exposed, would probably result in the arrest and henceforth the jailing of Stephen Yaxley Lennon for the many offences to which until now, the state has turned a blind eye to, in that secret deal he did with special branch".

This happened in the Sheffield Central Police Station.

toneluck said...

On another note, I'm so sorry to hear that Amy Whitehouse has died after suffering years of depression.

She came out to openly vocally support Hope Not Hate and oppose the EDL and the BNP.

Anonymous said...

The Big Cheeses of British Street Fascism were protected by the state, but what's gonna happen now?

Anonymous said...

Yaxley used to get away with murder (excuse the unfortunate pun)

Anonymous said...

Wander if come bonfire night, by then, the moderate EDL nazis (if there are any left) will have burnt their Yaxley merchandise?????

Anonymous said...

"Jeff Marsh needs investigating also. He's slimy. And a career racist. As his autobiography reads, he violently racist attacked African-Carribean Londoners with road signs"

True! How could he lead a "soul" crew when he secretly hated black people?

af60 said...

Its about time edl friendly pubs are named and shamed.

In Manchester theres quite a few of these pubs and they are mostly near piccadilly.

Anonymous said...

Does it sadly take something like this to happen in britain by an edl member for the edl to finally be banned?

Anonymous said...


Wow - what a U turn from the dear old Sunday Express. But very welcome nonetheless.

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Anonymous said...

"Several sites including Amazon UK are still selling neo-nazi thug Jef Marsh's autobiography on the net.

These sites need to be boycotted by socialists, greens and progessive people."

as a Trade Union member I boycot Amazon any way !

OLd Sailor

Anonymous said...

According to the Guardian website 6 more people have been arrested in connection with this case. Seems like it may have been a rather more organised attack by a neo-nazi group and not just a lone wolf.

Anonymous said...

The EDL have put out a statement on their website claiming to have no links with the Oslo bomber. Yet, they have a post on their front page by someone called 'Fjordman'.

According to Richerd Silverstein's entry (http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2011/07/22/rightist-wreaks-terror-through-norway/):

Norwegian bloggers are reporting that Breivik is the author of a blog called Fjordman and that he’s guest blogged for Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch and Gates of Vienna “for years.” As Breivik, he publicly praised one of her posts. Elise Hendrick has translated a passage from Realisten which confirms that Fjordman and Breivik are one and the same:

According to his own statements, Anders Behring Breivik previously operated the blog ‘Fjordman’, and later wrote for many years under the pseudonym Fjordman for the anti-Muslim and Zionist blogs Gates of Vienna and Jihad Watch.

Anonymous said...

EDL financier Alan Lake talks of executing people on Norwegian TV:


irishtony said...

This may seem like a strange train of thought, but Breivik is been referred to as " a mass murderer" by the mainstream media and not an anti government terrorist. Is that because he is White Christian? What would he be referred to if he was a Muslim I wonder?

When are the media going to see the EDL as the danger that they really are? A festering blob of evil on a very volatile landscape.

Expose the EDL said...

"EDL financier Alan Lake talks of executing people on Norwegian TV":

He also plotted his "EDL Final Solution" for British Muslims, socialists, religious leaders and even Conservative Party politicians, which involved forced ghettoisation, and summary executions of everybody trying to escape his Berlin-style ghettos, including David Cameron and the Archbiship of Canterbury.

For a supposed Christian, Alan Lake harbours the same cold, callous hatred as the Oslo nazi killer...

Check out Alan Lake’s Final Solution: –


AFA said...

The lying neo-nazi dogs at the EDL wrote: "We strongly oppose extremism and always reject any suggestion of us being either extremists or far-right, due to our great past record of dealing with anyone who holds such extremist views."

Well, fascist scumbags, why is Alan Lake still a key figure in the EDL after he wrote his fucking Final Solution?

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Anonymous said...

Still blaming Muslims: