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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Norwegian serial killer Anders Breivik linked with the EDL

'Norwegian serial killer Anders Breivik linked with the EDL', from the Sunday Mercury. By Adam Aspinall. 31st August, 2011.

A BIRMINGHAM English Defence League member has confirmed that Norwegian serial killer Anders Breivik HAD previously been in touch with the group.

The far-right extremist murdered 76 people last week after detonating a bomb in Oslo and then gunning down defenceless youngsters on a nearby island.

Since the atrocity speculation had been rife that Breivik, 32, was connected to the EDL, but the group had denied the claims.

Yet Birmingham member Reginald Peters, who edits the EDL Extra website, said: “I know he contacted the Norwegian branch of the EDL and he may well have contacted members in Britain, too.

“But even if he did contact us over the years, the reality of what he was planning was never mentioned.

“He never told anyone what he was intending to carry out – why would he?

“I do not believe for one second that he would have told anyone of his plans.”

Before turning to mass murder crazed Breivik had posted supportive messages about the EDL in his online ‘manifesto’ – and there have been claims that he had once travelled to London for meetings.

But the leader of the EDL, Stephen Lennon, denied he had ever met the evil killer and said he did not believe the Norwegian had been on any of their demonstrations.

Mr Peters backed that view and said what Breivik had done was ‘disgusting’.

But in an earlier blog, he stated that the serial killer had ‘clearly recognised the destructive effects of extreme multiculturalism’ in Norway.

The Birmingham EDL member wrote: “Of course Anders Breivik would have been impressed and interested in the success and actions of the EDL. He sees himself as a patriot who is fighting against further Islamisation in Norway and beyond.

‘‘He has clearly recognised the destructive effects of extreme multiculturalism. He is also fully aware of the naive and suicidal nature of Norway’s Islamophile policies.

“Every movement or ideology has its extremes.

‘‘Take the Conservative Party in the 1960s and 1970s. It, too, was associated with vaguely fascist or extreme right-wing groups, such as the Monday Club and the National Front.

“There will always a murky area between a movement or ideology and extremist interpretations of that movement or ideology.’’

Mr Peters told the Sunday Mercury: “Mr Breivik may have shared certain ideas with the EDL, but he rejected us because he thought we were not radical enough – he says it himself in his manifesto.

“We are anti-terror. It’s the very thing we campaign against. So I think it would be somewhat hypocritical if we supported his disgusting actions in Norway.

“There is no accounting for individuals like Breivik. He was an elitist who wanted to take radical action and we would want no part in something like that.”


*) Note: The journalist got only two things wrong (which is better than usual). I didn't say that Breivik had been in contact with the EDL. (How would I know?). I said that he probably had some kind of contact with the EDL. Also, I didn't say he'd contacted 'the Norwegian branch of the EDL'. The Norwegian Defence League is not a 'branch' of the EDL. How can it be? How can it be a branch of an ENGLISH political group? It runs its own show, as far as I know.

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