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Anders Breivik

I Hate Fundamentalism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Ian Reifowitz

Fundamentalism is an idea so extreme that its adherents will do anything to see it succeed. Anything. Fundamentalism is an idea that cancels out any competing concerns, any other values or commitments. To a fundamentalist, the end justifies the means, no matter what.

How Do We Describe People Who Commit Violence and Their Victims?

Steven Ramey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Religion
Steven Ramey

The murder victims in Chapel Hill have been described as students, family members, Muslims, and Syrian, and the accused murderer as an atheist, anti-theist, white male, and terrorist.

How to React to Lone-Wolf Terror Attacks: A Lesson from Norway

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the wake of an "incident" that might have transformed any society, a madman's cold-blooded political slaughter of innocents, Norwegians, individually and en masse, chose not to panic or let their world be altered.

School Shootings by Terrorists Fail to Achieve Their Political Goals

John A. Tures | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.

Norway Killer Threatens Hunger Strike For Better Video Games

Posted 02.16.2014 | World

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik has threatened to go on hunger strike for better video games to alleviate his "torture"-like living conditions,...

What Are Violent Video Games Doing To Us? It's Complicated

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

For all their popularity, video games -- violent ones in particular -- get a pretty bad rap. They've come under fire for making our kids lazy, insubor...

What Kind Of People Might We Become If We Stopped Killing Killers?

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

While most of us never have to notice how much killing happens on our behalf, the social ethos of retribution and punishment behind the urge to execute infects much of our society and our souls.

LOOK: Video Shows Norway Killer's Attack On Government HQ

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

Norway's public broadcaster NRK has released the first footage of the attack on the Norwegian government's headquarters by extremist Anders Behring Br...

Multiculturalism: It's Complicated

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Ruth Starkman

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism examines the complexities of multiculturalism both as a policy and as a cultural practice. This wide-ranging book will appeal to many different audiences with its field studies, interviews, and cultural reflections.

Why Hide After Shouting 'Fire' In A Crowded Theatre?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

My beef with all these so called champions of free speech who feel so strongly about broadcasting their hateful views, yet run for cover when threatened: Why do these people leave innocent Americans to pay the price of their irresponsible acts? Why don't they man up?

Reflections on the Richard Millet Case

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Strangely enough, what I find most shocking in this Richard Millet affair is the reaction of an entire part of the French literary milieu. There appeared this strange, new technique which consists of, above all, not taking sides.

Our Hubris Over American Criminal Justice

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

Our scanty understanding of other legal systems generates ugly misconceptions of foreign systems and cultures.

Norway One Year Later: Are We Any Closer To Understanding This Tragedy?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We certainly know more of the facts behind the tragedy and its real (non-Muslim) perpetrator. But are we in a better place when it comes to understanding what happened in Norway? I have my doubts.

Norway Killer Posed Like Body Builder After Arrest

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

OSLO, May 25 (Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik first requested a band aid for a cut finger when police arrested him, then pos...

Trayvon -- Killed by an Idea

Zetta Elliott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

In 2009, a year after the publication of my first picture book, Bird, I wrote an open letter to the children's publishing industry. I appealed to the ...

Templars And Terror: Anders Breivik's Fantasy World

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

Is Breivik a madman? I'll leave that to psychiatrists. As a historian, I do recognize in him a peculiarly Western Christian transgression, one as old as Philip the Fair: projecting vile, sick and paranoid dreams onto the Knights Templar.

Norway Killer's American 'Penpal' Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

Few people have anything good to say about Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed perpetrator of the 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway that killed 77 pe...

In Norway, You Can Murder 77 People and Still Enjoy Retirement

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

If Anders Behring Breivik is found to be mentally competent, the toughest sentence Norwegian law can mete out is 21 years, though he may still remain incarcerated if he is deemed to be a danger to society. Breivik may be walking the streets by the time he's 55.

Anders Breivik -- Our Standard Bearer?

Barry Lando | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Deranged he may be, but his beliefs and bloody actions are very much a natural product of the mounting fear and hatred of Muslims throughout much of Europe these past few years, as well as the United States.

Myths About Crusade Myths: Were They Defensive Wars?

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

While not a defensive war, the First Crusade was a war of vengeance. The Christians were out to avenge the sufferings of their Savior, the humiliations He was forced to endure every day...

We Choose Dignity

Jens Stoltenberg | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Jens Stoltenberg

On July 22nd we lost some of our country's most precious assets: our youth. But we kept our dignity as a nation. Now we will find our way back to normality. But there will be new tests that are just as demanding as the ones we have passed.

A Time for Stories About Heroes

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Gail Vida Hamburg

In the wake of the Oslo explosions and the massacre on Utoyo island, we have learned so much, too much, about the protagonist of the whole tragedy. But what of those who were at the scene unharmed themselves but who helped those who were?

Should Oslo Shooter Anders Breivik Receive a Public Trial?

Todd Brewster | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Todd Brewster

How do we protect the need for a public and transparent judicial process without rewarding acts of violence with the very mission of their violence: publicity for a set of radical ideas?

Much Ado About Breivik: Why Academics Should Engage The Killer's Writings

Ruth Starkman | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Ruth Starkman

It won't be long before the discussion abandons Anders Breivik. The task at hand is to engage the discussion of Islam, Europe and the struggles of multiculturalism.

Norway and the Fox News Response

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.