Anders Breivik seems to think that bringing what one witness called "a blanket of death" to a tiny island full of life and hope wasn't poisoning a paradise, but shining a light into hell.
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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.
In Breivik's mind he was recreating the historic efforts to save Europe from what he imagined to be the evils of Islam.
Breivik, like Osama bin Laden, is nothing short of the archetypal extremist whose ghastly deeds reveal the malevolence of passion when mixed with fear and hate. And Breivik, like bin Laden, is a man.
For several days now, the headlines of otherwise reputable journalistic institutions have trumpeted the news that a Christian fundamentalist killed dozens in Norway.
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