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Is Anders Breivik A 'Christian Terrorist'?

by: JT

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There was an opinion article by David Gibson in the Huffington post last week, better written than my own thoughts on the issue, which also addressed the issue of whether the mass murderer in Norway could legitimately be called a Christian Terrorist.

The mass murders in Oslo have raised a host of agonizing questions, but few have such an ancient lineage and contemporary resonance as whether Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist behind the attacks that killed 76 Norwegians last Friday (July 22), is a Christian.

Breivik claimed that he is a Christian in various forums, but most explicitly and in greatest detail in the 1,500-page manifesto he compiled over several months and posted on the Internet.

"At the age of 15 I chose to be baptised [sic] and confirmed in the Norwegian State Church," the 32-year-old Breivik wrote. "I consider myself to be 100 percent Christian."

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