Friday, May 11, 2012

This is the face of a terrorist

(via the BBC)

The above is Anders Breivik. He is a Christian terrorist. He smiles slightly, smug, at his trial, that he has declared he would turn into a "circus" for his radical anti-Islam standpoints.

Breivik has admitted to murdering 77 people for the "crime" of supporting multiculturalism. He is a self-described Christian nationalist. He is a terrorist, just the same as Osama bin Laden was a terrorist. He murdered people to advance a political viewpoint. But our press won't call him a terrorist.

Fox News calls him a mass-murderer who has been charged with terrorism. So does MSNBC. CNN says he is a mass murderer, but quotes an expert on terrorism.

Why can't we call a spade a spade? Breivik is a terrorist. He's admitted his crimes were for the purpose of advancing a political agenda, even though he calls himself a patriot (as terrorists often do, see Timothy McVeigh for an example). Even if the Norwegian court finds him insane, his insanity acted in a way many sane terrorists have. Breivik wanted to frighten young people away from the political discourse he finds distasteful. Call him a fucking terrorist.

Because he is.

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