Sunday, July 24, 2011

Breivik's English Helper?

So here is some semi-informed speculation. In his manifesto, mass murderer Anders Brievik refers to his connections to members of the pan-European Far Right, in particular this weird group called "The Knight's Templar",  He says:

 I had or have a relatively close relationship with at least one of them, an Englishman, who became my mentor. He was the one who first described the “perfect knight” and had written the initial fundament for this compendium. I was asked, not only once but twice, by my mentor; let’s call him Richard, to write a second edition of...

So who is this English "perfect knight" named Richard?  The UK papers are wondering. Well Richard=Richard The Lionheart (see the manifesto through the link), and Richard the Lionheart = "The Perfect Knight".

Now, there's this crackpot English blogger, who has in past years tried to dodge hate-speech charges in the UK by fleeing to South Carolina, and whose real name is Paul Ray.  He's with the English Defense League, and he blogs under the name of Lionheart.  Here's a shot of him:
Note the dummy with the emblem of the Templars on its shirt.  Not the other dummy.

Again, this is hardly conclusive, but I'm not the only one whose thought of it either.


Rotterdam said...

We must try to understand his anger.

Was he driven to violence due to the United States”

Was he driven to violence due to Israel.

Was he was driven to violence due to social conditions.

If only we had listened to his grievances.

And my favorite,
"And I do think that the Western world is getting too rich in relation to the poor world and necessarily will be looked upon as being arrogant and self-satisfied, greedy and with no limits. The 11th of September is an occasion for me to realize it even more."
Our former Prime Minister

Gene Rayburn said...

Funny... I've read that comment before.

Robert G. Harvie, Q.C. said...
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Robert G. Harvie, Q.C. said...

My two cents - which I blogged about today..

The irony is that Breivik is a perfect disciple of Osama Bin Laden.

They can't get sufficient numbers of people to pay attention to their moronic views to effect political change through peaceful means, so they'll just kill innocent people to get attention.

I think rather than use this senseless act to further polarize us, we use it to draw us together - those of us who beleive in peace and use of political discourse to effect change vs. those who think it's ok to use violence and threats to accomodate their ends.

sharonapple88 said...

Our former Prime Minister.

The answer was to the question: By the end of the day, what were you thinking about in terms of how the world had changed?

It wasn't: what do you think the motivations were for the terrorist?

As Svend Robinson and Joe Clark noted,
the answer has been twisted.

But if we're going to the cause of Breivik's anger, how about the rise of the right-wing extremism in Europe, or how about the filter bubble on the internet? (Here's one case where getting one's views reflected back to oneself lead to a dangerous situation.)

Anonymous said...

Look that guy I dont like his outfit.


Daniele Luciano Moskal said...

Paul Ray (Paul Cinato) Lionheart, is the orignal founder of EDL which when he formed this group was totally non-facist. All though Paul is very radical and fundamental in his Christian view-points, he is by no means a racist and would condone any violence. He withdrew from the EDL membership because of their connections to racist & political groups and football hooligans who make up for the hard-core majority of members of the EDL. Most of the 'Mig Crew' - Luton's football hooligan firm are active members. They are the ones who have completely changed Paul Ray's (Lionheart's) original plans for the English Defence League as a non-racist Christian group into what it has become now - a new BNP!!!