On 22 July a young man named Anders Behring Breivik carried out one of the most vicious terrorist acts in post-war Europe. In a carefully orchestrated. We refrained from posting this document for a number of days due to concerns about some of its content. However, the fact that the document is. In this article, I examine the way in which the Bible is used in Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto, arguing that this provides an important example of the role of .

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Hoover, God—7. In the following parts, I look at the life experiences and events that appear to play decisive a role in his transformation into a terrorist, as presented, in the manifesto, by Breivik.

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Homegrown terrorism and transformative learning: The Bible is situated in a pre-modern state where its signifying powers are policed. Anders Breivik adopts an Anglicized spelling of his name: Prosecutors in Norway call for Breivik insanity verdict. What distinguishes in his analysis is the notion that Islam poses a significant threat to Europe and its people and, if not tackled immediately, future generations run the risk of becoming slaves within their countries.


Lit Verlag, God and the British Soldier: The general consensus deutsdh opinion was that very few would have expected the terrorist 1 to be a Caucasian Norwegian, born and raised in the affluent west end area of Oslo — as he was later revealed to be. Some CT approaches addressed. Mark Jurgensmeyer, Terror in the Mind of God: The attacks on July 22nd, sent shock waves to democratic societies, since, contrary to what expected shortly after the lethal events, it was a single perpetrator, and not an organized terrorist group, who meticulously prepared maniffst executed the plan.

Anders Behring Breivik’s Complete Manifesto “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence”

University of California Press. God is not a deeutsch, the Bible encourages violence as self-defense of the Christian God and his seemingly exclusively European people; additionally, proponents of an anti-multiculturalist and anti-Muslim position are effectively soldiers of Christ, following a biblical tradition of righteous warfare.

The present article aims to provide maniefst short overview of my research on the radicalization process of the Norwegian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik. Global patterns, motivations and prevention. Fagbokforlaget, What if Islamophobia is inextricably caught up in a fealty to Christianity, at least rhetorically, in some circles? The Christian Science Monitor.

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But this challenge is also necessary as a debate outside the academic operations of biblical studies. The Bible could not be clearer on the right, even the duty we have as Christians to self-defense.


Sindre Bangstad, author of Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobiaonly comments on this issue once: Hoover mentions, for instance, the reference in Matthew The biblical references are plucked from the pages of the Bible and generously scattered in the relevant section in such a way so as to suggest a wide and thereby representative biblical scope. Are the aspects that link Breivik to Christianity and the Bible not engaged with because they appear exceptional within secular modern Europe?

What is the Bible and what function does it play for Breivik and his fellow ideologues? The common hermeneutical step here involves de-literalizing or relativizing biblical passages that could be taken as critical of violence, whilst elevating, and in places literalizing, passages that justify the use of militant and militaristic defense.

These are drawn from across the biblical duetsch. Fagbokforlaget,76—8. The manifesto thus draws attention to the wider ideological circuits that foster hatred against Muslims and condemn multiculturalism.

Andrew Berwick, for the manifesto.