From the UK Telegraph's liveblogging
of the Anders Breivik trial (via Atlas Shrugs
), here's more revelations of how Breivik's behavior was basically a copycat crime commited through derangement:
9.50am The killer explains that he watched hours of documentaries to learn about the tactics employed by al-Qaeda and other terror groups. He says the great advantage to al-Qaeda is that they "embrace" martyrdom. This means their attacks are far harder to prevent.
9.43am We're back. Breivik is now talking in greater detail about his obsession with al-Qaeda. He says he learned of and began reading an online publication designed to radicalise young Muslims. It was from this source that he took on board the pscyhological shock value of carrying out multiple, near simultaneous attacks
9.23am The court retires for a 20 minute recess. Breivik's defence lawyer is still probing the killer on his motivation and planning for the attacks.
9.22am Once again, Breivik stresses the inspiration provided by al-Qaeda. The aim of political violence is to "attract attention" and "you need a very bloody action where the shock effect should be as big as possible".
So he did what a lot of jihadist recruits can do - viewed "documentary" footage and manuals. It should be clear that this is exactly why such materials are dangerous.
Labels: islam, jihad, Scandanavia, terrorism