Is Anders Breivik a lone wolf, or is the Norway bloodshed signaling a new terrorist threat?
According to his “Manifesto’, Breivik carefully planned each of his steps up to the killings. But more importantly, he also appears to have plans for the next years – nothing less than inspiring a ‘European civil war’ and a crusade against Muslims and pro-immigration left-wingers.
I’m a journalist, so it may look weird if I say that this trial should take place behind closed doors. But as a citizen, I think that’s safer. I have no idea how many extreme right activists Breivik could inspire, but as we saw, one man is enough to plunge a country into chaos.
By the way, Breivik will be out of jail at 53. He cannot serve more than 21 years in prison, according to Norwegian law. It would be a nightmare if he would reintegrate society as a political leader.
After the Oslo bloody Friday, I expect that right wing extremists across Europe would be monitored by the law enforcement in the same was as suspected Al Qaeda cells.
I would also expect a more in-depth discussion about what Angela Merkel and David Cameron called the failure of the multicultural model in European societies. What are the reasons for such failures? What can be done to address the shortcomings?
The failure of the Muslim immigrants to integrate in Western societies fuels Islamic fundamentalism, and now we learned that Islamic fundamentalism can fuel Christian fundamentalism.
Bin Laden would be very happy if he knew of such development.Georgi Gotev