Yeah, I've been watching a lot of documentaries as of late.
National Front and English Defence League members praise Norwegian mass murderer as 'truly inspirational'
The dark irony in Anders Behring Breivik’s courtoom ranting about multiculturalism is that his own worldview is riddled with that divisive ideology. Breivik poses as a one-man army against the evils of multiculturalism and the “Cultural Marxists” who have foisted it upon us. Yet in everything from his plea to respect “my culture” to his paranoid belief that “his culture” is under threat from both uncaring officials and uncouth plebs, Breivik reveals that he is in fact an adherent to the multicultural outlook. His view of himself as a threatened “culture”, his cloying self-pity, his paranoia about his traditions being trampled underfoot by Others – all of those warped ideas spring from the ideology of multiculturalism.
A Norwegian court has unanimously declared gunman Anders Behring Breivik to be sane.
He will be sentenced to at least 21 years in jail.
The mother of Anders Breivik told psychiatrists she feared her son was "insane" in the immediate period leading up to his killing 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last July and accused him of "lying" in large parts of his accounts to police.
Interviewing right-wing mass killer Anders Behring Breivik in jail was like meeting Hannibal Lecter, the cannibal in the horror film "Silence of the Lambs," a psychologist has said at his trial.
This film is NOT a parody of those horrible crimes, but this surreal proces in Norway. Don't feel disgusted, it's just a movie.
He was giving a shout out to his fellow justicar knight, Norwegianmog.
Breivik has said he intends to plead not guilty, but does not contest his role. His lawyers say he will claim that he acted in self-defence. Breivik has three cells to himself in Ila prison, where a special section has been set up to keep him separate from the other prisoners. In statements issued through his lawyers Breivik has indicated that he doesn't intend to apologise for anything beyond not being able to carry out more attacks.
The two new legal psychiatrists believe that the mass killing her husband Anders Behring Breivik is criminally sane.
The far-Right extremist told Norwegian police of a plot to drive a car packed with explosives onto the square next to Oslo City Hall, and detonate it while the ceremony was taking place there, according to Norway's Dagbladet newspaper. Breivik, 33,told police that the Obama attack would have been largely symbolic, as the security surrounding the visit would have prevented him bringing the vehicle sufficiently close to the ceremony. But, with hundreds of millions watching on television, he believed it would have been a perfect way to promote his anti-Islamic message.
Anders Behring Breivik showed signs of paranoid delusions as early as 2006, his mother Wenche Behring has confessed in a tearful interview with forensic psychiatrists.
"The goal of psychiatry is not to punish, but to heal the patient so that he can function around other people." Although Kvakkestad does not believe that Breivik will be confined to a mental institution for the rest of his life, he does emphasize that this is an extraordinary case. "It will probably be monitored more closely, and the people responsible will pay close attention to prevent routine failure," he says.
Empathy divides into at least two components: "cognitive" and "affective". Cognitive empathy is the drive to identify someone else's thoughts and feelings, being able to put yourself into their shoes to imagine what is in their mind. Affective empathy, in contrast, is the drive to respond to someone else's thoughts and feelings with an appropriate emotion. People with autism typically have difficulties with the cognitive component (they have trouble inferring what other people might think or feel), but have intact affective empathy (it upsets them to hear of others suffering). So Breivik is unlikely to have autism. In contrast, those with antisocial personality disorder (including psychopaths) typically have the opposite profile: they have no trouble reading other people's thoughts and feelings (intact cognitive empathy) but other people's suffering is of no concern to them.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik has been declared insane
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A former English Defence League activist has admitted he may have inspired Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik.
Paul Ray said his anti-Muslim blog entitled Richard The Lionhearted could have helped inform Breivik's exhaustive 1,500 page manifesto in which he justifies the atrocities.
But he condemned the murder of 76 people in twin attacks in Oslo and Utoya on Friday as an act of 'pure evil.'
The Fox News rapid-response team distinguishes violence in the name of a religion from the practitioners of that religion -- as long as it's Christianity.
Conflicts between Breivik's account and reality hint at a long thread of delusion winding throughout the 1,518-page manifesto he e-mailed to hundreds of people hours before he set out on a murderous rampage just over a week ago.
But some of the most troubling questions are the ones raised by the fragments of Breivik's story those who knew him say are closest to the truth.
A rightwing blogger who is a member of an anti-Muslim group with a similar name to the one Anders Behring Breivik claimed to belong to denies meeting the Norwegian gunman. Breivik said in his 1500-page manifesto that he attended the founding meeting of the Knights Templar Europe "military order" in London in 2002 where he met a "mentor" who used the pseudonym Richard – after Richard the Lionheart.
The 32-year-old Norwegian who has confessed to killing more than 70 people requested two things for his court appearance: he wanted to wear a uniform, and he wanted the hearing to be open.
This makes what has happened more complicated. It seems that the man who committed this hideous crime developed a political agenda to defend his actions. He cannot be dismissed simply as a "madman", he is something more. He regards himself as a soldier and he thinks that he has something important to say.
The question is, what?
The 32-year-old suspected of gunning down scores of young people at a summer camp and setting off a bomb in downtown Oslo that killed at least seven is a mystery to investigators: a right-winger with anti-Muslim views but no known links to hardcore extremists. National police chief Sveinung Sponheim told public broadcaster NRK that the gunman's Internet postings "suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views, but whether that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen." He regularly posted on a Norwegian right-wing site called Document.no in 2009 and 2010, the editor of the site Hans Rustad said. "He writes mostly about what Americans call the cultural war; focused on immigration, demography, identity, and politics in the broader sense," Rustad wrote on the site on Saturday. "His main enemy is not Muslims, but multiculturalists and what he calls cultural marxists."
Forensic psychologist Dr Ian Stephen Dr Stephen said the details known about Anders Behring Breivik - his background as a Christian fundamentalist, Freemason, activities in right-wing politics, combined with an interest in body-building, suggested a "very egocentric, narcissistic and disciplined man" likely to believe that he was always right. Records show that Breivik was a member of the far-right Progress Party until 2006, but his contributions to debates and forums since then suggest he may have been yet more extreme.