More Disturbing News About Anders Behring Breivik . . .

Several radio reports today, based on readings of the “manifesto” of Anders Behring Breivik, teased the story with some variation of “We have learned disturbing new things about the Norway terrorist.”

I’m hard pressed to even conjure something that I could learn about a man who engaged in a calculated, drawn out killing spree in which he murdered 68 children at point blank range while looking at their faces. What, he doesn’t like puppies?

James Joyner
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  1. John Peabody says:

    Maybe he attended a Lutheran church (see Bachmann, Michelle).

  2. I hear he once refused to buy Girl Scout Cookies from the little neighborhood girl

  3. Franklin says:

    I’d try a joke but I’m still a bit sick to my stomach thinking about him.

  4. Jay Tea says:

    Well, let’s see… he was an environmentalist, anti-US-style capitalism, anti-globalist, anti-Rupert Murdoch, and believed in a Neitzschean version of “Christianity” that the religious right would find an abomination. I think that would be tremendously disturbing to those who want to tar the right with his deeds.