Is Anders Behring Breivik A Dominionist?

Cross FlagLeah L. Burton writes on PoliticusUSA:

In regards to Dominionist linkages to the bloody slaughter in Norway, here are our findings so far:

a) In particular, with a video manifesto (which has been linked on YouTube until it was pulled there, and which has since shown up on LiveLeak) the shooter makes some very specific references that show he has familiarity with, and probably shares terminology with (if not overtly sharing intel with) “Christian patriot” militia groups in the US (including material that has been posted on racist and far right-wing forums in the US, use of particular catch phrases associated with the “Christian Patriot” movement in the US, and others).  I’ve just spent nine hours typing up an extensive analysis of the video; he is clearly connected with religious-nationalist groups in Europe and in the US.  The degree of references to material originating in the US, in fact, indicate he has been in somewhat regular contact with anti-Muslim racists in the “Christian Patriot” movement in the US, rather than obtaining racialist material from racist groups elsewhere in the world.

b) One thing that stands out (if one is unaware of racialist movements in Europe)–most racist activity in Europe so far has been from “Odinists” and “Satanists” in the black-metal community (and are largely doing it in a pattern of occasionally bloody attention-whoredom) or from blatantly neo-Nazi groups.  A group or person claiming a “Conservative Christian” basis for this, especially in Europe, stands out like a sore thumb; generally (unlike the US) there has not been a tradition of “racist right” churches like Christian Identity that claim to be “Bible-based”.

c) One thing that stands out in the killer’s videos and writings is a certain obsession with the Knights Templar, the Third Crusade, and the idea of setting up what amount to European “Christian Patriot militias” (often using the very same terminology, of note, as “Christian patriot” groups associated with Dominionism and the racist right use in the US) to foment a revolution in the same way as planned by “Christian Patriot militias” here in the US.

d) In particular, the killer is a known guest writer on the site “Jihad Watch”, which has had very close linkage with Dominionist groups (including NAR groups).  Jihad Watch is sufficiently infamous (and sufficiently tied to Dominionist activity, particularly among the NAR) that it is one of those groups that Southern Poverty Law Center keeps a very careful watch on (and is on verge of listing it formally as a hate site), and writers to that site almost inevitably have ties to NAR groups.

e) There is a known NAR movement in Norway, which is similar in extremism to the US and which has known linkage to NAR extremists in the US, particularly in C. Peter Wagner’s network (in particular, Jan Torp who has known linkage to Sarah Palin via the Wagner NAR network among others); Norway, a relatively religiously conservative country, has been aggressively targeted by the NAR in an effort to establish a bench-head in Scandinavia.  (Of note–Wagner’s lineage of NARasites is the most closely connected to the “racist right” along with Christian Reconstructionists; there is clear evidence that Christian Identity groups and NAR groups have traded theological terminology related to domestic terrorism as recently as the late 1980s and early 1990s.) I wrote about Torp’s connection to Sarah Palin at God’s Own Party? in November 2008.

It is important to recognize that C. Peter Wagner who we are speaking of is one of the main endorsers of Governor Rick Perry’s “The Response” event in Houston.

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14 Responses to Is Anders Behring Breivik A Dominionist?

  1. Anonymous July 27, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    unsurprising at the very least. i assumed most observers had already made this connection. now we have proof.

  2. Jin The Ninja July 27, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    unsurprising at the very least. i assumed most observers had already made this connection. now we have proof.

  3. BuzzCoastin July 27, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    Fortunately this guys action hasn’t further tarnished the already questionable reputation of conservative Christians. And you have to admit he makes Palin, Bachman and their ilk look almost normal. Thanks you Jebus for that!

  4. BuzzCoastin July 27, 2011 at 4:05 am #

    Fortunately this guys action hasn’t further tarnished the already questionable reputation of conservative Christians. And you have to admit he makes Palin, Bachman and their ilk look almost normal. Thanks you Jebus for that!

    • quartz99 July 27, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      Evidence of bias. Not yours, just western society in general. When one muslim commits suicide and murder in the name of his twisted version of islam, suddenly _all_ muslims are the enemy and out to blow up your children. When one christian does the same in the name of what is essentially a mainstream version of his religion (but doesn’t even have the guts to take himself out with his victims), well, what does that have to do with other christians?

      • Simiantongue July 28, 2011 at 2:40 am #

        I recall a video about that very thing last year or so. Robert Trivers discusses it with Noam Chomsky. “Psychologists have shown that people make these verbal switches”. When making these switches, phrasing things a certain way, it affects the way we associate with what’s being said. It’s 33 min long but well worth the watch. Here’s the link.

        http://www.disinfo.com/2010/11/robert-trivers-discusses-deception-with-noam-chomsky/

    • Anarchy Pony July 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

      Hell Bachmann makes Palin look “normal”.

  5. Anonymous July 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Evidence of bias. Not yours, just western society in general. When one muslim commits suicide and murder in the name of his twisted version of islam, suddenly _all_ muslims are the enemy and out to blow up your children. When one christian does the same in the name of what is essentially a mainstream version of his religion (but doesn’t even have the guts to take himself out with his victims), well, what does that have to do with other christians?

  6. Anarchy Wolf July 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Hell Bachmann makes Palin look “normal”.

  7. Anarchy Wolf July 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Hell Bachmann makes Palin look “normal”.

  8. AntiChrist666 July 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    HAIL SATAN!!!

  9. AntiChrist666 July 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    HAIL SATAN!!!

  10. AntiChrist666 July 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    HAIL SATAN!!!

  11. Simiantongue July 28, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    I recall a video about that very thing last year or so. Robert Trivers discusses it with Noam Chomsky. “Psychologists have shown that people make these verbal switches”. When making these switches, phrasing things a certain way, it affects the way we associate with what’s being said. It’s 33 min long but well worth the watch. Here’s the link.

    http://disinfo.com/2010/11/robert-trivers-discusses-deception-with-noam-chomsky/

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