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The shooter caught on Utøya — who is also said to have been seen near the bombing in Oslo and, incredibly, may have pulled off both attacks by himself — is Anders Behring Breivik. He is not an Islamic extremist as many of us suspected; on the contrary, he seems to dislike Muslims and identify as some species of nationalist, according to Norwegian media (e.g. this article, roughly translated by Google). On what appears to be his Facebook page, he calls himself a conservative but cites philosophy books that range from classical liberalism to Progressive Era pragmatism, suggesting an ideology that may be somewhat hard to pin down — often the case with lunatics. I’m sure we’ll learn more.
Was it wrong of us — and by “us” I mean a large swath of the media, not just me and my cobloggers — to spend the day discussing the context of Islamist terror cases in Norway, and taking seriously what turned out to be fallacious claims of credit by jihadis? Well, that’s a complicated question that I’ll get to another time (it’s Friday night, and Captain America: The First Avenger awaits), but readers are welcome to hash it out in the comments.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?