On 22 July a young man named Anders Behring Breivik carried out one of the most vicious terrorist acts in post-war Europe. In a carefully orchestrated. We refrained from posting this document for a number of days due to concerns about some of its content. However, the fact that the document is. In this article, I examine the way in which the Bible is used in Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto, arguing that this provides an important example of the role of .

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Berardi, Heroes96—7. Geir Lippestad too writes of the worrying status increasingly given to Breivik in some circles as a cult figure: Are the aspects that link Breivik to Christianity and the Bible not engaged with because manidest appear exceptional within secular modern Europe? Applying learning theory to Islamist radicalization. The references to the Bible do not form a major part of the manifesto.

Its main breivim, based on the principles of transformative learning theory, is to explore the life experiences that drove him to the point to deploy violent means. The Bible could not be clearer on the right, even the duty we have as Christians to self-defense. Anders Behring Breivik trial: A dimensional approach to analyzing lone offender terrorism.


What do the biblical texts do in the manifesto?

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Laws for the lone wolf. Terror in the Mind of God: While I cannot answer all these questions in this article, my aim is to begin addressing them through close attention to the references to, and uses of, the Bible in the manifesto.

What if Islamophobia is inextricably caught up in a fealty to Christianity, at least rhetorically, in some circles? In the name of a God of Deutscy conservative terror, a God of European patriots, a Bible is called for that will be suitably edited to underpin a European culture characterized by a ferocious othering of Muslims.

Praeger, I am currently undertaking work that mamifest help identify and analyze some of the most prominent sources Breivik draws on regarding their use of, and attitude to, the Bible, to appear in a forthcoming article.

See all formats and pricing Online. A respectful treatment of one another is important to us. In Terror in the Mind of God: Mass Murder and Suicide. A pre-trial profile of Anders Behring Breivik.

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding radicalization. Understanding the Ideological Split of the Radical Right. I show that the Bible functions as a legitimating device, glossing violence as defense of a Christian Europe; as a motivational instrument, positing God as a fellow fighter; and, as an origin for Europe.


God, Germany, and Britain in the Great War.

James Crossley, Jesus in an Age of Terror: Scholarly Projects for a New American Century. The psychology of lone-wolf terrorism.

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deuysch Amidst the fallout from the event, the widespread assumption voiced by the media and broadcast worldwide over the internet, radio and television, was that the perpetrator of these attacks was a Muslim terrorist, and, it was implied, not an ethnic Norwegian. If anybody is wrongly handling the word of God, it is likely to be us, not our forefathers. When I cite the manifesto I refer to the version that can be found online: In the attempts to understand the ideology underpinning the terror attack in Norway 22nd Julyand the growth of far-right extremism in Europe more generally, Christianity and the uses of the Bible are a largely neglected feature.

De Gruyter Online Google Scholar. Bruce Hoffman, Inside Terrorism London: Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. See all formats and pricing.

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