|Breivik in his Freemason garb|
There were 700 teens and young adults at the camp. This shooting rampage lasted for two hours. Breivik has also been linked to the bomb blast in Oslo, twenty miles away Utøya, which occurred two hours before the shooting spree. At the time of this writing, he has killed 84 people total in the bombing and shooting spree. Undetonated bombs were found on the island.
Although only one is in custody, accomplices have not been ruled out.
Anders Behring Breivik operated a farm called "Breivik Geofarm" and people are now speculating that he used this as a front to obtain large amount of fertilizer used in certain explosives.
Someone on the island recognized Breivik from Facebook and named him as the shooter. Breivik studied at the Oslo Commerce School. He is described as a "one-time Freemason" and his Facebook profile claims that he sympathizes with Winston Churchill and Max Manus, an anti-Nazi WWII hero, though Breivik is described as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist extremist. Some were speculating that he is part of some Muslim, al-qaida network because a Muslim terror group claimed they weren responsible for the blast in Oslo, but he is apparently anti-Muslim, pro-Israel.His profile also shows that he is a fan of shootemup games like World of Warcraft and Modern Warfare 2.
My thoughts: Seems the media has to make it known he's blond. So what?! When a brunette or a redhead commits murder, is their hair color mentioned? Jeez! Who cares that he's blond? I guess it's their way of saying it wasn't a foreigner. Why don't they just say that?
If you want to know more about people who do things like this, there's only one book I can think of recommending, and that's Spree Killers: The Stories of History's Most Dangerous Killers by Al Cimino. So hard to put down. I would say I've only heard about maybe a third of the killers profiled. And the others I didn't know were just as shocking as the Cho Seung Hui's...if not more so! You won't believe some of the killing sprees that have happened all over the world. We're not talking genocides here but everyday people who pick up a gun and mow down their neighbors, parents, coworkers and complete strangers. You've got to get that book just to understand the nature of spree killings.
- His Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/#!/AndersBBreivik which only has one post, a quote by John Stuart Mills "One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests"
- Photo from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017709/Pictured-The-blond-Norwegian-32-arrested-holiday-island-massacre-linked-Oslo-car-bomb-blasts.html#ixzz1StQzaMJ6 (many many more photos!)
- His Facebook profile (taken down): http://www.facebook.com/people/Anders-Behring-Breivik/100002651290254