Anders Behring Breivik, the main suspect in the attacks carried out on Friday in Norway, published a 1,500-page manifesto on the Internet that espouses a right-wing, anti-Muslim philosophy that also appears to be pro-Zionist.
Breivik is charged with detonating a bomb outside Oslo’s government headquarters, which houses the office of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, and of going on a shooting spree at a political summer camp on nearby Utoeya Island. The attacks left more than 90 people dead.
In the manifesto, titled "2083: A European Declaration of Independence" and published under the name Andrew Berwick, Israel is mentioned no less than 300 times, always in a positive light. In his writings, Breivik appears to be an “ardent Zionist,” praising and exalting “The Jewish State” by Theodor Herzl. He attacks the European political establishment, led by the European Union, for not supporting Israel.
Breivik also praises Israel’s policies saying, “Throughout the years, [Israel] has not granted most of its Muslim residents civil rights -- in stark contrast to Europe, which opened its doors to Muslims and granted them exaggerated rights and citizenship."
Breivik also surprises the reader with his in-depth knowledge of Israel’s internal party politics. He praises Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for creating his right-leaning coalition.
“It’s worth noting that Netanyahu has already found allies in right-wing Yisrael Beitenu and in the religious Shas, but has avoided creating a right-wing alliance because he knows it would collide with the U.S. Obama administration,” Breivik writes.
Breivik also demonstrates familiarity with Israeli academia and media, quoting such professors as Eyal Zisser and Itamar Rabinovich and mentioning Israel Hayom and Arutz Sheva (Channel 7). “Let’s end the stupid support for the Palestinians that the Eurabians have encouraged, and start supporting our cultural cousin, Israel,” he writes.
In his manifesto, Breivik also harshly criticizes his home country, Norway, for its decision to grant the Nobel Peace Prize to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat following the Oslo Accords in 1993.