This post is intentionally short as I believe it is morally deleterious to engage in immoderate debate over the actions of Anders Behring Breivik.
Breivik, currently on trial for murdering 77 people during a three hour killing spree in Norway, has our attention and he is revelling in it. His various claims, especially the assertion that he had been trying to “save Norway and western Europe from cultural Marxism and a Muslim takeover”, have exercised the minds of commentators all over the globe.
We should guard against dignifying Breivik’s rants with any response that threatens to deviate one iota away from condemnation. It might be fascinating to construct a narrative, but it should not be allowed to blur his acts of terror.