Norwegian killer’s SA obsession
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NORWegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was obsessed with South Africa’s farm murders and devoted whole chapters in his manifesto to solving the country’s race issues.
In his 1 518-page manifesto, published online before he let off a bomb and went on a shooting spree, killing 76 teenagers and young adults, Breivik makes numerous references to South Africa.
The death count has been revised from 93 after police admitted they had miscounted the dead in the confusion after the attacks.
Although Breivik makes reference to visiting three countries in Africa, South Africa was not among them.
“I have personally experienced overwhelming discrimination from the first second I set my foot in Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia,” the right-wing extremist wrote.
In a chapter called Solutions for South Africa, Israel and the US, Breivik refers to numerous right-wing South African blogs.
One of them, iluvsa.blog|spot, has the tagline “but I hate my government” with a splattering of what appears to be blood around the words. The website has a link with a picture of a skeleton labelled “farmer genocide”.
Breivik appeared to have South Africa at the top of his mind when he wrote his manifesto.
“I hesitated for several years to write about the South African genocide, due to the fear of being labelled a racist. However, as I became increasingly ideologically confident, I have grown immune to the cultural Marxist labelling techniques,” he says.
He constantly speaks about the “genocide of Europeans in South Africa”, referring to dubious statistics on farm murders which he took from right-wing websites.
“By the year 2050, the genocide of European Afrikaner/ Boers will be almost complete and South Africa will most likely resemble the average of African nations, plagued by corruption, civil war and endless poverty and hopelessness.”
He adds: “South Africa is rapidly turning into an ungovernable anarchy due to cultural Marxist ANC rule.”