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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 months ago

during the July 22nd 2011 Norway Massacre, what was the motive behind going to the island to shoot the young people there?

i understand he wanted to deliver a message, but i am confused who these young people were at the island, why he went there to kill them specifically? they were the children of the "liberal elite"? is that correct? what does that mean? can explain? why they were at a camp together on this island?

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    3 months ago
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    The island was being used by the Workers' Youth League summer camp, so no there was no 'elite' besides the fact what does that matter, it was domestic terrorism by a mentally ill far right wing person, the island targeted as a way to trap the people he was going to terrorise and kill, less likely they could escape and more difficult to get help to easily

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The killer, Anders Bering Breivik, was a radical right winger who hated immigrants, particularly non white and Muslims immigrants.  He blamed left wingers in Norway's government for opening the country up to more immigration, which he felt polluted the country.  Breivik carried out a bombing attack on Norwegian government offices in Oslo.  Then he traveled to the island of Utoya.  At the time, the island was hosting a summer camp for the youth division of the Norwegian Labour Party, a leftist political party.  Breivik targeted these children because of their association with a leftist political party which he blamed for the problems he believed Norway was experiencing. 

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