Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 17:11
Anders Breivik's biggest fan is Dutch: report
The most fanatical follower of the far-right Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik is probably a Dutchman, according to the Norwegian weekly newspaper Morgenbladet. The conclusion is the result of a year-long investigation into the forces behind eleven Breivik fan pages and social media communities. The most influential of the many fan sites, is the weblog "Commander Breivik Report" written under a pseudonym 'Angus Thermopylae". The newspaper suspects that the same person or people also run a dozen fan pages and social media channels. In the blog, 'Angus' wants to build a new pan-nationalist movement based on Breivik's ideology. The Morgenbladet journalist Simen Sætre exchanged 23 emails with 'Angus' before he broke the contact. After this the newspaper got a tip that a 36-year-old Dutchman living in the United States is behind the pseudonym. Sætre has been comparing the writings of 'Angus' and the Dutchman and sees plenty of similarities between them. The unnamed Dutchman has denied to be the infamous weblogger. Anders Breivik committed a bombing in Oslo in 2011 and killed 77 people in a brutal massacre on the island of Utøya. This was to draw more attention to his over 1,500-page manifesto that warned about Islam and proposed for a violent reform plan. Later the manifesto has been translated into 14 languages by its admirers.