Anders Behring Breivik – How Social Media Helped in Identifying His Insights

Anders Behring Breivik has been on recent news and media today. Breivik is a Norwegian citizen, who is the primary suspect of the Norway attacks on July 22, 2011, based on the news reports in BBC, Routers, and other major news media companies.

He went to a Labour Party Youth camp in Utøya island pretending to be a police offer. He gathered the youth, and fired those who were present. It has been reported that he has killed at least 85 people at the youth camp, and is believed as the mastermind of the bomb attacks in Oslo, Norway, which killed about 7 people. He has been arrested and now under the police custody.

In my personal view, it is indeed a terrible and tragic crime event. It is sad to think about those young people who got killed. I sympathized with their families. I am upset about what he did and it is punishable! I decided to write about this because I think the social media has helped in determining the insights and believes of Anders Behring Breivik. What’s intriguing is his tweet on Twitter.

Based on Wikipedia, He identified himself in a multitude of social media services as an admirer of, among others, anti-Nazi World War II hero Max Manus, Dutch politician Geert Wilders[11]. On twitter he quoted social liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests”.

 A complete list of comments made by Breivik on the website between September 2009 and June 2010 has been compiled  and a Google translation into English has been provided on the Web. This may provide useful insights into his thinking.


People worldwide are watching the news about it and are very upset. I noticed a some Facebook pages with about 4000+ on it (of his name) were created today. People are yelling out and expressing their anger about what he did. I support them, as I hate evil and bad people. My heart really goes out to the families 🙁 It is very tragic.


References:  2011 Norway Attacks  and Anders Behring Breivik

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