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Anders Brevik: no one would have asked for a psychiatric examination had [I] been a “bearded jihadist.”

Anders Behring Breivik walks to the stand at the start of the third day of proceedings

Anders Behring Breivik walks to the stand at the start of the third day of proceedings in Oslo Photo: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
The Associated Press reported:

‘Anxious to prove he’s not insane, confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has told a court that questions about his mental health are part of “racist” plot to discredit his extreme anti-Muslim ideology.

Breivik, who has admitted to killing 77 people in a bombing and youth camp massacre, said Monday that no one would have asked for a psychiatric examination had he been a “bearded jihadist.”

“But because I am a militant nationalist, I am being subjected to grave racism,” he said. “They are trying to delegitimize everything I stand for.”

Breivik rejects criminal guilt for the bombing and shooting rampage on July 22, saying the victims had betrayed their country by embracing immigration. His mental state is a key issue in the trial.’

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It is interesting to note, that even Anders Brevik wonders why he is not condemned as a sane Terrorist along with Muslims who have attempted to commit similar acts. Strange though it is, I find myself wondering the same thing. Could it be that the Western intelligencia find it difficult to imagine someone could commit terrorist acts without religion? Or perhaps deep in the subconscious of the Western mindset, their refusal to acknowledge that Terrorism can be a universal trait occurring in individuals from all kinds of background means that Muslims are somehow less human, and ‘expected’ to resort to Terrorism? Perhaps a better question is why Anders Brevik is not referred to as a terrorist? If his actions look like Terrorism, and his words speak like a Terrorist – but since he is not Muslim, he can’t be a Terrorist?!

 

I suppose that is one way Islamophobes can justify the saying ‘All Terrorists are Muslim’ – since the now common definition of Terrorism, requires the participant individuals to be only Muslim!

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