Shock, disgust and despair as the immediate inevitable reactions after the mass killing and bomb attack in Norway, and also preliminary attempts to ‘explain’ must be followed by an in-depth analysis of the history and context of the emergence and finally commission of such an act, to hopefully, produce lessons to be learned in terms of possible prevention.
The Oslo Massacre raises a number of serious questions regarding the background against which this massive attrocity could emerge in particular how (apparently) one perpetrator, Anders Behring Breivik, could prepare and conduct such an act, and why it was not possible to detect his activities.
The latter question arises in particular in light of the more than 1.500 page script titled “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence”, written by Breivik, which explains not only in detail the ideology and motivation as described by the author but also his long-term preparation extensively using the Internet for acquiring information and knowledge and technical means including components for explosives.
A first and preliminary concept analysis of the 2083 pamphlet reveales a diversity of topics referring to philosophical-ideological levels as well as to technical instructions to prepare and carry out violent attacks.
Concept Analysis based on frequent Phrases
(produced with QDA Miner and WordStat)
The picture just gives a visual impression on the complexity of major issues and their relationships (clustering) as presented by Breivik.
The most consistent cluster (violet) refers to the ideology of “cultural Marxism” which ‘created’ the “situation in Europe” characterised by “Muslim immigration”, “sex-in-the-city/Madonna-lifestyle” and “cultural warfare”, however “cultural conservatives” joined in an “armed European resistance” should crusade in a “European civil war” during “coming decades”.
The half-moon-like group of clustering topics to the left cover all kinds of issues, in particular instructions to build up counter intelligence and technical advise from martial arts to manufacturing bombs.
None of the major topics has been presented without making use of the information and market possibilities on the Internet. There are 1630 direct references to www/http sources. The pattern of using the Internet can help to guide preventive monitoring World Wide Web sources.
Future analysis will show how all these different themes form some ‘rational patterns’ explaining the motivational background and practical steps ‘behind’ the otherwise incomprehensible atrocities.
IJAF prepares an analysis of the pamphlet and invites for donations or volunteers to participate. We understand our work as an active answer to the unbelievable to join in productive action against such an unbearable madness.