A Norwegian Tragedy

A Norwegian Tragedy

Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Ut?ya

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On 22 July 2011 a young man named Anders Behring Breivik carried out one of the most vicious terrorist acts in post-war Europe. In a carefully orchestrated sequence of actions he bombed government buildings in Oslo, resulting in eight deaths, then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers' Youth League of the Labour Party on the island of Ut#65533;ya, where he murdered sixty-nine people, mostly teenagers.

How could Anders Behring Breivik - a middle-class boy from the West End of Oslo - end up as one of the most violent terrorists in post-war Europe? Where did his hatred come from?

In A Norwegian Tragedy , Aage Borchgrevink attempts to provide an answer. Taking us with him to the multiethnic and class-divided city where Breivik grew up, he follows the perpetrator of the attacks into an unfamiliar online world of violent computer games and anti-Islamic hatred, and demonstrates the connection between Breivik's childhood and the darkest pages of his 1500-page manifesto.

This is the definitive story of 22 July 2011: a Norwegian tragedy.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Polity Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780745672205
0745672205
Branch Call Number: 364.15234 BRE BOR
Characteristics: viii, 299 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm

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