Monday, June 27 2016

'I take my hat off to you sir' - Briton says to Breivik

The Sun newspaper reports on Facebook comments posted by a supporter of the English Defence League praising Anders Breivik for his “do[ing] what he thought was right”.

Philip Horn, of Gillingham in Kent, wrote that Breivik was “…just one of many like myself who wish their country to return to the way it was before it was invaded by the Muslim population”.

From the paper:

“Twisted right-winger Philip Horn said Norwegian misfit Breivik, who slaughtered 77 innocents, had “done what he thought was right”.

“Horn, 44, who has links to the English Defence League, backed Breivik’s claim of being motivated by a political crusade to protect his homeland from Muslims.

“He spewed out his bile on Facebook after an Oslo court jailed Breivik for 21 years.

“Under a photo of the monster giving a clenched fist salute, Horn wrote: “Well done Anders Breivik. I take my hat off to you sir.

“You proved you were not insane, and that you are just one of many like myself who wish their country to return to the way it was before it was invaded by the Muslim population. Respect to you.”

“To a certain extent I do defend what he’s done. Go back 40-50 years ago to Norway, would you have seen people walking around in burkas and all that?

“I am a racist to a certain extent. Of course it’s wrong to kill children, but if he had to do it that way to get his point across, so be it.”

“Asked if he would like to see a Breivik-inspired slaughter of teenagers in Britain he replied: “Not to that extent, but if it achieved its goal, then yeah.”

“A British National Party spokesman called Breivik’s actions “terrible”, adding: “Anybody who thinks what he did was heroic has no place in the BNP.””

It is not the first time a supporter of the English Defence League has expressed sympathy for Anders Breivik and the anti-Muslim motive for his massacre of innocents in Norway last year. The EDL leader, Stephen Lennon, himself was forced to offer a ‘clarification’ on remarks made in an interview with a Norweigian publication which suggested he too was supportive of Breivik and a UKIP councillor was stripped of political candidacy in the May local elections this year after blogging his support for Breivik’s ‘Islamisation of Europe’ thesis.

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