The world is still in shock following the atrocious attacks in Norway last Friday. Anders Behring Breivik admitted to murdering more than 90 people and just hours before his killing spree, Breivik uploaded a 12-minute video to YouTube. According to the Daily Mail, “In a text with the video he detailed his plans for the attacks, writing that he would ‘dress up as a police officer’, adding that it would ‘be awesome as people will be astonished’.”
You may remember that back in January Arizona Shooter Jared Lee Loughner uploaded a YouTube video before opening fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her supporters in Tucson. Apparently, Anders Behring Breivik did the same. The video, called ‘Knights Templar 2083’, promotes fighting against Islam and blames Marxist ideals and “multiculturalism” for helping Islam on an alleged mission to take over the world. He writes, “By 2025, a majority of our Western European capitals will be Muslim cities, just as Marseille became majority Muslim in 2010! And in only 39 years, by 2050, this will be the fate of our countries as well! Unless we manage to defeat the ruling Multiculturalist Alliance!”
The video flashes through a collection of ‘Knights Templar’—Christian kings, tsars, noblemen, and political and military leaders that fought against Islamic occupation throughout history. At the end of the video, pictures of Breivik himself join those of the Knights, in military police garb and in a wetsuit, brandishing a gun.
The original video has been taken down, but a copy, embedded here, has racked up 315,000 views so far. Personally, I find it a bit creepy watching something that was created by a person capable of opening fire on and killing nearly one hundred people. It’s like a glimpse into the mind of a killer. Watch the video below, and feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.