Anders Behring Breivik, who committed the massacre in Norway on Friday in which over 90 people were murdered, spoke out in the past against Islam and said that he is a strong supporter of Israel, Channel 2 News reported on Sunday.
According to the report, in an English document he published on the Internet before the massacre, Breivik called himself a strong supporter of Zionism, praised Theodor Herzl the founder of Zionism, and attacked the European political establishment because he saw it as being anti-Israel.
Breivik commended Israel for not giving most of the Muslims who live under its control civil rights, as opposed to the various European countries. He also praised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for including the Yisrael Beiteinu and Shas parties in his coalition.
Breivik also quoted a series of Israeli professors such as Itamar Rabinovich and Eyal Zisser in the document. He also specifically mentioned Arutz Sheva and the leftist Haaretz newspaper.
“It’s time to end the stupid support for the Palestinians and begin to support our cultural cousins – Israel,” Channel 2 quoted Breivik as having written in the document.
Meanwhile, Norwegians on Sunday were struggling with Breivik’s mega-terrorist attack, especially his cold-blooded method. After setting off a bomb outside the prime minister’s office in Oslo, he entered a summer camp on which a conference for the youth wing of Norway’s ruling Labor party had taken place.
Pretending to be a police officer checking security after the Oslo bombing, Breivik reportedly told the campers, “Come over and play with me” before opening fire and indiscriminately gunning down anyone in his gun sight. The screams of children helped him located them in the darkness.
Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a special condolence letter to the King of Norway and the Norwegian people on Saturday after the attack.
“The people of Israel are shocked and share the grief of the people of Norway on the despicable murder of innocent civilians and innocent youth,” Peres wrote. “Our hearts are with the bereaved families who have lost that which is most dear to them. We pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded.”