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Norwegian Extremist Andres Breivik Declared Sane, Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison

Friday, August 24, 2012

Last year Brevik killed 77 people and wounded hundreds when he bombed buildings in Norway's capital Oslo and then fired on a summer youth camp on Utoya island. This morning, a court in Norway sentenced Anders Breivik to 21 years in prison.

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Norwegian Mass Murderer Anders Breivik Declared Insane

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Andres Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian man who killed 77 people and injured 151 others in July, was declared insane by state psychiatrists in Oslo on Tuesday. After planting a car bomb near government buildings in Oslo that killed eight people on July 22, Breivik drove to a political youth camp on Utoeya island and gunned down 69 people, many of whom were teens. In an online manifesto that was found later, Breivik claimed to be defending Europe from an Islamic invasion enabled by Norway's Labour Party and the European Union. Alexander Levi, a lawyer in Oslo, discusses the likelihood of Breivik facing a prison sentence after being declared insane.

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After The Takeaway: Celeste Discusses the Rhetoric of Europe's Right-Wing Parties

Thursday, July 28, 2011

After today's show, host Celeste Headlee reflects on the similarities between Anders Breivik's personal manifesto and the anti-Islam and anti-immigration platforms of many European right-wing parties. She remarks that it is troubling to see many of Europe's right-wing parties attempting to distance themselves from their previous platforms and rhetoric in the wake of the tragedy in Oslo, and urges us not to forget that words matter. Celeste emphasizes that language is important in all contexts, and suggests that everyone should think carefully before making statements that they aren't willing to stand behind in times of tragedy and conflict.

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Europe's Right-Wing Parties Take International Spotlight

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last weekend's tragedy in Oslo has drawn international attention to Europe's far-right political parties, which had been gaining power in several European nations in recent years. Confessed attacker Anders Breivik stated allegiance to their anti-immigration and anti-Islamic platforms. Where do these parties go from here? Can they tone down their rhetoric and maintain their niche in the political landscape?

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Opinion: Why the King Muslim Radicalization Hearings Make us Less Safe

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When Rep. King decided that his hearings weren't about the greatest threat to America - homegrown terrorism and the perverting influences that turn American citizens into violent actors - but the Muslim threat, he made a choice.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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After The Takeaway: John Hockenberry Reacts to the Oslo Terror Attacks

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Takeaway’s co-host John Hockenberry reacts to today’s discussion of the Oslo terrorist attacks that took place on Friday. With nearly one hundred dead and the same number injured, Hockenberry questions the role of the internet in either fueling or deflating the hunger for violence in extremists such as Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed-suspect of the attacks. Does the passivity of the internet allow extremists to follow an easier path to violence? Hockenberry discusses this and freedom of assembly and expression in the digital age.

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