POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL
“They should ship him to Islamabad and stone him.”
What can one say but that the comment is colossally ignorant?
Breivik was actually quoted previously on his dislike of Arab people, something apparently he shares with the writer of the comment.
His act, if it has any meaning at all, is in line with sympathy for Israel.
By the way, the person commenting clearly does not understand the origins of stoning. I suggest that he read the book of Leviticus.
“Meanwhile, any Muslim who dares to convert to Christianity gets a death sentence put on their head. Houston, we have a problem here back on earth.”
Just look back at Christian history.
Centuries of mass killings, burning people alive, and torture over matters so small as a detail of the mass.
We’ve only been free from such horrors for a century or so.
And actually we are not free of them yet if you count places like Latin America and rural India and Africa.
The overwhelming majority of the world’s more than a billion Muslims do not behave this way any more than we do now.
The ones who do are mired in poverty and ignorance and superstition, and if you will just bother to look at the world around you, you will find uncountable horrors in places of poverty and ignorance and superstition – as in rural India or Mexico or Latin America or Africa.
“The ugly side of socialism”
And your comment qualifies as the genuinely stupid side of free enterprise.
The man is ill.
He is not a whit different to cases like Charles Manson or Robert Picton.
Indeed, he is not a whit different to the American Marines who killed a crowd of innocents recently.
Or Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli who slaughtered a large number of people in a mosque while they were praying.
“The man is a terrorist and should be tried as one.”
Is that anything like a witch?
Or one of Stalin’s “wreckers,” of whom he spoke before starting on a new purge?
Is it a special class of human being?
A sick man is a sick man, although he may well have political views too, and in this case his views are much like those of an Israeli settler.
A certain percentage of such people exist in every human population.
The United States has displayed scores of them in Iraq and Vietnam, not to mention all the mass killers right in the dear old homeland.
Israel was founded on the bloody work of the Irgun and Lehi and the Stern Gang.
Israeli soldiers murdered 400 children during the invasion of Gaza, and there are reliable reports of children used as shields by Israeli soldiers.
“This coward deserves the worst kind of punishment. Typical of the usual suspects to support his views and actions through some convoluted logic. A mass murderer of children is no hero, unfortunately the chickenshit cowards who jack off to war movies and Fox News feel it’s okay to murder children.”
What are you blubbering about?
The only thing remarkable in your comment is a near complete lack of rationality.
Who on this planet called Breivik a hero?
Who on earth supports his views?
Although I must say that some of the violent voices about “terrorism” here in the comments do come pretty close to supporting his views, only the targets of their hatreds are different ones than his.
Bottom line is that Nature regularly produces all kinds of freaks and failed evolutionary experiments, as it were. He is clearly one of them.
It is quite possible that such heartless killers served a purpose once in early human society. Many of the legendary heroes and soldiers were likely the same kind of psychopaths, figures from Achilles to Prince Vlad the Impaler
Vlad was the origin of the vampire legend, a real historical figure, a ruthless killer who fought against Ottoman Empire expansion.
Closer to our own day, it is widely thought that Stonewall Jackson, the Confederacy’s most ruthless general, was a psychopath.
General Curtis LeMay, who ran the savage bombing of Japanese cities and who later advocated in the Pentagon for a nuclear first strike on Russia, almost certainly also was one.
Quite possibly, “old blood and guts” General Patton of WWII also was a psychopath.
The list is a long one, and we are only lucky early detection caught still another, Canadian Colonel Russell Williams.
Some of these psychopaths like to kill in great masses – hence the name mass murder – while others like to enjoy a long series of killings, as did Mr. Picton.
“Islam slaughtered, enslaved and raped its way out of Saudi Arabia to the doorsteps of Europe and India but I hardly hear a chirp from you.”
History is full of horrors.
But I do tend, quite naturally I think, to be most upset with that happening before my eyes.
Especially when the horrors before my eyes are committed by peoples claiming allegiance to democratic and human values, such as Israel and the United States.
One expects tyrants and ignorant armies to kill and maim and torture, but there is supposed to be something different about countries claiming Enlightenment principles.
By the way, it is estimated that the United States left 3 million people dead in Vietnam.
It left also countless cripples from the bombing.
And it left still more a sea of Agent Orange to cripple babies for centuries.
It was a true Holocaust, in every sense of the word.
And all done for nothing, no point whatever, just mad impulses and paranoid fears.
Lastly, quoting weird sources from the Internet like the one you do is just that, weird.