Anders Behring Breivik

Canada's No Safe Haven From Breivik-Style Hate Crime

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Shahla Khan Salter

Is domestic terrorism, instigated by white supremacists, such as Breivik, on the rise? Recently, more incidents of hate crimes are reported to be taking place, with alarming frequency. There have been at least seven reports of hate crimes targeting Muslims and mosques in the last 10 days in the United States. Here in Canada we look down at the U.S. and say, "well, everything is worse down there, more guns, more violence, more racism." Not so fast. According to Statistics Canada figures from 2009, the frequency of hate crimes are up.

Evil is Evil. America's Breivik Moment?

Mubin Shaikh | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada
Mubin Shaikh

The recent shooting at the Sikh Temple has brought racial hate-motivated violent extremism to the fore. Hate-motivated violent extremism directed against Muslims or look-alikes is a growing reality in white America and is the direct result of narratives that perpetuate the us vs. them mentality. Sikh women also cover their hair, and with the presence and prevalence of anti-hijab narratives, hateful, ignorant people tend not to know the difference. This is not to say "let's get the right target," because the point is that NO community should be wholesale targeted for the actions of its extremists and the same holds true for "white America."

The Week That Was: Making Sense of The Senseless

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

In the wake of the "Dark Knight" shooting, there is the inevitable and understandable desire to seek an explanation -- to make sense of the senseless. Somehow this monstrosity might have been averted -- if gun laws were different, if someone who knew the killer could have stopped the crime in advance, if social welfare programs to treat such sociopaths were improved, if movies didn't encourage such violence. And those thoughts may feel even more urgent to Canadians as our week began and ended with horrific shootings -- on Monday, two people were killed and 24 injured at a Toronto block party.

Human Rights vs Human Monsters in Norway

Jonathan Foreman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Jonathan Foreman

While it recently played host to the Oslo Freedom Forum, Norway's capital is gripped by the Anders Breivik trial. What happens at the Breivik trial has a bearing on the libertarian and humanitarian values that underly the Forum -- one that is neither left wing nor right win, and has highlighted oppression and dissident courage in places as various as China, Singapore, Turkish Kurdistan, India and Sudan.

Anti-Christianity: The Last Acceptable Prejudice

Michael Coren | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada
Michael Coren

My latest book about Christianity, Heresy, is in the forgiving business. But forgiveness does not mean forgetting the truth. We have to be resolute in what is and what isn't, which is why I've taken on the most frequent arguments used against followers of Christ.

What if Anders Behring Breivik had been a Muslim?

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada
Abubakar Kasim

Muslims do indeed have mad men in their midst who sometimes act insane. So do Christians and other communities. The ailment of extremism does not have colour or creed. It is has no boundaries.Humanity needs to wake up and ask why things have gone out of control.

Propaganda Surge Feared As Confessed Killer Takes The Stand

CP | Bjoern H. Amland,Karl Ritter, The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada

OSLO - The terror trial against an anti-Muslim fanatic who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway starts Monday amid worries that he will use the pr...

Norway's Anders Brievik: Looking Into The Mind Of A Mass Killer | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

Anders Breivik is a rarity - a spree killer who was caught alive. What insights could be gained from talking to a man who successfully perpetrated a h...

Confessed Norway Gunman Unlikely To Be Found Insane: Panel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2011 | Canada

OSLO - It's unlikely that the right-wing extremist who admitted killing dozens in Norway last week will be declared legally insane because he appears ...

Facebook, Social Media Spur On Far-Right Membership

CP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada

LONDON - When the English Defence League sprang to life two years ago, it had fewer than 50 members — a rough-and-tumble bunch of mostly white guys ...

No Helicopter, A Sinking Boat... And A Gunman On An Island

CP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada

OSLO - When Anders Behring Breivik launched his assault on the youth campers of Utoya Island, he expected Norway's special forces to swoop down and st...

Canadians Shocked By Mention In Norway Suspect's Manifesto

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

Several Canadians were stunned Monday at learning the suspect in the bombing and shootings in Norway last week had referenced them in his lengthy diat...

Canada Opens Condolence Books For Norway

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The Norwegian embassy in Ottawa is opening up a book of condolences for Canadians to sign in the wake of last week's at...

Alleged Norway Attacker Denied Chance To Air Anti-Muslim Views In Court

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

OSLO -- Police announced Monday that they had dramatically overcounted the number of people slain in a shooting spree at a political youth group's isl...

Parts Of Gunman's Manifesto Copies Of Unabomber Writings

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada

DENVER - Parts of the manifesto written by the suspect in Norway's terrorist attack were taken almost word for word from the writings of "Unabomber" T...

Manifesto Of A 'Madman'

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OSLO - To Anders Behring Breivik, the Norway explosion and shootings that killed at least 93 people were a "marketing method" fo...

Tragedy in Oslo: Death and Stereotypes

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 09.22.2011 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

Even before the haze of crushed metal and shattered glass settled, the words "jihadists", "Al-Qaeda" and "Muslims terrorists" were immediately and forcefully placed as top billing as the culprits of the crime. Case closed. End of discussion. Sound familiar?

At Least 91 Dead In Norway Attacks

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OSLO - Police arrived at an island massacre about 1.5 hours after a gunman first opened fire, slowed because they didn't have q...