Right-wing mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a bizarre reference to Derry’s Bloody Sunday in his 1500 page manifesto, it has emerged.
Breivik has admitted carrying out the twin gun and bomb attacks that killed 76 people in two locations in Norway last Friday.
Writing in his 1500 page ‘manifesto’ - ‘2083: A European Declaration of Independence’ - Breivik praises the role of the British army in the wake of Bloody Sunday in Derry, in which 14 Irish civil rights protestors were gunned down.
“There are few examples of the state being effective in a 4GW (Fourth Generation Warfare) conflict,” he wrote.
“The only major example is that of the British Army in Northern Ireland after the events of Bloody Sunday.
“A notable theorist of 4GW, William Lind, believes that the reason for the British being successful in that conflict was that the British Army did not use heavy weapons in that period and that the British Government forces attempted to get to know the areas involved in the conflict.
“Also according to Lind the British did not engage in collective punishment and desired to keep civilian casualties to a minimum.
“In other words they won over the population by reducing the risk of damage to civilians and their property and by getting to know the local area.”
Breivik listed Sinn Fein in a compilation of Europe’s “cultural Marxist” organisations which had to be opposed, but also expressed opposition to the Dublin government’s stance on the Lisbon Treaty.
Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Padraig Mac Lochlainn extended his sympathies on behalf of the party to the people of Norway.
“Our thoughts are with the families of those who tragically lost their lives in this horrific attack and also with those who are injured.
“The people of Norway and indeed the world are in shock at the events that unfolded yesterday. On behalf of my party I want to extend my condolences to the Norwegian people and assure them that they are in our thoughts.”