Yah..you betcha! Hallo-Hello in Norwegian! A popular Norwegian line I've learned after living in rural Morris, Minne-sota!
When I (Sal)think of Norwegians, I automatically think of the Vikings-not just the football team, but the actual barbarians from medieval times!
A co-worker (Heidi) of mine is very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She has taught me a lot about this country. Just recently (Tuesday, January 24th of 2007), she shared with me of her visits (3x so far) to her grandparents' homeland. Most of her relatives live in Stavanger (virtual photos).
*located 17 miles northeast of Morris (go east on Hwy 28, then north on Pope Cty Hwy 3 in Cyrus, then turn right at the sign before the town Kensington) AN ANNUAL LUTEFISK AND MEATBALL SUPPER , from Morris Sun Tribune "will be held at Nora Lutheran Church, rural Kensington from 3:30-7 p.m. Suplemental funds have been applied for through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Everyone welcome. w41"
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:08:07 -0500
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Subject: Fwd: Bizarre Food anyone???
>Here is an exciting event happening in Cyrus MN.
>Not sure how many of you watch the Travel Channel but here is your
>opportunity to Join Andrew Zimmer, host of the Travel Channel's
>"Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer" for a Lutefisk Supper (with over
>20 different Scandinavian foods). They are going to be taping an
>episode for his TV show on the Travel channel at the Cozy Cafe in
>Cyrus MN. Major TV shows do not happen in this area very often so
>here is your chance to be a part of it. So mark your calendars!!
>Where: The Cozy Cafe in Cyrus MN
>When: Saturday, September 15th at 4pm
>Tickets are $13.95 available at the door
>Jessica Beyer (UMM '02)
>Community Program Assistant
>Center for Small Towns
>University of Minnesota, Morris
>600 E. 4th Street
>Morris, MN 56267
>(320) 589-6451 (tele)
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Syttende Mai (Seventeenth of May) Celebration at my Workplace
Little Christmas Eve Service - Willmar
Thursday, December 23rd
Lillejulaften (Little Christmas Eve) will feature Norwegian Scripture reading, prayers,
and songs. The service folder will be in Norwegian with a full English trasnlation. After the
service in the sanctuary there will be fellowship with coffee and Norwegian treats in
Bethany Hall. If you have bunads or Norwegian Sweaters, you are encouraged to
Place: Calvary Lutheran Church Hometown Happenings KWLM Radio's Calender of Events
Norwegian Food Day at Cyrus Elementary School on Saturday, October 23rd @9a-1p
*I tried Ramuffun (sp?-"milk mush") for the first time with a little kid I work 1:1 with. It was delicious-it had some tasty thick condensed milk, pudding type dessert!
Lutefisk and Meatball Supper at First Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 14th of 2004 @3-6:30p
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another place and time.
Geomancy of the Holy Grail International Peace Garden Kensington and Verendrye Rune Stones
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This video shows how the said discovery site of both the Kensington Rune Stone and Verendrye Rune Stone lay in association with the Axis Mundi of the International Peace Garden. Both stones were found on azimuths created by the angles of the facets that comprise the octagonal fountain there. One of the last unsolved clues of the mystery is the word "Preston." The IPG points to Preston England very near the suspected final resting place of the Verendrye stone."
The Great Norway Adventure Show, from oconnorcasting.tv "...From May 1st through June 15th, 2009 a group of fun and outgoing Norwegian-Americans will travel to Norway and compete in “The Great Norway Adventure” to win a grand prize worth over $50,000.00. Participants will receive a daily stipend of $100.00 USD while in Norway. And they’ll discover a new land and culture, and have an awesome adventure!..."
-found it from Norwegian TV producers seek Norwegian-Americans
Associated Press, Published Monday, December 22, 2008 "GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A television production company wants to give Norwegian-Americans in the Midwest a chance to go to their ancestor's homeland.
Producers of Norway's version of "American Idol" and other shows say they're looking for outgoing Americans with Norwegian ancestry to go to Norway and compete for a $50,000 prize in "The Great Norway Adventure."
Participants must range from ages 18 to 60 and cannot have traveled to Norway before. ..."
*I just (Sunday, October met a couple (Greg and ?-?-grew up in Donnelly, MN) that just went there this year (2007) and they told me how much fun they had. They told me that 40,000 people come from all over the world to state fairgrounds in their motorcoaches or whatever means of transportation.
Norwegian is a North Germanic language with around 5 million speakers in mainly in Norway. There are also some speakers of Norwegian in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Spain, Canada and the USA...
Learn Norwegian... Now!
'...Norwegian is the language spoken by people living in Norway but it is also spreading out across the world as people begin taking an interest in it. Spoken by at least 6 million people worldwide, it is closely related to Danish and Swedish. It is one of the North Germanic languages that evolved from Old Norse..."
*referred by Allie M. on Wednesday, July 6th 2011
Founded during the Crusades, the Templars was a religious order of knights whose mission was to protect Christians in the Holy Land.
Some say they invented international banking, with a system of credit letters used to pass funds to people fighting in the Crusades. The Templars certainly grew rich and powerful. According to some accounts they were the holders of treasures from Jerusalem. "
The things about the 'Vikings' is that the word itself is somewhat misleading. The Scandinavian society was far flung, from Norway , Sweden, Gotland etc. to Iceland, to Scotland to Normandy. The Sinclairs themselves were 'Vikings' in their case they were Danes. Their name used to be More or Moore until they changed it to the name of the river in Normandy they had conquered.
To go 'a viking' was to go on a raiding adventure (the word was a verb) usually lasting an entire summer sailing season. The 'boys' used to go 'a viking' if they needed to cheer up from fighting with their wife all winter in the sod hut, or to expand their income.
Also many Vikings went on the crusades (one of my Norwegian king ancestors did) even fought alongside Knights Templars, indeed likely even joined the order. The 'Vikings' overran Scotland, so who's who here?
As to Prince Henry Sinclair, he took his maps from 2 Portugese brothers.
Sorry that should read Venician brothers. It's years since I looked at this interesting material.
"The record of this voyage is called the "Zeno Narrative" by most historians because it originally consisted of letters written by Sinclair's navigators Niccolo and Antonio Zeno of Venice, to their brother Carlo "The Lion" of Venice. " (from 'Swords at Sunset' by Michael Bradley) "
Syttende Mai (Seventeenth of May)
-May 17 - Norway's Constitution Day, from norway.org "
Each year on May 17 Norwegians fill the streets with cheers and flags in celebration of Norway's constitution, adopted in 1814. Click here to read about the tradition and get information about May 17 festivities in the U.S...
Norway adopted its constitution in 1814, and it is this event that is celebrated May 17. The Norwegian Parliament, the Storting, held the first May 17 celebrations in 1836, and from then on the day was regarded as the national day. The first children's parade was held in 1870. Since 1906, the Royal Family have gathered on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Oslo to wave to the children marching by. Norwegian Constitution Day
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ".. is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as syttende mai (meaning May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (The Constitution Day), although the latter is less frequent...
"Sven and Ole heard of an organization that would pay $5000 for every live wolf. They hunted for days, up and down mountains. One night, they fell asleep around their campfire. In the middle of the night, Ollie woke up and saw they were surrounded 50 hungry, ferocious wolves. He said to Sven, "Wake us Sven, We're rich!" -John Jenkins, Jamestown, TN
Did you know that there are more Norwegian descendants living in the United States than there are Norwegians in Norway (6 mill. vs. 4,8 mill.) and that Norway is nicknamed ”The Land of the Midnight Sun?” Read more random facts about Norway here. "..5.In Norway, education is free, even college and university education.
7. # Norway has a native population called the Sami people. ...
9. # In real terms, Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world. ..
13. Norway is one of the world’s richest countries per capita. ..
23. # In size, Norway is comparable to Montana, and it is the 6th largest country in Europe. ..
I have carried the cross many times in different places in Norway. For me, it is one of the most wonderful places on earth.
My first cross walk in Norway was in August 1980. I preached at a large meeting and had a glorious crosswalk in Molde. I loved it there.
the cross in Norway the cross march
My sons, Joshua and Joel were with me and I went up into the mountains to minister at a gathering on a farm. It was a time of a powerful move of the Holy Spirit.
the cross in the mountains
We met with the Mayor of Oslo on August 7th . Had a very powerful visit and he welcomed us and the cross to Norway. We met with the Head Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Norway on August 22 and had a great talk about Jesus.
Then I preached at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Oslo on the night of the 22nd . There were about a thousand young people doing Jesus cheers and praising God and I was preaching with excitement and joy. It was awesome!
On August the 23rd we had a cross march and then a rally in front of the National Parliament! I preached about the love of God!
I had a most wonderful time with my sons.
My next crosswalk in Norway was in June 1982 . This time I carried the cross from Oslo to Sweden. Joy, one of my daughters was with me along with Joshua my son. We had our car and a camper trailer to live in. I carried the cross and they drove the car!
Joy and dad Joshua and dad
We also preached at some meetings in Norway. It was so good to be on the road with my children and to meet the people who were eager to stop and talk and pray!
Joy and Joshua and dad Blessitt preaching
In the late 80's I did another cross walk in the north of Norway .
“It is so wonderful to be carrying the cross inside the Arctic Circle. I carried the cross from Northern Sweden into Northern Norway. It is so beautiful. It rained all day and there was a cold wind. The snow came down about me in the mountains. Many cars stopped and I had a good witness to a lot of people who are on holiday and are camping. It is just a dreamland to carry the cross inside the Arctic Circle for the first time.
"Flowers are so beautiful here, many I had never seen before. Some are white like cotton balls. The splendor of the flowers and the crystal clear streams are indescribable. The land is tundra, which is the vegetation that has died but not yet really become soil. When you step on it and it sinks down. It is a very special mixture of soil, vegetation and leaves. Everything is so fresh and clean. The mountain streams run alongside the roadside. Fresh smoked fish is sold along the roadsides. It is delicious eating as they smoke the fish over fires alongside the road. There are gorgeous fjords where the old glaciers in the ancient centuries cut through the rocks and water with steep cliffs rising up from the water's edge and surrounded by snow-capped hills. The only bad things are the mosquitoes, which swarm and attack with a vengeance. They are here by the "billions."
"There is a feeling up here that I have never experienced in my life. It is maybe like the way creation was in the beginning, you feel you are in a cool Garden of Eden. I don't have enough words to describe how beautiful and wonderful it was to be at the top of the world carrying the cross. The roads are good, the people are friendly, and the scenery is fabulous. There is just nothing missing up here. At night in the summertime it never gets dark, it's daylight all night. The sun stays up and at midnight you can see clearly. It's just an incredible feeling. To get any darkness you have to put down the blinds in your room or close the window shutters to shut out all the daylight. Many seem to party all night; the nightclubs are open throughout the night. Praise God, the cross at the Arctic Circle! It's another historical moment. I finally made it to the coast at Narvik, Norway from Kiruna, Sweden.'
In August 2001 Denise my wife and I went on another crosswalk in Norway. We started at Skage, Norway and carried the cross through Dteintjer to Hell and on to Trondhiem. It is true that there is a town in Norway called 'Hell'! So I carried the cross through Hell and out! Glory
Denise and our car roadside food
This was a glorious time. We preached in many Churches along the way and saw many people pray and come to Jesus.
My son Joshua in now an associate pastor of Bethel Church in Trondhiem and he also is a leader in the Bethel Bible School there.
Joshua came out on the road with many Bible school students. They carried the cross and we would stop and do a Bible teaching. It was wonderful.
The students also met us near the city of Trondhiem and walked with the cross, me and Denise on into the city center where we did an outdoor rally.
I then preached at the church and taught at the Bible School. They have a wonderful pastor at Bethel Church, Rev. Karl Axel.
In November 2003 Denise and I were back again to preach and teach and do an outdoor rally in the city center of Trondhiem.
My son, Joshua lives in Norway with his lovely wife Nina and their son Gabriel.
A pilgrim follower of Jesus,
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Movies: The Passion, Crucification, Easter, Resurrection, etc..
"Oslo, Norway (CNN) -- The death toll in the mass shooting and bomb attack in Norway rose to 92 Saturday, as leaders and the public alike tried to make sense of what the prime minister called the country's "worst atrocity" since World War II.
New details emerged surrounding Friday's attacks, as a fuller picture of the suspect charged in the crimes came to light. The man faces charges related to terrorism, which carry a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison if convicted. The charges may change, police said.
Norwegian television and newspaper reports have identified the suspect as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik.
An employee at a Norwegian agricultural cooperative told CNN that the man identified in media reports as the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer from her company in May.
Oddmy Estenstad, of Felleskjopet Agr, said she did not think the order was strange at the time because the suspect has a farm, but after Friday's explosion in Norway's capital, Oslo, she called police because she knew the material can be used to make bombs.
"We are very shocked that this man was connected to our company," said Estenstad. "We are very sad about what happened."
Official sources and social media indicate that Breivik might be a right-wing Christian fundamentalist who may have had an issue with Norway's multi-cultural society. The attack may have been politically motivated, one official said.
"I think what we have seen today is that politically motivated violence poses a threat to society and I commend the police for carrying out a very swift and effective investigation, but that is still ongoing," Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store told reporters.
Police have not officially released the identity of the suspect, telling reporters only that they detained a 32-year-old Norwegian man who is being questioned in both the Oslo bombing -- which left seven dead and more than 90 wounded -- and the shooting attack at the youth camp on Utoya island, in which 85 people were killed.
The suspect was cooperating with police, making it clear he wanted to explain himself, Roger Andresen, a deputy police chief, told reporters during a news conference.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg did not rule out the possibility that there was more than one person involved in the attacks.
Indeed, a second person was arrested Saturday in a hotel where the prime minister was due to meet families of the victims of the attack, police said. He was carrying a knife, state-run broadcaster NRK reported.
Stoltenberg said later Saturday that many world leaders had reached out to him after the tragedy. "The world is with Norway at the moment. That will not restore the lives lost, of course, but it gives support and they hope it will help in their grief," he said.
The prime minister said it's too early to tell how the massacre will change Norwegian society.
"But I hope we will maintain" the things that make us unique, Stoltenberg said.
Together with Norway's king, queen and crown prince, Stoltenberg visited with victims' family members and survivors of the attacks at a hotel.
Seven people were killed in Friday's explosion in the Norwegian capital, officials said. In all, 90 people were hospitalized as a result of the blast, said Erik Hansen, a spokesman for Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang.
It was while authorities were searching for survivors of the mid-afternoon bombing that a man wearing a police uniform and identifying himself as an officer arrived by boat at Utoya island, about 20 miles from Oslo, where word was spreading among the campers about the explosion in the capital, said Adrian Pracon, a survivor of the mass shooting.
The man asked to address the group, and then started shooting.
What followed, Pracon says, was panic and chaos as some campers ran from the shooter, while others went toward the man because they believed it was a drill or a test.
Pracon said the shooter chased people to the shore, screaming at them as he fired.
An elite police unit took the gunman into custody on the island, Andresen said. The man did not put up a fight during his arrest, he said.
Authorities were searching the waters Saturday around Utoya, looking for the bodies of campers who may have drowned trying to swim to safety, police said.
"This happened at a place where I, in my young side, became politically active and I said earlier today it was a paradise for youngsters and yesterday it was turned into a hell. We have to regain this. Nobody's going to take this away from us," Stoltenberg said.
The suspect matched the description of a person who was seen near the government buildings in Oslo shortly before the bombs erupted, police said.
The acting national police chief, Sveinung Sponheim, told reporters in Oslo that the gun used to shoot the campers was an automatic weapon and that undetonated explosives were found on the island after the attack.
CNN's Jack Maddox, Chelsea J. Carter, Holly Yan, Laura Smith-Spark, Joe Sterling, Moni Basu, Chelsea Bailey, Claudia Rebaza, Mishan Afsari and Cynthia Wamwayi contributed to this report.
"Norway (MNN) ― Police have arrested 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik of Oslo, Norway on the island of Utoya in connection with the deadly bombing and shooting that killed 92. Investigators allege Mr. Breivik detonated the car bomb and then drove to Utoya and opened fire on teenagers attending a camp there organized by the ruling Norwegian Labor party.
According to reports, Friday's mid-afternoon blast killed at least seven people, injuring dozens more and severely damaging government buildings, including the Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office.
According to reports, Stoltenberg was working from home when the mid-afternoon blast occurred; he was not injured.
Following the bomb detonation, police believe Breivik went to Utoya to attack a youth summer camp. Oslo police said that at least 80 people were killed at the camp--mostly young people, according to The Associated Press.
The shooting took place on the island of Utoya, west of the capital, where news reports said Breivik disguised himself as a police officer opened fire on the camp. The camp was organized by the governing Norwegian Labor party, and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was expected to visit the camp today. Some youth jumped into the water to escape.
Reuters reports a fringe European anti-Islamist lobby group said Saturday the man suspected of Norway's gun and bomb massacre had tried to join their Facebook group on the Internet but had been rejected over his apparent neo-Nazi links.
Churches across the country were open all day Saturday to help the grieving nation cope with the tragedy. Some prayer services were broadcast live over Norwegian radio Saturday. We have calls out to all of our missionary contacts working in the region to find out about their safety and their response to this event.
Please visit MNNonline.org regularly. We'll be updating this page as soon as we receive information from the field. Also, if you have missionary contacts in Oslo, Norway, please encourage them to contact us. "
-Bombing in Oslo
Oslo blast: 'It was just chaos'
"CNN|Added on July 22, 2011
Eyewitnesses describe the scene of a deadly blast in Oslo, Norway."
"OSLO, Norway (KSAX) -- Thousands of miles from home, Brett Landwehr was shopping in Oslo Center Mall when Anders Behring Breivik allegedly set off deadly bombs four blocks away in a terrorist attack.
"The building shook so much that it wound up knocking an elevator off a track and it crashed to the ground floor, but thankfully nobody was in it," Landwehr said.
Landwehr is studying abroad at the International Summer School at the University of Oslo in Norway for the summer and says he was concerned for his life Friday.
"It was a little nerve racking knowing that bombs were going off because then people were talking about how there is the potential for more and then we're in this massive mall not to mention the center transit area, so it was a little nerve-wracking," he said.
When Landwehr discovered that it was one man who managed to kill at least 76 people so far he said he was shocked.
"That really threw me for a loop I guess because being from the states, we automatically assume it was some terrorist. The fact that it was one guy and that he was from Norway I mean was really interesting."
Not only was Landwehr affected by the attacks, but many local Minnesotans come from Norwegian decent and have family to worry about.
"I think there's a lot of people who are very touched by what happened there and lots of us still have relatives there. Thank goodness no one that I know of in our family is affected but I'm sure there were some in the area that were," said Sandy Sheets, co-owner of Scandinavian Gift Shop in Alexandria.
Landwehr says he cannot believe the attacks happened in what he and others consider a very safe and quiet country.
"I know that terrorism can happen in the safest places," Landwehr said.
Written for the web by Samantha Myles. Smyles@ksax.com"
-Youth Camp at Utoya Island (map)
Campers Shot at Utoya Island
Police have said a Norwegian man arrested after the twin attacks in Norway is a right-winger with anti-Muslim views, but they do not know whether that was a factor in the attacks. ...
It has emerged that he is a former member of a populist anti-immigration party who wrote blogs attacking multiculturalism and Islam.
Website entries under Breivik's name criticised European politicians for trying to accommodate the cultures of different ethic groups, and claimed a significant minority of young British Muslims backed radical Islamic militancy.
"When did multiculturalism cease to be an ideology designed to deconstruct European culture, traditions, identity and nation-states?" said one entry, posted on February 2, 2010 on the right-wing website www.document.no...
"According to two studies, 13% of young British Muslims aged between 15 and 25 support al Qaeda ideology," said another entry dated February 16 last year.
He described himself on his Facebook page as leaning towards right-wing Christianity.
Breivik had also been a member of the Progress Party, the second largest in parliament and a rival to the Labour Party.
He was a member from 2004 to 2006 and in its youth party from 1997-2006/2007.
"He is not a member any more," Progress leader Siv Jensen said. "It makes me very sad that he was a member at an earlier point.
"He was never very active and we have a hard time finding anyone who knows much about him."
Breivik was also a freemason, said a spokesman for the organisation.
Freemasons meet in secretive fraternal groups in many parts of the world....
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com- Deceiver
"Oslo, Norway (CNN) -- A rambling, 1,500-page manifesto purportedly written by the suspect in Friday's deadly terror attacks in Norway lays out right-wing extremist views and vows that a "European civil war" will lead to the execution of "cultural Marxists" and the banishing of Muslims.
"If you are concerned about the future of Western Europe you will definitely find the information both interesting and highly relevant," the author writes, adding later that his "European Declaration of Independence" took him nine years to complete.
While the title page of the document says "By Andrew Berwick," the writer later identifies himself as Anders Behring Breivik, the suspect in the Norwegian terrorist attacks.
The document -- part political diatribe, part confessional and part action plan -- also contains a link to an online video post with the same title.
CNN could not independently verify that Breivik wrote the document or posted the 12-minute video, and Norwegian authorities would not confirm that the man in their custody wrote the manifesto, saying it was part of their investigation.
Police told the Norwegian newspaper VG that the document is "linked" to Friday's attacks.
Text in the video rails against the "Islamization" of Europe and "cultural Marxists" and asserts that the majority of Europe's population will be Muslim by 2050 "unless we manage to defeat the ruling Multiculturalist Alliance."
"Celebrate us, the martyrs of the conservative revolution, for we will soon dine in the Kingdom of Heaven," the video says.
Parts of the document use the same wording as the 35,000-word anti-technology manifesto written by "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski and published in the Washington Post in 1995.
In one passage, the document published online last week uses the same wording as the Unabomber's manifesto, but substitutes the phrase "cultural Marxist" where Kaczynski used the word "leftist," and uses the word "Muslims" where Kaczynski used the phrase "black people."
The document contains some of the same anti-Muslim rhetoric that has become a part of mainstream debate in Norway, according to Anders Ravik Jupskaas, a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Oslo who studies right-wing political movements in Scandinavia.
"What you see here is this new European phenomenon of this anti-Islamic rhetoric, where it's not only the immigrants (who are enemies). In fact, the main enemy is the political elite," he said. "They argue that this political elite has betrayed their own country. They have imposed multiculturalism."
But the writer takes such philosophies to another level, he said.
"It's part of the same stream of ideas, but it's still very different in terms of extremeness," Jupskaas said.
Norwegian authorities have said they are still trying to determine the motive behind the terror attacks.
In the manifesto, the author vilifies Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and his Labour Party, which has majority control in Norway's government, accusing the party of perpetuating "cultural Marxist/multiculturalist ideals" and indoctrinating youth with those ideals. The author accuses the Labour Party of embracing those ideals and therefore allowing the "Islamification of Europe."
The manifesto speculates about would happen if the author were to survive "a successful mission and live to stand a multiculturalist trial."
"Not only will all my friends and family detest me and call me a monster; the united global multiculturalist media will have their hands full figuring out multiple ways to character assassinate, vilify and demonize," it says.
The manifesto and videoinclude photos that appear to match those of the suspect, some of which had been posted on his Facebook page and several never-before-seen images of the same man. The author leaves clues about his family and background, and also indicates that English is his "secondary language."
The document and video are titled "2083: A European Declaration of Independence," a date that the author later explains is the year he believes an European civil war will end with the execution of cultural Marxists and the deportation of Muslims.
This "civil war" would come in three phases, he predicts. The first runs through 2030 and includes "open source warfare, military shock attacks by clandestine cell systems (and) further consolidation of conservative forces."
Between 2030 and 2070, he calls for "more advanced forms of resistance groups (and the) preparation of pan-European coup d'etats."
The final stage features the deposition of Europe's leaders and "implementation of a cultural conservative political agenda."
The author does not specifically explain why he chose the date 2083, though it is the 200th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx.
The manifesto and video also containphotos of Breivik in what appear to be uniforms, including one in which he is wearing a U.S. Marine dress jacket decorated with an Iron Cross, Knights Templar and Free Mason medals.
Another picture shows Breivik dressed in a wet suit with a patch that reads "Marxist Hunter" and holding a high-powered rifle.
The author states that he was moved to action dating to "my government's involvement" in NATO's 1999 strikes during the Kosovo campaign, claiming this wrongly targeted "our Serbian brothers (who) wanted to drive Islam out by deporting the Albanian Muslims back to Albania."
He also criticizes "my government's cowardly handling of the Muhammad cartoon issue" -- a reference to the Norwegian government's apology for the nation's private newspapers having repeatedly published the controversial cartoon. Another reference blasts Norway, home of the Nobel awards, for awarding a peace prize to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The author details his bomb-making experiments, including a theory that one should purchase a farm so that purchase of large amounts of fertilizer -- which can be used to make bombs -- is less likely to be noticed.
"Be extra careful when researching for bomb schematics (fertilizer bombs), as many terms will trigger electronic alerts," he writes, one of several tips that include using an "anonymous laptop and browse free to your local McDonalds" in order to "avoid ending up on any watch list."
Besides hands-on instructions, the document also functions as a running diary. It also includes references to his relatives' sexual indiscretions, entries on some of his friends' personal lives, and his own off-and-on steroid use.
From July 2 on, though, the author becomes more business-like and complains that going off his testosterone supplements had ramped up his "aggressiveness." He then digs up his guns and prepares the bombs. It all leads up to July 22, the date of the Norway terror attacks.
"The old saying 'if you want something done, then do it yourself' is as relevant now as it was then," he writes. "In many cases; you could do it all yourself, it will just take a little more time. AND, without taking unacceptable risks. The conclusion is undeniable.
"I believe this will be my last entry. It is now Fri July 22nd, 12.51."
Less than three hours later, a bomb went off in downtown Oslo.
CNN's Greg Botelho, Chelsea J. Carter, Catherine Shoichet and journalist Frode Stang contributed to this report."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Religious: Islam, Muslim, Qu'ran/Koran, Allah, Mohammed, etc...
"LOS ANGELES (ANS) -- If Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik is a fundamentalist Christian, he forgot something fundamental to the teachings of Jesus: "Love your enemies.”
A variety of prominent news organizations have described Breivik as an
extremist Christian or a fundamentalist Christian.
At the earliest televised news conference, a Norwegian police official, Roger Andresen, helped to create this impression when he said, “What we know is that he is right wing and a Christian fundamentalist.” Additionally, Breivik’s Facebook page lists his religious affiliation as “Christian.”
It appears that Breivik’s horrific acts were motivated by a violent hatred of Muslim immigration into Norway and other countries in Europe. His rage against Muslim immigrants finally consumed him, with many innocent victims in his wake.
If Breivik read the Bible, then he also forgot about God’s love for the poor and needy, widows and orphans, and yes, immigrants. In the Book of Exodus, God gives the following command: “Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.”
Similarly, in the Book of Psalms, David writes, “The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked."
When God describes his love for the "alien," he is not talking about extraterrestrials. This is a clear reference to immigrants at the lowest rung of Hebrew culture – whether documented or undocumented. ",... more...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Immigrants, Foreigners, Aliens, etc.. Outreach How did the medieval Knights Templar influence Norway gunman?
By Phoebe Connelly | The Lookout – Thu, Jul 28, 2011 news.yahoo.com "In his 1,500-page manifesto, confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik claimed allegiance to a resurrected version of the Knights Templar, a medieval formation of Christian soldiers who waged brutal battle against Islam for control of the Holy Land and its relics. Breivik also wrote favorably of the mentorship of a British man known as "Richard (the Lionhearted)," who he credits for imparting to him the secrets of the Templar tradition.
In an exclusive report, AP correspondent Simon Haydon writes that he has located "Richard," whose actual name is Paul Ray, living in exile in Malta. In an interview with Haydon, Ray confirmed that he is associated with "a loose group of anti-Islamic extremists inspired by the Knights Templar," but denied that Breivik was associated with the group, or that he had served as Breivik's mentor.
"My thoughts are the same ... that there is a threat to our way of life from Islam. I'm not going to say I don't think there is, because I do," Ray told Haydon. Ray writes an anti-Muslim blog called "Lionheart" after King Richard I of England, who lead 12th-century Christian crusades.
Ray told the AP that he has embraced the Templar tradition in an effort to drive home the threat of Muslim immigration. "Muslims in (England) trying to take over our country. Let's not pretend it's not happening. They are actively declaring their vision to take our country over." He told the AP he did not approve of Breivik's methods, however.
That's not to say that the original Knights were at all peace-loving; quite the contrary. As Time writer Ishaan Tharoor notes, the Knights Templar formed at the site of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which fell into Christian control after the first crusade of 1099, and were known as ruthless warriors. And while the Knights tried to cultivate an image as ascetic spiritual pilgrims, they extorted enormous gold and precious-metal tributes from Jewish and Muslim subjects in the Middle East, as well as among the unfortunate Christian populations in Europe who came into their path.
That history, indeed, accounts for the order's best known pop culture legacies, Dashiell Hammett to Dan Brown. After the Templars were dissolved in 1312, a later religious order based on the island of Malta (where now makes Ray's home in solidarity with the order's aims) continued hoarding gold and precious stones--and thereby furnished the inspiration for the bloody intrigue in Hammett's hardboiled suspense novel, "The Maltese Falcon," and the classic John Huston film of the same name. The order has continued to claim a prominent place in modern-day fables of shadowy conspiracy. As legions of "Da Vinci Code" readers well know, the group is a favorite hobbyhorse of pulp-antiquarian novelist Dan Brown.
Nor is the order's latter-day appeal confined to fiction writers and fringe anti-immigrant figures in Europe. As hard-core advocates of white ethnic purity, Breivik and Ray would no doubt be baffled to learn that a new Mexican drug cartel calls itself the Knights Templar. According to a report in Al Jazeera, this latest twist on the Templar legend was the brainchild of a schoolteacher named Servando Gomez, who has members dress up in full medieval Templar regalia, and swear out loyalty oaths in blood. While the group professes to devote itself to philanthropic works--including drug rehabilitation centers in Gomez's home province of Michoacan--it is an offshoot of La Familia, the second most powerful and lethally violent drug cartel in Mexico. In other words, while the historic Knights of Templar are long gone, claimants to its legacy are continuing to honor, consciously or otherwise, its tangled legacy of blood, piety, and treasure."
"..Perhaps it is time for the Telegraph to issue a retraction to its kneejerk publication in which it automatically cast blame on Islamists and other “eastern” terrorists-by-default. Because according to just released info, they could not have been more wrong, and it is the reaction to precisely this type of prejudice that will never facilitate bridging frayed relations between disparate cultures. Anyway, so much for prejudiced speculation and/or lies about some Islamist organization taking the blame for the events in Norway today. Here is the truth:” VG has received confirmation from several independent sources that it was Anders Behring Breivik, who was arrested by armed police after the mass killings of Utøya Friday. VG was also present when the emergency squad took action against the flat 32-year-old susceptible west of Oslo. Several foreign media have also named Breivik as the perpetrator.” More on his motives: “A childhood friend of Breivik says to VG Nett that he should have been right-wing in the late 20′s, and posted a series of controversial opinions on Facebook.” And the kicker, for all the bigots out there: he was an ultra nationalist who hated Islam. Today’s tragic events were merely the outburst of deranged and very much troubled Loughner, McVey-like psychophath. And nothing more.
In online debates he makes his mark as a well-read, and one with strong opinions about Norwegian politics. He promotes a very conservative opinions, which he also called nationalist. He expresses himself strongly opposed to multiculturalism – that cultural differences can live together in a community.
He has had many posts on the site Document.no, an Islam-critical site that publishes news and commentary.
In one of the posts he states that politics today no longer revolves around socialism against capitalism, but that the fight is between nationalism and internationalism. He expressed clear support for the nationalist mindset.
He also commented on the Swedish news articles, where he makes it clear that he believes the media have failed by not being “NOK” Islam-critical.
There is more in the full article here but the gist is clear: this is a case where blaming Islamist or Jihadist jingoism is about as far from the truth as possible....
"..A police official said the suspect appears to have acted alone in both attacks, and that "it seems like this is not linked to any international terrorist organizations...
A U.S. counterterrorism official said the United States knew of no links to terrorist groups and early indications were the attack was domestic. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was being handled by Norway.
At least two Islamist extremist groups had tried to take credit for the attacks. Many intelligence analysts said they had never heard of Helpers of Global Jihad, which took initial credit. The Kurdish group Ansar al-Islam also took credit on some jihadist websites.
Norway has been grappling with a homegrown terror plot linked to al-Qaida. Two suspects are in jail awaiting charges.
Last week, a Norwegian prosecutor filed terror charges against an Iraqi-born cleric for threatening Norwegian politicians with death if he is deported from the Scandinavian country. The indictment centered on statements that Mullah Krekar —the founder of Ansar al-Islam—made to various news media, including American network NBC.
Terrorism has also been a concern in neighboring Denmark since an uproar over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad six years ago. ...
Norway: The Most Beautiful Country in World
"I haven't been to Norway yet but someday I will move there. Here is a slide show dedicated to the most beautiful country on Earth.
This video shows beautiful scenes of Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Lofoten, Finnmark (my favorite), traditional Norwegian hytte, Trondheim, Hammerfest, Sami (Lapps), Kristiansand and many more.
I spent hours trying to get everything just right like the symbolism, so if you open up you'll find a lot of symbolism. One of them would be that the flag after the mountains shows that Norway is a strong country.
P.S Sorry for the bad quality the file is too big"