We may think them an ocean apart, but the Norway shooter has a lot in common with a man here in Texas. It's this week's "Uncut" commentary.
My perfect solution would be to have Anders Breivik, the Norwegian slaughterer of children, forced to share a lifetime prison cell with Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter.
Both men absolutely committed to cleansing the world of growing ungodliness, and they expected praise for their actions.
Breivik thought his praise would come in this life from fellow Norwegians. Hasan believed his would come in the after life from the "72 virgins" he believes await him at death.
People hesitate to call them terrorists, murderers seemed enough.
But, like Osama Bin Laden and Timothy McVeigh, Breivik and Hasan killed to shock and frighten the rest of us into following their lead. So, they're terrorists, not crazy like may be the case of the man who attacked Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Hasan and Breivik followed the same general hate-filled credo. If they had met, they likely would have desired to kill one another in a heart beat..
Hasan wore all white during the Fort Hood shooting. It was his special martyrdom uniform.
Breivik has also been pictured in uniform. He was no Marine, and his uniform, medals and patches were likely a costume bought at a store. He wore one shoulder patch that was a phony permit to hunt for multicultural traitors.
They are just alike, these men, with eyes clear, committed and vacant.
They could be lifetime roommates, if not here, maybe in the hereafter.
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