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Cops Eye Breivik's Int’l Links; Glenn Beck Likens Victims to ‘Hitler Youth’

By J.J. Goldberg

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While Norwegian police look into island shooter Anders Breivik’s claims that he has links to two additional “cells,” Interpol is investigating his claim that he is part of an international network dedicated to fighting an Islamic takeover of Europe. He claims he attended an organizing meeting in London. Interpol is taking the claim seriously enough that they’ve asked Scotland Yard for backup personnel to pursue the hunt. The Sydney Morning Herald of Australia reports some important details.

Interpol has asked Scotland Yard for more officers as it trawls through its database of known high-risk extremists, after Breivik boasted to police of links to far-right groups in Britain, including the English Defence League.

British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review of all far-right groups and said the claims of accomplices were being taken seriously. …

Breivik, who has admitted killing 76 people in a car bomb and shooting spree last week, claimed in an internet manifesto that he and other activists had met in London to set up a group called the Knights Templar - named after a military order from the time of the Crusades—to fight a perceived Islamic takeover of Europe. …

London’s Daily Telegraph reported an anonymous senior member of the EDL saying he believed Breivik had met the group’s leaders when he visited Britain to hear right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders. “He is someone who can project himself very well, and I presume there would be those within the EDL who would be quite taken by that” …

The EDL issued a statement condemning the killings, denying links with Breivik and insisting that it was a peaceful body that rejected extremism.

Glenn Beck, meanwhile, compared Breivik’s victims at the Labor Party summer camp to “Hitler Youth.” Read here and listen to the audio on Youtube:


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