An anti-Islamic man is charged for the terrorism in Norway:
By Johan Ahlander and Victoria Klesty
OSLO | Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:24am EDT
(Reuters) – The Norwegian charged with going on a killing spree in which at least 91 people died is a former member of a populist anti-immigration party who wrote blogs attacking multiculturalism and Islam.
The suspect, detained after 84 people were gunned down at a youth camp and another 7 killed in a bomb attack on Friday, has been identified by Norwegian media as Anders Behring Breivik.
Website entries under Breivik’s name criticized European policies of trying to accommodate the cultures of different ethic groups, and claimed a significant minority of young British Moslems back radical Islamic militancy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/23/us-norway-killer-idUSTRE76M1P420110723
[Update: 10:30 a.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. Oslo] The total death toll from Friday’s attacks has risen to 92 (85 from the shootings on Utoya Island, seven from the Oslo bombing), Norwegian police said. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/23/norway-attacks-latest-developments/
The man charged with killing at least 91 people, Anders Behring Breivik, appears to be a home-grown extremist whose deadly actions were directed at the ruling Labour Party.
As I posted earlier today, there seems to be some hypocrisy in Canada’s accommodations of Islam compared to how it is treating its more traditional Protestant and Catholic faiths. Perhaps that also was occurring in Norway. Now, even if so, that in no way justifies terrorism. It is sad that some misunderstand scripture and kill in the name of religion or politics.
Notice some of what Jesus said:
2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. (John 16:2-3)
While I do not know if any members of any COG were killed, I do not believe that the bomber/shooter was doing God a service. The terrorist/s obviously have not truly known the Father or Jesus Christ (no matter what religion he or they may claim). After Jesus returns, there will be an end to all this type of suffering:
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:3-4)
God’s Kingdom will change this world.
If currently Anders Behring Breivik is responsible for the bombing and/or shooting in Norway, he needs to apologize, try to assist the Norwegians, and repent. While I have seen many news reports calling Anders Breivik a right-wing extremist, perhaps I should mention that even the head of Germany considers that multiculturalism is a failure (see Germany’s Merkel: Multiculturalism a Total Failure), but as she has demonstrated, one does not have to commit terrorism because of such beliefs.
My prayers continue to go out the families of the affected Norwegians.
Some articles of possibly related interest my included the following:
Military Service and the Churches of God: Do Real Christians Participate in Carnal Warfare? Here are current and historical perspectives on a matter which show the beliefs of the true church on military participation. Is war proper for Christians?
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Who is Norway? Who is Sweden? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Are You Saved? Do You Love Jesus? What is a True Christian? What is the Gospel? Evangelist Richard Ames answers those important questions.