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ElPais.com: Una granja idílica para hacer bombas
Arild Tangen es uno de los "tres o cuatro" taxistas de Rena. Prestando la atención justa a los meandros de la carretera regional que lleva a la granja de Breivik, contaba ayer cómo lo recogió de allí la víspera del doble atentado. Relató un par de anécdotas sobre su "ropa de calidad" y su "amable trato". No parecía nervioso ni asustado, según Tangen, que añade "el muy bastardo". A Tangen, que es un tipo alto y rubio de 40 años, le contraría que Breivik matara "a jóvenes blancos y noruegos". Si tanto odiaba a los musulmanes, "que hubiera matado a jóvenes musulmanes o negros". Tangen es uno de los 614.717 noruegos (el 23% del censo) que votaron hace dos años al Partido del Progreso (FRP), la misma formación de derecha populista de la que Breivik formó parte entre 1999 y 2007. El partido antimusulmán y xenófobo es la segunda fuerza política del país.
An idyllic farm to make bombs
Arild Tangen is one of the "three of four" taxi drivers in Rena. Paying just the right amount of attention to the meandering regional road leading to Breivik's farm, he spoke yesterday of how he picked him up on the eve of the attack. He told a couple of anecdotes about his "quality clothing" and his "agreeable demeanor". He didn't seem nervous or afraid, according to Tangen, who adds "the bastard!". Tangen, a tall and blond 40-year-old guy, is upset that Breivik killed "white Norwegian youths". If he so hated muslims, "he should have killed muslims of blacks". Tangen is one of the 614,717 Norwegians (23% of registered voters) who voted two years ago for the Progress Party (FRP), the same populist right-wing group that Breivik belonged to between 1999 and 2007. The anti-muslim and xenophobic party is the second political party in the country.
And this, my friends, is why we're pretty much fucked.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 25th, 2011 at 08:09:11 AM EST
Unless...they use this tragedy to ban all far right parties that are actually lately getting their way to European parliaments...or can I dream about it?
On the other hand even if they dare to do it it would kill democracy as we know it...How that saying goes : I do not agree with you but I will do anything for your right to say your opinion " or something like that...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Mon Jul 25th, 2011 at 09:57:41 AM EST
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Can you ban the 2nd largest party in parliament?

And, what do you do with the "mainstream" "centre-right"? (so-called, by the standards of 30 years ago, today's centre-right is far right and today's social democrats are centre-right)

Basically, blaming "multiculturalism" for the ills of our societies is a mainstream position, almost a central plank of mainstream conservatism. Along with anthropogenic climate change denial and "Europe is a Christian Land".

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 25th, 2011 at 10:06:05 AM EST
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Shorter Arild Tangen: The bastard's spoiled things for the rest of us.

Which is also the line coming out of Breivik's favourite American blogs (h/t Making Light).

by Gag Halfrunt on Tue Jul 26th, 2011 at 05:21:18 AM EST
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