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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

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