Jul 24, 2011 146 Comments ›› Pat Dollard
The full text of “2083: A European Declaration Of Independence” can be read and downloaded here.
Excerpted from the New York Times:
On Saturday, Norway’s TV2, citing police sources, reported that the suspect uploaded a video to YouTube and a 1,500-page manifesto, written in English, to the Norwegian Web site Freak.no just hours before the attacks.
Both the manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence,” and the YouTube video were signed “Andrew Berwick,” an apparent Anglicization of Anders Breivik. Both also make extensive reference to the Crusades and the supposed threats to Christian Europe posed by Muslim immigrants and leftist political leaders.
Kevin Slaughter, an American blogger, posted a copy of the manifesto on Google Docs, and embedded the original video in a post on his blog. The video was removed from YouTube later on Saturday, but copies of it quickly appeared on other Web sites.
This copy of the deeply anti-Islam, anti-Marxist video was downloaded from YouTube and posted on TwitVid by Leah McElrath, who writes on Twitter as @alphaleah.