Another of my friends, Salim Mansur was mentioned by the monster. Like my friend Bruce Bawer, Salim is a quiet gentle, thoughtful man who would never hurt or in any way encourage violence. The monster is delusional.
On Monday morning, following the Friday rampage by the mass murderer Anders Breivik in Oslo, Norway, I was informed by a reporter from the Canadian Press about my name, besides those of a few other Canadians, appearing in his manifesto.
Needless to say, I was momentarily taken aback with this bizarre information.
Colin Perkel, the reporter, wanted my reaction to this piece of news of whatever questionable value.
Following my exchange with Perkel, I received phone calls and e-mails from reporters across the country wanting to take note of my reaction on learning a mass murderer took note of my writings, and quoted passages from one of my papers published in an American journal.
I eventually took a cursory look at Breivik’s manifesto titled A European Declaration of Independence, courtesy of the link Perkel kindly sent me after we had spoken.
This is a massive document of some 1,518 pages filled with musings and ramblings of a troubled mind feeding his demons.
In it, Breivik fantasizes his role as some knight of an ancient order dedicated to preserving an imagined Europe — Christian and racially white — cleansed of alien cultures and mixed races, in particular Islam and Muslims.
Also listen to Salim on the Rob Breakinridge Show here