The terror attacks in Norway were unconscionable and horrific. They were also not unexpected.
When Anders Behring Breivik decided to take matters into his own hands, he obviously crossed the line from sane political protest and moved into the area of unreasonable action, and in doing so, caused massive damage to the message he was attempting to convey.
Unfortunate, as some - but certainly not all - of his points were valid.
By no means am I defending this man as there is no defense for him or his actions. The killing of innocents is inexcusable, no matter the socio-political agenda. There are many ways for one to express their political beliefs; many ways to protest and speak out against what one considers wrong without resorting to murder.
But as unjustifiable his method, it is not surprising that the terror attack happened. It was only a matter of time.
Since the terror attacks of 9/11, more than 17,000 acts of terror have been committed by radical Islamic groups. Home-grown terrorist cells have been identified in virtually every nation in the free world, emboldened by years of politically-correct brainwashing and a complicit mass media that bends every which way to avoid acknowledging the ever-present danger that we face from Islamic groups on our own soil.
Norway, like Canada, the U.S., England, and other Western nations, have various forms of multiculturalism which has led to weak borders and wide-open immigration/refugee policies. It has become common to hear of arrests in our cities of groups of 'radicalized' Muslims. It's now a passing footnote on the news page for a local Imam to call for 'jihad' in North American and European mosques.
It's like watching a car crash in slow motion. You see the driver, you see the wall. All of your warnings are ignored and you are mocked and discredited. Meanwhile, the car continues unabated towards certain destruction.
Our habitually leftwing media outlets, long hoping for an incident like this, have gone out of their way to distort the truth. The CBC, Canada's government-owned national broadcaster, must be paying their announcers a commission on the number of times they refer to Breivik as a 'fundamentalist Christian' - an allegation refuted by Breivik himself in his manifesto.
One would not expect any different from the anti-right, pro-Islamic CBC. They are almost giddy over being able to report a terror attack not done by Muslims.
So what we have is the perfect storm. Years of naivety and ignorance by our politicians, complicity by our media, and a Western world afflicted by the politically-correct syndrome where Muslims have special rights under law and our schools teach 'tolerance' by allowing Muslims special prayer services while eliminating all references to Christianity.
It seems inevitable that someone, somewhere would snap.
The problem now is that anyone who raises these issues, anyone who warns of the very real threat to our society from 'honor killings', sharia law, and the Islamic directive to convert or kill non-believers, will be unavoidably linked to Breivik.
His actions have harmed those who speak out against radical Islam and given the left a bone to chew on. He has made it more difficult than normal for those who rightfully speak out against the growing Islamization of our culture, like Pamela Geller and Geert Wilders, to be heard.
Whether or not Breivik's claim to know of two other Norway-based cells is true is irrelevant. One can assume that, no matter if Breivik knows of them or not, they do exist. As we continue to willingly sacrifice our sovereignty and way of life to the flawed theory of multiculturalism, as our decision-makers continue to look the other way and ignore the very real threat posed by radical Islam, another anti-Muslim terror attack seems likely.