Okay, this post may be going totally off the tangent, and far away from the main context of this blog (movies), but I just had to blog about this…and pour my heart out.
I happened to stumble on this recent article on Anders Brevik on Times of India website. If you don’t know who Breivik is — he is the Norway terrorist who shot a whole bunch of innocent people sometime last year, claiming that he was anti-islamic and also against their immigration into Norway.
This is the article that I am referring to on TOI. It was not the article, but the comments section that really shocked me. Just scoot over to the comments section here. As I write this post, I notice that the number of comments have shot up from 60 (when I started writing), to about 111 comments at the moment. That will give you an idea of the amount of activity/interest that this article is drawing.
I was really appalled and shocked by some of the comments here, and it kinda suggests the tragic and volatile times we live in, and the hatred that still persists. I mean —- these are supposedly educated people, who use the internet and are commenting here. Really shameful that so many people seem to be actually supporting this madman—and that too about something like immigration of Islamic people.
I have highlighted some of the comments below. You can read all the comments at the link.
What a crying shame! And in case you are wondering — I am a Hindu.
Coward Indian (India)
32 mins ago (07:17 PM)
I wish I had the courage of Breivik!
40 mins ago (07:09 PM)
We Assamese also need some gutsy guys like this! Se how illegal immigrants from Bangladesh has changed our demography.
44 mins ago (07:05 PM)
This guy is inspirational and very motivating for coward hindus in India. Muslims here are bullying us, raping our girls to convert and we are appeasing them for the sake of secularism defined by some political pot bellied idiots. Just like Shivaji who led to the downfall of mughals in India we need a Brevik to control these fast breeding pests from eating out our precious land and culture.
Rakesh Ahluwalia (Haryana) replies to SSDFFSF
30 mins ago (07:19 PM)
Awestruck at your dumbness. The people who he killed were in favor of liberally allowing Muslim immigration and open to Muslim way of life in Norway. This is same as allowing your mom to replace your dad with a Muslim father for you and asking you to wear monkey cap and read namaz 5 times a day and keep your wife in burqua. Go figure.
Vivek (Mumbai) replies to Xenome
39 mins ago (07:10 PM)
He is against immigration from Islamic countries which is supported by those whom he killed. He is a hero like Nathuram Godse who killed Gandhi.
1 hr ago (06:33 PM)
Mass immigration should be declared as an atrocity on host culture and stopped.
1 hr ago (06:23 PM)
One thing is good. He is an anti-muslim. And to be an anti muslim is very tough.
1 hr ago (06:12 PM)
A hero who will be butchered by a bunch of politically liberals. He loves his country and had the courage to protect his land against muslims. I wish Indians had such patriotism. Go Breivik. The spirit of Charles Martell lives. Indians have a lot to learn from him.
1 hr ago (05:53 PM)
In India he definitely would have been treated as a hero like Afzal Guru, Kasab, Swami Aseemanand, Narendra Modi.