The Norway attacks killed 77 people and injured 319.
So far, all well and good.
The suspicious part of the ABC report was when the announcer made a point of saying that the Norway attacks were committed by a "self-confessed far-right wing extremist."
The convicted perpetrator of the Norway attacks was Anders Behring Breivik. Wikipedia describes him as having a "far-right militant ideology" which it describes as follows:
In it he lays out his worldview, which includes support for Islamophobia, Zionism. anti-feminism, It also expresses support for far-right groups such as the EDL and paramilitaries such as the Scorpions. It regards Islam and Marxism as the enemy, and argues for the violent annihilation of "Eurabia" and multiculturalism, and the deportation of all Muslims from Europe. Breivik wrote that his main motive for the atrocities was to market this manifesto.The question is: Why is this ideology right wing?
It seems to me that these types of nuts are so extreme that any reference to a standard political spectrum is useless and deceiving. Couldn't Breivik just as easily be described as far left?
In Wikipedia's listing of Far-right politics it says:
Proponents of horseshoe theory interpretation of the left-right spectrum identify the far-left and far-right as having more in common with each other as extremists than each have towards moderate centrists.I tend to agree with horseshoe theory. Follow the link above for a more complete description of it.
So, was ABC's report biased? Or am I just being hypersensitive?