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Glen Beck’s Disturbing Comments Link The Norwegian Shooting Victims To Hitler Youth
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Glen Beck’s Disturbing Comments Link the Norwegian Shooting Victims to Hitler Youth

Glen Beck has been one that is always ready to let fly with a controversial statement or two. It would be possible, say some of this hugest detractors, to fill an entire book with his most repugnant quotes. He has denigrated the victims of Hurricane Katrina. He has called the President of the United States a racist and then mocked his young daughter. He has even launched a personal attack on the daughter of John McCain after she appeared in a public service announced for cancer awareness.

Despite losing his high rated show on Fox News, Beck has managed to garner international headlines for himself when he compared the youth camp on Utoya Island to the Hitler youth and asked who really would have a camp for kids that is all about politics? His quote also called the camp, which has been open for over sixty years, “disturbing”.

Many have defended the camp saying that it is a place to both learn about and be part of democracy for the youth. No matter why they were there, 68 of them have died on that island, shot by a mad man who according to his lawyer is both insane and may possibly have been on drugs the day of the rampage. At least one hundred others are reported to have suffered various injuries.

Beck, who has made a career out of controversial diatribes on a variety of topics may have made his comments without thinking them out, which he often has been accused of. Critics have been quick to point out that while Beck is comparing this camp with the Hitler indoctrination camps, his own group, the 9/12 Project often gets the same criticism. That group also has summer “vacation liberty schools” that teach children, some as young as eight years old about a number of topics, all pre-approved by the Tea Party. Topics include religion, economics and politics. A number of groups have attacked the camps saying that Beck is using them as well as the 9/11 attacks to teach intolerance and hatred. A number of people have also complained that Beck is exploiting the victims of that attack for monetary gain while he has been quoted on his own show as saying that he wished the families would just “shut up”.

Meanwhile, Anders Behring Breivik refuses to admit his guilt for the actions during last Friday’s attacks, although he does acknowledge that they happened and that he played a role. His lawyer has hinted that a psychiatric evaluation might be necessary and that his client may have had other “problems” that caused him to snap.

Jens Breivik, the father of the 32 year old shooter, has acknowledged that he has not had any contact with his son since he was 16, but was quoted as saying that he wished Anders would have just killed himself as well.


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