On August 3, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik warned the government that there were clandestine cells in the country poised to strike. He was prepared to reveal their identity only under certain strict circumstances. First of all, he demanded a new government in Norway. Then, for himself, a position as commander and chief of the military. At the same time, he demanded a Japanese psychiatrist evaluate his mental status: since the culture of Japan is relatively uniform, perhaps a Japanese therapist could relate to his resistance to the multiculturalism he saw infecting his country.
Police described Breivik as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist. Just as radical Islam could spawn that brand of fanaticism in its adherents to sacrifice even their own lives, so the defensive and self-righteous elements that lie at the corners of Christian fundamentalism gave a perverted type of moral justification to the bombing and massacre that claimed seventy-seven lives, most at a youth camponly a couple of weeks before, on July 22nd, 2011, on the small island of Utøya in Tyrifjorden, Buskerud.
The movement against multiculturalism is active throughout the world. The media reports that the Slavic Union, a large Russian neo-Nazi group, is hailing Breivik as a hero. In October of the previous year, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the “complete failure” of “Multikulti”, decrying the eroding effects of ignorant immigrants on German Christian values and urging the adopting of the German language and the melding into German culture.
Much of Europe’s anti-immigrant sentiment is directed at Muslim immigrants. Echoes of a similar anti-immigrant extremism are reflected in the actions of some American politicians against Mexican and other Latin American immigrants, as reactive lawmakers curry the favour of their constituencies.