Mass-Murderer Breivik Writes Neo-Nazi Zschäpe (Intelligence Ties?)
Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik has written a letter to Beate Zschäpe, the last surviving member of Germany’s neo-Nazi terrorist cell the National Socialist Underground. In the text obtained by SPIEGEL, Breivik praises Zschäpe for her alleged crimes and says she should be "extremely proud."
Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who is serving a maximum sentence for the murder of 77 people in premeditated attacks that devastated Norway in July 2011, is interested in establishing contact Germany’s most famous neo-Nazi. SPIEGEL has learned that he sent a letter to Beate Zschäpe, the only surviving member of the German neo-Nazi terrorist group known as the National Socialist Underground (NSU).
Zschäpe, who stands accused of acting as an accessory to murder on 10 counts, currently awaits trial in police custody at a prison in Cologne. That is where Breivik addressed his letter to Zschäpe on May 7, offering his support for what he called their common cause.
The three-page letter, intercepted by authorities before it reached the addressee, has been obtained by SPIEGEL. (Editor’s note: all quotations, including errors, are as they appear in the letter.) "Dear sister Beate!" it begins. "I hope you are fluent in English. If not, I hope you would be willing to learn it." But 33-year-old Breivik soon dispenses with small talk, addressing what he perceives to be Zschäpe’s political motives.
"If you end up being convicted due to overwhelming evidence then you might reach a point where you may flag your political motives," he writes. At that point, 37-year-old Zschäpe could potentially use her trial as a propaganda platform, he suggests. "If it is clear that you are indeed a militant nationalist that chose to contribute this way than you will be regarded in a lot of peoples eyes as a courageous nationalist resistance hero who did everything you could and sacrificed everything to stop multiculturalism and the Islamisation of Germany."
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Still, Breivik notes that he would have taken a different approach. He writes that attacking the "elites" is more effective than going after "minorities," though both inflict "damage on the multiculturalist experiment." Breivik implies that his attacks, which targeted the Norwegian government quarter in Oslo with a car bomb and a youth summer camp hosted by the country’s center-left Labor Party, targeted the elite. By contrast, the NSU is suspected of murdering nine mostly small business owners of Turkish and Greek descent, as well as a policewoman, in addition to staging two bomb attacks and 15 armed robberies over the past 12 years.
While their approaches may have differed, Breivik indicates that he still feels a special kinship to Zschäpe. "I can only imagine how hard it has been for you, struggling alone, sister," he writes. "We are both among the first rain drops which indicate that there is a massive purifying storm approaching Europe." In the letter, which Breivik uses to frequently reference his own crimes and copious writings, along with song lyrics, he concludes that the two are both "martyrs for the conservative revolution," adding that Zschäpe ought to be "extremely proud" of what she has done.
Beate Zschäpe, shown here, turned herself into police in November 2011 after the other two other members of the National Socialist Underground, Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt, were found dead in a camper following a failed bank robbery. Before turning herself in, Zschäpe allegedly burned the apartment the three had been using as a base in the eastern town of Zwickau.
Read the full article at: spiegel.de
RIC Editor’s Note:
Breivik is writing to Beate Zschäpe.
Last week RedIce highlighted another article involving Beate Zschäpe by Spiegel, "Did German Intelligence Fuel Far-Right Extremism?", in which inappropriate connections between extremist movements and intelligence agencies were questioned.
There are some who speculate that there may have been connections between Breivik (and his ’cause’), and intelligence agencies:
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Now there is a link between Breivik and Zschäpe.