We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn with all our strength the mass killing of at least 92 people (including at least 85 youth) and wounding of many others in Norway last Friday. We convey most heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, to the organizations of the victims and the Norwegian people.
A blond blue-eyed Norwegian right winger by the name of Anders Behring Breivik, who reportedly takes pride in describing himself as an anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant Christian conservative, has been apprehended by the police as prime suspect in the horrendous crimes of exploding a bomb at the center of Oslo and shooting to death scores of young people at the youth camp on the small island of Utoya near Oslo.
These crimes manifest the ultra-reactionary currents of hatred generated by the ideologues, publicists and demagogues of the monopoly bourgeoisie and financial oligarchy to conceal the roots of the ever worsening crisis of global capitalism and to put the blame for the crisis on the progressive forces, the working people, the immigrants, the underdeveloped countries and foreign cultures.
The biggest and worst forms of terrorism in the world today do not come from believers of Islam or even such notorious organizations as the Al Qaida but from the imperialist powers that whip up chauvinism, racism, religious bigotry and fascism, oppress and exploit the billions of working people and launch wars of aggression to kill people in hundreds of thousands and millions.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
International League of Peoples’ Struggle