Breivik, the conspiracy theory and the Oslo massacre provides the background and context of the extreme and aberrant actions of Anders Behring Breivik, perpetrator of a gruesome massacre on 22 July which claimed the lives of seventy-seven people, in two attacks, the first on government buildings in central Oslo, the second on the tiny island of Utøya, thirty-eight kilometres from Oslo.
This Briefing Paper identifies the various elements in the Islamic conspiracy theory that Breivik drew on, its discursive frameworks, its key shapers and followers.
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