It is clear that there is concrete information that a public hearing with the suspect present could quickly lead to an extraordinary and very difficult situation in terms of the investigation and security.Judge Kim Heer • Explaining why he chose not to allow the hearing for Norway suspect Anders Behring Breivik to be publicized. To put it simply, we’re 100% behind this idea. Breivik basically did what he did to promote his controversial views, and by closing off the hearing, you prevent those views from getting a voice that carries further. That’s why he wanted to speak in public. He wanted the world to hear what he had to say. A good move on the Norwegian judge’s part all around. source (via • follow)
abandonedsandals says: Do you have anywhere you describe how you're making the "Tumbl-zine"? It's very interesting. Can it be done straight though Tumblr or are you using another software program? (Beyond HTML coding, I don't have access to many other development programs).
» SFB says: The process we use to make the Tumbl-zine format is through InDesign. I have a newspaper design background so it’s a tool I’m very comfortable with and have used for a number of years. I’m also very comfortable with the format and look of the site as I’ve been working in the basic framework for two and a half years now. It’s actually pretty much the same kind of process you’d use to do print magazine or newspaper layout, but with the only difference being that you export straight to high-resolution JPG format (oh, and content-wise, I’m pulling from a bajillion sources all at once). One of the biggest timesucks of newspaper design is that you have to format and tone photos for that format — which takes time. With this format, I don’t have to worry about stuff like that and can update on the fly. It’s very useful — and it has the effect of creating a document with a little more heft to it than an average SFB article. I’m going to update the Norway one now, actually. — Ernie @ SFB
“I am a supporter of a monocultural Christian Europe.”
Suspected Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik, in a 1,500 page online manifesto and diary posted to the website Scribd prior to two terrorist attacks in Norway on Friday. Breivik has been arrested in connection with a fertilizer bomb explosion in Oslo and the mass shooting of youth on the island of Utoya; both incidents killed over 90 people.
In his part-manifesto, part-diary, Breivik (who signed his name as Andrew Berwick of London on some pages) details how he made his fertilizer bomb and how he covered up his activities as a geofarmer. Breivik also published a 40-day diary of his actions, with the final entry signed July 22, the day of the twin terror attacks in Norway.
In other parts, Breivik spoke about his family and friends, and in a question-and-answer session with himself, pledged allegiance to fellow Christian fundamentalists in the United States.
Police confirmed the authenticity of the manifesto and a 12-minute video since removed from YouTube on Saturday.
solutionsbecomeproblems says: Can we talk (or make a post), for a moment, about how most of the West's mainstream media initially suggested that the attacks in Oslo were orchestrated by an Islamic group. And I'm talking about CNN, FOX, BBC, etc. I mean, yes, some Islamic groups *claimed* they were behind this awful attack. But the media's immediate tendency to talk about militant Islamism in relation to this tragedy is so careless. It almost seems like they're adding fuel to *a* fire.
» SFB says: We completely agree — everything that needs to be said here. Remember: The media too quick of a judge at times — see the case of Richard Jewell if you need a reminder of this. — Ernie @ SFB
From The Telegraph: Footage of the arrest of a second person in the Norwegian attacks. The man arrested in the video was carrying a knife outside of an Oslo hotel where Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was visiting survivors of yesterday’s shooting. He didn’t get close; he was merely outside of the hotel, and reportedly had a smile on his face when he was put in a police car. (For the latest, please check our Norway tag.)
First video from Utoya Island following a massacre that left several dozen dead in Norway on Friday. The video appears to show several deceased victims, who were likely shot at as they attempted to flee the island as reports have indicated. [YouTube]
This footage is chilling, though not especially graphic. Please use caution when watching.