Breivik’s political idol ‘Fjordman’ emerges from anonymity
I can’t vouch for the reliability of VG as I know nothing about it other than what’s written in its Wikipedia entry.
I find the idea that Fjordman/Jensen was shocked at being cited as an influence by Breivik a bit difficult to believe. Note that beyond saying the doesn’t want to be associated with Breivik and his “horrible actions”, at no point in the interview does he express any sympathy for the victims (he seems primarily concerned about himself), nor does he indicate that he feels the least bit penitent. Granted, this may not be the full transcript of the interview, but his writings and the company he’s kept all these years speak pretty loudly.
Breivik’s going to be very disappointed by his hero’s description of him.
Emphasis is as it appears in the source article.
(VG Nett) In an exclusive interview with VG, Peder Jensen (36) sheds his alias as the right wing blogger «Fjordman», and talks about his shock at being cited as an influence by terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.
Thursday he was questioned for several hours by Norwegian police about his supposed interaction with Breivik (32).
During the period between 2009 and 2010 he received a handful of emails from Breivik, where he told Jensen that he was working on a book. In one email written towards the end of 2009, he also asked if he could meet his political idol «Fjordman». Jensen refused.
- I don’t know why he wanted to meet me, but I declined. Not because of his extreme views, but because he didn’t seem very interesting - like a vacuum cleaner salesman. «Pie in the sky», I thought to myself when I re-read the emails, says Jensen, again stressing that he never met Breivik personally.
Police sources confirm that Jensen has been questioned as the blogger «Fjordman», and that they are certain of his identity.
Jensen has a masters degree in culture and technology from the University of Oslo, and has studied Arabic at the University of Bergen and the American University in Cairo. In his master’s dissertation he wrote about censorship and blogging in Iran.