Norway: Breivik inspired by secret British anti-Islamic network
Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reports that Anders Behring Breivik told police investigators he was inspired by a secret anti-Islamic network called the Four Freedoms Community (FFC). FFC is run by British businessman Alan Lake, who preaches his messages through person contact, business cards, and secret meetings in two churches in London.
Dagbladet repeatedly tried to contact Lake without response. In an interview with Dagbladet in December, Lake denied he was the English mentor Breivik described in his manifest.
According to police interrogations following the Norwegian terror attack, the organization's 'inner circle' meets in two churches to discuss the war against Islam. One participant said Alan Lake's agenda was to mold those present by brainwashing them. Another said that Lake urged participants to lie to the media and police.
One participant contacted by Dagbladet said that Lake presented 12 defense and attack mechanism he wanted anti-Islamists to use in debates.
Breivik said in his interrogation that he used FFC's site as an inspirational source when he wrote his manifest. The site was very interesting and he still remembers it very well. According to Breivik, FFC stands for most of the same things as his organization - Knights Templar, particularly regarding FFC's anti-Islamic attitudes and support for 'indigenous rights'. Breivik also told police he was answering evasively because he might be holding back information on the FFC.
Breivik was the theme of at least one of the organization's meetings. One eyewitness told Dagbladet the Lake said: "Finally the chicken have come out to roost" - society is now paying for the mistakes of the past.
Results of the meetings are published on business-cards. One key figure in the extreme Christian community in the UK who said she got such a card agreed to meet Dagbladet in a London suburb. She gave various false addressed and in the end didn't dare speak, but said that the FCC was a 'good alternative to a corrupt society'.
Employees of the two churches told Dagbladet they deal with speaking in tongues and Pentecostal Christianity, a spiritual and aggressive interpretations of the religion. The employees said they rent out the rooms to whomever is interest, but didn't want to talk of specific contracts.
According to the British media, Alan Lake made his fortune in banking and IT.
Dagbladet tried reaching him by phone, sms, email and at his apartment in one of London's most expensive districts. Lake shut off his phone and kept it off for several day. According to a close friend, he had gone underground.
After repeated attempts to reach Lake, Dagbladet's reporter got the following SMS (in English):
«Why do you support the killing of gays, honour killings, female genital mutilations, attacks on Jews and non-Muslims, rape of youngsters, and several more atrocities committed by Islamofascists? Why do you support Islamist enablers and radical left wing liberals, who care nothing for human rights and instead focus their hate on those who are tryning to protect civilization from these horrors? What kind of coward are you? Are you being paid by Islamists and their enablers to do their dirty work for them? Shame on you!»
The message was apparently sent via Internet and Dagbladet couldn't find out who the sender was.