(Libra Bunda)WORCESTER TELEGRAM GAZETTE: BOSTON — A senior at a Roman Catholic college in Massachusetts who has written letters of support to a Norwegian mass murder suspect will not be on campus “for the foreseeable future,” according to school officials.
Officials at Assumption College in Worcester wouldn’t say Friday whether student Kevin Forts would graduate in May. Renee Buisson, the school’s public affairs director, released a statement saying that Forts has a right to express personal opinions as a U.S. citizen, but that his conduct was “under administrative review.”
The review includes the English major’s comments to a Norwegian news outlet in support of Anders Breivik, as well as an arrest for an alleged assault on campus this year.
Breivik is standing trial in Norway in a shooting and bombing massacre in July that killed 77 people, including children. He confessed but rejects guilt by claiming he was trying to protect Norway and Europe by targeting political forces he says opened the country to immigration. He has said an anti-Muslim network he is part of will lead a revolt with the aim of deporting Muslims.
An English-language video interview on the website of VG Nett shows Forts defending Breivik’s actions. Forts called the deaths of the children “a necessary political sacrifice that is not necessary again.” Forts said people need to look at Breivik’s political platform, “rather than his atrocious actions.”
The student also called Breivik a patriot whose act “demonstrates a sense of nationalism and a moral conscience.” » | The Associated Press | Friday, April 20, 2012
I don’t agree, but if we are going to shake hands with terrorists like the Palestinians then shouldn’t we be consistent? What makes Breivik different?