This 2009 rally in Oslo was attended
by Breivik's heroine, Pamela Geller. On Saturday I posted
about the comments Breivik made on Geller's Atlas Shrugs website. There is a fuller analysis on the impact of the Tea Party on Breivik's thinking here
. It turns out that Breivik also references Geller's Atlas Shrugs blog and a related hate filled website, The Gates of Vienna, in his tedious anti-muslim manifesto.
It is therefore highly likely that Breivik would have noted Geller's visit to Norway and gone to hear her. The occasion was a rally in support of Israel's Gaza massacre of over 1,900 Palestinians in Operation Cast Lead. It would be a fruitful line of inquiry for the police to investigate why Geller decided to go all the way from Tennessee to Oslo for such a small rally (the majority of people in that photo, those across the road, are demonstrating against the rally). Who invited the hate preacher? Why? And did she meet Breivik in person?
It is worth noting that the English Defence League, supported by both Geller and Breivik, also held pro-massace rallies at this time. This
is Geller on the EDL: