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An extensive online manifesto by Anders Behring Breivik criticises Pope Benedict for defending the rights of immigrants, especially Muslims, reports the Catholic News Agency.
In his manifesto, 2083 - European Declaration of Independence, Breivik calls the pontiff "God's Rottweiler", and accuses him of "embodying elements of the sensible and the silly Christian ways of treating the Islamic threat".
"Although Benedict has stressed the need for 'reciprocity' in Christian-Muslim relations and urged Islamic countries to ensure religious rights for Christian migrants, he has also said that Christians should continue welcoming Muslim immigrants with open arms," Brievik wrote.
Massimo Introvigne, a sociologist and representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, recently spoke with Vatican Radio and responded to reports labeling Breivik as a fundamentalist Christian.
Introvigne said it was ironic that Breivik's book was posted online by a minister of the "Church of Satan," which is legally recognized in Norway.
He added that Breivik, who was baptised in the Lutheran Church of Norway, is not a fundamentalist Christian, but rather a 'cultural Christian' who uses the Christian heritage of Europe as a pretext for attacking Islam."
Norway terrorist suspect denounces Benedict XVI in online manifesto (Catholic News Agency)
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