Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Galtung says NATO forces in Afghanistan as misguided as Breivik

Johan Galtung, the founder of peace studies (my field), on the the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the anti-Muslim Norwegian militant who massacred 77 people last summer, and the connections to the Afghanistan war:
[Breivik is] quite well-read, he's an intelligent man, autodidact, very hard working, and the nonsense that he was a paranoid schizophrenic, they got rid of, and they have declared him normal. He's politically, I would say, as midguided as anyone could be, but not much more than the Norwegian government killing Afghans in Afghanistan. I do not get very popular in Norway for drawing that parallel, but I stand behind it.  

The rest of his (brief) interview is available below.