Glenn Beck: Norway Victims Just Like Hitler Youth
Compares youth camp to notorious Nazi wing
By Tim Karan, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2011 5:34 PM CDT
Glenn Beck compared the victims of last week's massacre at a Norwegian camp to Hitler youth.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

(Newser) – Glenn Beck has prompted outrage yet again, this time for comparing teenage victims of the Norway shooting rampage to Hitler youth. The right-wing radio host said the Labor Party's camp on Utoya Island—where 68 people were shot last week—is eerily similar to the Nazis' juvenile branch, reports the Telegraph. "There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth," said Beck on his radio show. "I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."

A former press secretary to Norway's prime minister called the comment "a new low" for Beck. "Young political activists have gathered at Utoya for over 60 years to learn about and be part of democracy, the very opposite of what the Hitler youth was about," said the former secretary. "Glenn Beck's comments are ignorant, incorrect, and extremely hurtful."

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barb123
Jul 28, 2011 12:58 PM CDT
As an American born, with grand parents from Norway, Iam appalled and ashamed with what Glenn Beck said my only feeling is to get even with him and boycott his sponsors and Fox Radio and Fox news. This man is not sane enough to be allowed to speak in public. Those poor families of the victims, my heart goes out to them. God bless you and boycott the sponsors and let them know how you feel.
Count-Spatula
Jul 26, 2011 7:51 PM CDT
The victims of the rightwing Christian Norway shooter are like Hitler Youth? Oh Glenn! You remind me of that quote: "The only good Mormon is a dead Mormon."
plain_speaking
Jul 26, 2011 6:25 PM CDT
This guy will say ANYTHING to get attention. Next it will be about his alien abduction.....(the aliens kept him for some time...they could understand how a human could operate without a heart or brain)...PS..There are "Tea Party" summer camps for children.....