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: Norway Victims Similar to Hitler Youth
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."

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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." (Read more Glenn Beck stories.)

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