First the Nightmare, Then the News - NYTimes.com
This distance, the turning away from society, has made him uncorrectable. The biblical account of Cain and Abel says: “So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, lift up, and if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door.’ ” To turn away — which is not just not seeing but also not being seen — is dangerous: in that space, sin gathers. For Breivik, the victims were nobodies, with one exception: on Utoya one of the children turned around, looked straight at him, and said that he should not kill him — and Breivik did not kill him. The victim was no longer nobody but somebody.