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in the Norway bombing and shooting attack reaches 92
Reuters reports in Breivick’s first comment through his lawyer since he was arrested, expressed willingness to explain himself in court at a hearing likely to occur on Monday about extending protective custody related to the Norway bombing and shooting. Police are still searching for Breivick’s victims in Utoya and the prime minister’s office in Oslo.
Police said Breivick gave himself up after admitting to a massacre of mostly young people attending a summer camp of the youth wing of Norway’s ruling Labour Party on an idyllic island. He was also arrested for the bombing of Oslo’s government district that killed seven people hours earlier. Norway’s toughest sentence is 21 years in jail. Whether Norwegian lawmakers will make an exception in Breivick’s case is still open to question.
The suspected right-wing fanatic, 32-year-old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivick, accused of killing at least 92 people in these two separate, brutal acts provided his first public statement through his attorney.
“He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary,” stated Geir Lippestad attorney for Breivick, to media. No additional details are forthcoming at this time.
Breivick hated “cultural marxists [and] wanted a “crusade” against the spread of Islam. He likes guns, weightlifting, web postings, and acquaintances and officials said. The YouTube video website showed Brevik in a Navy Seal-type scuba diving gear pointing an automatic weapon. On one video caption, “Knights Templar 2083”, he wrote Before we can start our crusade we must do our duty by decimating cultural marxism. YouTube deleted his videos.
Police investigated the bombing and shooting incidents to determine whether a second gunman took part in the massacres. The carnage shocked the normally peaceful Norway as the nation mourns victims of the nation’s worst attacks since World War Two. Police said they still seek seeking several missing people: in the worst case scenario, the toll could rise to 98.
A Norwegian website provided a link to a 1,500 page manifesto authenticated by Norwegian media as Brevik’s. His statement reflects his actions: Once you decide to strike, it is better to kill too many than not enough, or you risk reducing the desired ideological impact of the strike. Other excerpts from Brevik’s Mein Kampf, as reported by Foreign Policy, include:
“Our purpose is to seize political and military control of Western European countries and implement a cultural conservative political agenda.” In grim, apocalyptic language, the manifesto advocates attacks on “traitors” across Europe who are supposedly enabling a Muslim takeover of the continent. [W]e should… not exceed (per 2010) aprox. 45,000 dead and 1 million wounded cultural Marxists/multiculturalists in Western Europe. The time for dialogue is over. We gave peace a chance. The time for armed resistance has come.”
Further content includes detailed instructions from making a bomb, raising funds, and physical and mental preparation for a coming three-stage “civil war” between patriotic nationalists and “multiculturalists” who are, wittingly or not, destroying European civilization.
Does Breivick deserve more than Norway’s maximum 21 year sentence for the Norway bombing and shooting? What punishment do you think he deserves?