Killer Breivik: I Acted Out Of Goodness: Day 2





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Published on Apr 17, 2012

The Norwegian far-right activist who killed 77 people last year has told a court that he was fighting a battle against multi-culturalism and acted out of "goodness, not evil".

Reading from a 13-page document that he wrote in custody, Anders Behring Breivik defended his massacre and called it the most "spectacular attack by a nationalist militant since World War Two".

He said he would repeat his actions again, if he could.

"Yes, I would do it again," he said, adding that life in prison or dying for "his people" would be "the biggest honour".

The 33-year-old lashed out at the Norwegian and other European governments for embracing immigration and multi-culturalism and claimed he was a "second-rate citizen".

He said the aim of the killings was for "racial purity" and to "change the direction of multi-cultural drift to avoid greater confrontation and civil war".

He claimed the only way he could "protect the white native Norwegian" was through violence.

"People will understand me one day and see that multi-culturalism has failed. If I am right, how can what I did be illegal?" he said.

During cross examination, Breivik claimed to be the "cell commander" of an anti-communist and anti-Islamic militant group called the Knights Templar, adding he was "one of three one-man cells" in Norway.

Prosecutors have said the group does not exist.

He also claimed he was on a "suicide mission" and "didn't expect to survive the day" of the attacks.

During his testimony, which was expected to last 30 minutes but overran by an hour, there were numerous interruptions by the judge who asked Breivik to moderate his language and curtail the length of his address.

There were also several people in the Oslo courtroom who were seen yawning.

Robert Nisbet, who is at the court, said: "It was a rambling speech.

"He delved into history he made references to World War Two, Tibet and Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech, and a lot of it didn't make sense."

Journalist Trygve Sorvaag, who is tweeting inside the court for Sky News, said: "For many people, it was very surprising to hear how soft, almost nasal, his voice was. He didn't appear dangerous in any way.

"It was very hard to see that this softly spoken man is actually the person who murdered 77 people."


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