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    ^^^
    the sad thing is, his views are actually shared by many - anti-multiculturalism, the 'muslim threat' in europe, opposition to immigration in general... i mean, replace 'muslim' with mexican and you are basically describing the views of most of the republican party.
    xenophobia is growing in europe and the us. breivik chose an extreme way to express his views (to say the least), but the views themselves are pretty popular.
    a lot of right-wing think tanks spend lots of time fearmongering about how muslims are the 'wrong' type of migrant and what it's doing to europe's genetic and racial reality.
    this little jewel was making the rounds a while ago, and a lot of 'respectable' people were quoting it like the gospel...

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG2IZEzUmA0[/YOUTUBE]

    aren't o'reilly and most of the right-wing idiots always spewing about how the united nations want to be the world's socialist government and how evil they are, and how socialism and multiculturalism are eroding traditional values and how illegals are taking all the jobs? i mean, insert a few knights and old kings and you've got breivik's knights templar video.
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    More scary comments today. There are this many people who think that his behavior 'couldn't have been helped' because of multiculturalism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet296 View Post
    I was doing a little bit of reading on Norway's prisons.
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    I wonder if they want the guy who murdered 93 people to have it this easy?
    He's being sent to Ila prison according to this and not one of the rehabilitative institutions you had mentioned.
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    So not so easy.

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    This exchange seems important:


    ROBERTSON(BBC reporter): The attacks have the whole nation reeling, but the ramifications of the killings and his online ramblings don't stop at Norway's shores. The ripples risk spreading.

    LARS GULE, OSLO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: Not necessarily in Norway. A copycat could emerge anywhere, actually. And that is a real problem, not least because this is what Breivik wants.

    ROBERTSON: Gule tracks right-wing radicals through their online postings. He's never seen anything as dangerous as Breivik's diatribe.

    Thousands in Norway share his anti-Islamic sentiment, he says, and discuss their views in internet chat rooms.

    GULE: The right-wing websites, they provide a greenhouse for extremist ideas, because they become isolated. People who do not share these ideas, they tend to stay away, which means that there is no opposition, there is no contrary argument, so they feed upon themselves.
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    Norway Terrorist Deeply Upset by Sluts



    While Norway reels from a terror attack that left more than 90 people dead, news media scrambles to comprehend why something like this could happen in a peaceful and politically stable Scandinavian democracy.
    One Finnish journalist thinks he knows why Anders Behring Breivik blew up a government building and opened fire on a youth camp: it's because all terrorists need to get laid. Markus Määttänen argues, in his eye-rollingly dumb and tone deaf op-ed, (translated from Finnish)
    If [Breivik] had gotten a little sex, and even someone to be a girlfriend of (his), they would never turn out massacres in the first place. Sex and the lack of it is central force to keep young men going. If young men miss the sexual activity, the mind starts to fill with these obsession of growing suffering of own awful existence to wider scale on surrounding society.
    Ah, yes. The unfortunately common viewpoint- that if only women would sleep with them, terrorists wouldn't blow people and things up (oh, women, put aside your needs and desires and think about the people and things!). But before you all prepare to turn your vaginas into an unstoppable kamikaze fleet against terror and take one for the team by dating a dude who you think might one day make a car bomb, the meandering 1500 page manifesto purported to be written by the Norwegian terror suspect himself disproves that theory. It wasn't too little sex that was causing him grief; it was a breakdown of sexual morals resulting in everyone having too much sex.
    Alleged attacker Anders Behring Breivik writes,
    Approximately 50% of my female friends end up under the definition/category; promiscuous (female sluts) as they have engaged in sexual activity with more than 20 partners.
    A majority of them have been infected with one or more sexually transmitted diseases – so called STDs such as herpes, chlamydia etc. A promiscuous lifestyle is glorified by the media through series such as Sex and the City and artists such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and a multitude of other much nastier artists. The boundaries are gradually deteriorating as this development is allowed to continue."
    Twenty partners? Perish the thought.
    He laments the spread of STD's among his female relatives, including his sister (who has had sex with approximately 15 Chippendales strippers, according to the oddly specific manifesto) and mother. Freud would have a field day with this guy.
    His slutty male friends also caused him a great deal of grief.
    Although I have had a change of mentality a majority of my friends have not. My stepfather Tore, one of my best friends Marius and my more distant friends Kristoffer, Sturla and Ronny are all living manifestations of the complete breakdown of sexual moral. All five have had more than 300 sexual partners (two of them more than 700) and I know for a fact that three of them have one or more STDs (probably all of them). I have several other promiscuous (slut) friends and I could list at least 30 male and females in my social environment if I wanted to. I don't blame them personally and it has absolutely nothing to do with envy. I could easily have chosen the same path if I wanted to, due to my looks, status, resourcefulness and charm.
    Breivik believes that part of the moral breakdown of recent years can be blamed on women gaining too much power.
    Females have a significantly higher proportion of erotic capital than males due to biological differences (men have significantly more prevalent sexual urges than females and are thus easily manipulated). The female manipulation of males has been institutionalised during the last decades and is a partial cause of the feminisation of men in Europe. This highly underestimated factor has contributed to the creation and rise of the matriarchal systems which are now dominating Western European countries. European women, in light of the feminist revolution, are now considerably more influential than men due to the sum of all forms of capital.
    As such, he yearns for a return to the morals of the 1950's, outlawing of birth control and abortion in an attempt to increase the white birth rate. Men should be the heads of the household, because, in Breivik's view, they are the best at making decisions (unless they are having too much or too little sex, or some lady is using her lady-powers to manipulate them into doing otherwise, or if people are being distractingly promiscuous in general).
    Women are too powerful, everyone's too slutty, let's go back to the 1950's and take away the birth control and abortions and kick the Muslims out. Reading the Norway terrorist's manifesto is like being inside a Young Republicans meeting!
    Clearly, Anders Behring Breivik is a special brand of unhinged and his manifesto reads like the autobiography of a Scandinavian Dwight Schrute. However, just like Jared Lee Loughner, George Sodini, and Scott Roeder, unhinged men with guns sure like to glom onto anti-female sentiment to justify their actions.
    Source: Norway Terrorist Deeply Upset by Sluts


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    Anti-immigration ally of Silvio Berlusconi says Breivik had 'some excellent ideas'


    By Nick Pisa

    Last updated at 12:00 PM on 27th July 2011
    A coalition ally of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has provoked outrage after he praised the rantings of Norwegian right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.

    Mario Borghezio, an MEP with the anti-immigration Northern League party, who have campaigned against Muslims and the building of mosques, said Breivik had some 'excellent' ideas.

    Speaking on an Italian radio show he said he agreed with the maniac's 'opposition to Islam and his explicit accusation that Europe has surrendered before putting up a fight against its Islamisation.'




    'Excellent' ideas: Mario Borghezio, an Italian MEP for the anti-immigration Northern League party, left, said he agreed with terrorist mass-murderer Anders Breivik, right, on his views about Muslim immigrants and Islam in Europe

    Though Borghezio added that he did not however agree with the use of extreme violence, or Breivik's anti-Papal views, his comments immediately unleashed a storm of fury with his own party apologising to still grieving Norway.

    Northern League chief Roberto Calderoli said: 'His comments are terrible and completely unqualified and we can only apologise to the families of the victims for the delirium of what he said.'

    The Northern League is a key ally of Berlusconi's ruling right-wing coalition and, although the prime minister did not comment personally, members of his party also rounded on Mr Borghezio.

    Carlo Giovanardi, an MP for the Christian Democratic Party, said: 'Is it too much to ask for our Northern League friends to throw Borghezio out of their party?

    'We have vain hopes he will resign for what he said but that is unlikely to happen.'

    Horror: This picture shows Breivik stalking Utoya island, surrounded by the bodies of his young victims, with one in the water pleading for his life


    Terror: Debris is seen on the street after the car bomb planted by Breivik detonated outside a government building in Oslo

    Today internet forums were ablaze with furious comments against Borghezio with one popular post saying that he 'needs to be locked up in a mental asylum and have the key thrown away.'

    But there were some comments in his favour with some saying he was 'speaking the truth' and calling on the Northern League to 'support him instead of attack him'.


    A new headache: Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is still reeling from national debt problems and a string of high profile scandals

    Borghezio himself was unrepentant and added: 'I said what I said because I have the impression this massacre has a purpose, I don't think this lunatic meant his act to have this outcome.

    'What we should ask ourselves is how can someone who was supposed to have been on a watch list been allowed to go around and do what he did?

    'Christians should not be sacrificial animals - they should be defended.'

    Borghezio has a long history of anti-immigration campaigning - in 2005 he was found guilty of arson, after setting fire to pallets of some migrants sleeping under a bridge in Turin during a vigilante raid.

    The centre-left opposition called for Borghezio to resign from the European Parliament.

    David Sassoli, an MEP with Italy's Democratic Left opposition, said: 'It is a matter of shame for all of us that a representative of the ruling coalition made apologetic remarks about one of the cruelest acts of terrorism.'

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    Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S.
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    The suspect behind the attacks in Norway said he believed multiculturalism to be a threat. Here, mourners at Oslo Cathedral. More Photos »


    The man accused of the killing spree in Norway was deeply influenced by a small group of American bloggers and writers who have warned for years about the threat from Islam, lacing his 1,500-page manifesto with quotations from them, as well as copying multiple passages from the tract of the Unabomber.



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    In the document he posted online, Anders Behring Breivik, who is accused of bombing government buildings and killing scores of young people at a Labor Party camp, showed that he had closely followed the acrimonious American debate over Islam.
    His manifesto, which denounced Norwegian politicians as failing to defend the country from Islamic influence, quoted Robert Spencer, who operates the Jihad Watch Web site, 64 times, and cited other Western writers who shared his view that Muslim immigrants pose a grave danger to Western culture.
    More broadly, the mass killings in Norway, with their echo of the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City by an antigovernment militant, have focused new attention around the world on the subculture of anti-Muslim bloggers and right-wing activists and renewed a debate over the focus of counterterrorism efforts.
    In the United States, critics have asserted that the intense spotlight on the threat from Islamic militants has unfairly vilified Muslim Americans while dangerously playing down the threat of attacks from other domestic radicals. The author of a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremism withdrawn by the department after criticism from conservatives repeated on Sunday his claim that the department had tilted too heavily toward the threat from Islamic militants.
    The revelations about Mr. Breivik’s American influences exploded on the blogs over the weekend, putting Mr. Spencer and other self-described “counterjihad” activists on the defensive, as their critics suggested that their portrayal of Islam as a threat to the West indirectly fostered the crimes in Norway.
    Mr. Spencer wrote on his Web site, jihadwatch.org, that “the blame game” had begun, “as if killing a lot of children aids the defense against the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, or has anything remotely to do with anything we have ever advocated.” He did not mention Mr. Breivik’s voluminous quotations from his writings.
    The Gates of Vienna, a blog that ordinarily keeps up a drumbeat of anti-Islamist news and commentary, closed its pages to comments Sunday “due to the unusual situation in which it has recently found itself.”
    Its operator, who describes himself as a Virginia consultant and uses the pseudonym “Baron Bodissey,” wrote on the site Sunday that “at no time has any part of the Counterjihad advocated violence.”
    The name of that Web site — a reference to the siege of Vienna in 1683 by Muslim fighters who, the blog says in its headnote, “seemed poised to overrun Christian Europe” — was echoed in the title Mr. Breivik chose for his manifesto: “2083: A European Declaration of Independence.” He chose that year, the 400th anniversary of the siege, as the target for the triumph of Christian forces in the European civil war he called for to drive out Islamic influence.
    Marc Sageman, a former C.I.A. officer and a consultant on terrorism, said it would be unfair to attribute Mr. Breivik’s violence to the writers who helped shape his world view. But at the same time, he said the counterjihad writers do argue that the fundamentalist Salafi branch of Islam “is the infrastructure from which Al Qaeda emerged. Well, they and their writings are the infrastructure from which Breivik emerged.”
    “This rhetoric,” he added, “is not cost-free.”
    Dr. Sageman, who is also a forensic psychiatrist, said he saw no overt signs of mental illness in Mr. Breivik’s writings. He said Mr. Breivik bears some resemblance to Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, who also spent years on a manifesto and carried out his mail bombings in part to gain attention for his theories. One obvious difference, Dr. Sageman said, is that Mr. Kaczynski was a loner who spent years in a rustic Montana cabin, while Mr. Breivik appears to have been quite social.
    Mr. Breivik’s declaration did not name Mr. Kaczynski or acknowledge the numerous passages copied from the Unabomber’s 1995 manifesto, in which the Norwegian substituted “multiculturalists” or “cultural Marxists” for Mr. Kaczynski’s “leftists” and made other small wording changes.
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    By contrast, he quoted the American and European counterjihad writers by name, notably Mr. Spencer, author of 10 books, including “Islam Unveiled” and “The Truth About Muhammad.”
    Mr. Breivik frequently cited another blog, Atlas Shrugs, and recommended the Gates of Vienna among Web sites. Pamela Geller, an outspoken critic of Islam who runs Atlas Shrugs, wrote on her blog Sunday that any assertion that she or other antijihad writers bore any responsibility for Mr. Breivik’s actions was “ridiculous.”
    “If anyone incited him to violence, it was Islamic supremacists,” she wrote.
    Mr. Breivik also quoted European blogs and writers with similar themes, notably a Norwegian blogger who writes under the name “Fjordman.” Immigration from Muslim countries to Scandinavia and the rest of Europe has set off a deep political debate across the continent and strengthened a number of right-wing anti-immigrant parties.
    In the United States, the shootings resonated with years of debate at home over the proper focus of counterterrorism.
    Despite the Norway killings, Representative Peter T. King, the New York Republican who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he had no plans to broaden contentious hearings about the radicalization of Muslim Americans and would hold the third one as planned on Wednesday. He said his committee focused on terrorist threats with foreign ties and suggested that the Judiciary Committee might be more appropriate for looking at non-Muslim threats.
    In 2009, when the Department of Homeland Security produced a report, “Rightwing Extremism,” suggesting that the recession and the election of an African-American president might increase the threat from white supremacists, conservatives in Congress strongly objected. Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, quickly withdrew the report and apologized for what she said were its flaws.
    Daryl Johnson, the Department of Homeland Security analyst who was the primary author of the report, said in an interview that after he left the department in 2010, the number of analysts assigned to non-Islamic militancy of all kinds was reduced to two from six. Mr. Johnson, who now runs a private research firm on the domestic terrorist threat, DTAnalytics, said about 30 analysts worked on Islamic radicalism when he was there.
    The killings in Norway “could easily happen here,” he said. The Hutaree, an extremist Christian militia in Michigan accused last year of plotting to kill police officers and planting bombs at their funerals, had an arsenal of weapons larger than all the Muslim plotters charged in the United States since the Sept. 11 attacks combined, he said.
    Homeland Security officials disputed Mr. Johnson’s claim about staffing, saying they pay close attention to all threats, regardless of ideology. And the F.B.I. infiltrated the Hutaree, making arrests before any attack could take place.
    John D. Cohen, principal deputy counterterrorism coordinator at the Department of Homeland Security, said Ms. Napolitano, who visited Oklahoma City last year for the 15th anniversary of the bombing there, had often spoken of the need to assess the risk of violence without regard to politics or religion.
    “What happened in Norway,” Mr. Cohen said, “is a dramatic reminder that in trying to prevent attacks, we cannot focus on a single ideology.”

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    So this Robert Spencer was my religion teacher back in high school. He was an odd duck but a nice man.

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    Italian politicans are all so stupid you can see why Italy can't handle Lampedusa, the fascists in the stadiums and the bias against Sinte etc.

    Obviously no one in Europe wants that the Islamisation is making more steps forward, but killing human beings isn't really an 'excellent idea'. I doubt the monster had other 'ideas' in his manifesto.
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    Re: the muslims in Norway.

    My wife has (christian) Norwegian cousins, one of whom is married to a muslim guy from Morocco. They've been married for about 10 years, and he treats her (the cousin) like a princess.

    My father in law has been visiting them, and the cousin's husband actually went out of his way to take my FIL down to Morocco for a two-week whirlwind tour of the country.

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    I heard about this guy on the radio this morning. What an asshole.

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    "naturally I finished my set" LOL douche

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    English singer Morrissey says what happened in Norway is "nothing compared" to what happens to animals killed for fast-food chains, reports say.

    The 52-year-old vegan, who is a vocal supporter of animals rights, made the remarks to concertgoers at a performance in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday night, the Daily Mirror reported.

    "We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead," he said before starting on his song Meat is Murder. The current death toll for the attacks in Norway last Friday has been revised down to 76.

    "Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried S--- every day," he said.

    The Mirror said the former Smiths frontman had similarly criticised the two fast-food giants two nights before, singing the same hit.

    Morrissey's spokeswoman would not comment on his remarks, telling The Guardian: "There is no more to say on the matter, thank you."

    This isn't the first time Morrissey has courted controversy.

    In September, he said the Chinese were a "sub-species" for their attitude towards animals and animal welfare, during an interview with The Guardian.

    "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a sub-species."

    He also expressed his unhappiness that British Prime Minister David Cameron was a fan of the Smiths as the Conservative leader had hunted stag in the past.

    "I don't think I would," he told a BBC program in April when asked if he would greet Mr Cameron if he came to his dressing room.

    "It's a moral issue. Killing a stag is like killing a child. What's the difference?"

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    lol oh, morrissey...
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    Judge: Norway terror suspect is not insane

    (CNN) -- There is no reason to believe that Norway mass murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik is insane, District Court Judge Torkjel Nesheim said Monday.

    There is also no evidence he had accomplices in the bomb and gun rampage in which he is accused of killing 77 people this summer, the judge said.

    The judge ordered him held in custody for a further 12 weeks, with visits and correspondence controlled by the authorities for the first eight, and a ban on media for the first four.

    More than 500 people packed into a court in Oslo, Norway, to see the suspect's first public appearance, said Irene Ramm, head of press for the Oslo court.

    A woman whose daughter was killed in the massacre said she could not understand "how a human being could do something like that."

    "That's why I had to be here today. I don't understand, so I had to see, had to be here," said the woman, who was identified only as "Carina" on Norway's TV2. "He looked cold, completely cold," she said.

    He was not allowed to deliver a speech he had prepared, the station reported.

    Breivik said he did not recognize the authority of the court on the grounds that he opposes the multi-cultural society it is part of, TV2 said.

    He was stopped on several occasions when he started referring to himself as Commander of the Knights Templar, a title he used in his 1,500-page manifesto, the station reported.

    "I interrupted Breivik during today's hearing because I only wanted to hear him about matters relating to today's hearing," Judge Nesheim said. "This was not the main trial where he gets to explain himself. I did not want to give him the opportunity to use this hearing as a platform for him to express his views."

    Until now, the proceedings for Breivik have been held behind closed doors.

    The hearing was to determine whether to keep Breivik in jail until his trial in the spring. Prosecutors expect it to begin in March or April, the judge said.

    He is accused of killing dozens of people in a bomb attack in Oslo followed by a shooting rampage on nearby Utoya island. Eight people were killed in a bombing in Oslo; 69 young people were killed on Utoya island, in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.

    The young people were attending a Labour Party youth camp. Most of the 700 campers ranged in age from 16-22, with some as young as 13.

    Breivik has pleaded not guilty but admits carrying out the attacks, the judge said.

    "The accused is still suspected on probable cause of criminal acts, as described in the charges. He has admitted the bombing in central Oslo and also the shooting on Utoya. The investigation has also confirmed this," Nesheim said.

    He is described by authorities as a right-wing Christian extremist. The 1,500-page manifesto attributed to Breivik was posted on the Internet and is critical of Muslim immigration and European liberalism.

    Judge: Norway terror suspect is not insane - CNN.com

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    the trial has started today.


    Anders Breivik Trial: Man Accused Of Killing 77 In Norway Massacre Appears In Court

    PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted: 16/04/2012 07:33 Updated: 16/04/2012 11:05











    Anders Breivik made a far-right salute as he arrived at a courtroom to face trial over the the murders of 77 people in Norway last year, and has interrupted proceedings to say that he does not recognise the Norwegian court.
    He told judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen: "I do not recognise the Norwegian courts. You have received your mandate from political parties which support multiculturalism. I do not acknowledge the authority of the court."
    ‪Breivik stood up again to confirm his date of birth and that he was currently in prison. The judge said: "And you are unemployed?"‬



    Breivik sipped water as horrific details of his mass killings were read out in court

    ‪Breivik replied: "That is not correct. I am a writer and I work from prison."‬
    The 33-year-old showed no emotion as the judge read out the names and details of the people he killed in the shooting spree, the youngest of whom was just 14.
    Wearing a dark suit and metallic-coloured tie, he looked down and touched his chin as the gruesome details of their deaths were read out.



    He told the judge: "I do not recognise the Norwegian courts"

    Some of the details of the murders and injuries were so horrific the Norwegian media bleeped them out.
    Overall 102 names, dates of births and details of those Breivik killed and injures were read in court over 30 minutes.
    After hearing the charges, Breivik said ‪it was "self defence," telling the judge: "I acknowledge the acts but I do not plead guilty, I claim that I was doing it in self defence."‬
    The killer looked composed as he was handcuffed and led out of the court for a 20 minute break.



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    Graphic details so horrific that many Norwegian media "bleep" the sound when prosecutor reads the details of how they were killed. #Breivik
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    The prosecutor Svein Holden's opening statement focused on how Breivik was radicalised.
    Holden said the killer claimed to be part of a secret organisation dedicated to removing Islam from Europe and modelled on the medieval Christian military order the Knights Templar. But the prosecutor said in their opinion "no such network exists."
    Police have not been able to substantiate his claims of being in a group and believe he acted alone.
    On Monday the prosecution detailed how Breivik sold fake diplomas on the internet and played the computer game World of Warcraft "extensively" in 2006.


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    During the trial, the court will be shown videos of his attacks so gruesome they will not be broadcast on TV like the rest of the trial.
    One of the survivors of the massacre Jorid Nordmelan, who will hear Breivik testify, said the trial was unprecedented.
    "It's a historical date for Norwegians," she told the BBC. "We never had a trial like this, so we don't know what's going to happen.



    Armed police walk in the street outside the Oslo district courtroom

    "Prosecutors told me they were going to make the opening statements awful, so that people can just feel what he did right there."
    He is due to give evidence for five days, explaining why he set off a bomb in Oslo, killing eight, before gunning down 69 people, mostly teenagers, at a Labour Party youth camp on Utoya island, outside the Norwegian capital.
    Since Breivik has confessed to the July 22 attacks - claiming they were necessary to protect Norway from being taken over by Muslims - the key issue that remains unresolved is his mental health.
    Breivik attempted to justify his views in a 1,500-page manifesto published on the internet before the atrocities.



    The police van with terror charged Anders Behring Breivik leaves the Ila prison in Baerum, Norway

    The carnage caused by Anders Breivik began with a bomb in Oslo.
    Eight people were killed when his device exploded at the high-rise building in Oslo at 3.26pm local time on 22 July last year.
    It left a dust-clogged square covered in twisted metal and shattered glass.
    Police described it as an "Oklahoma city-type" bombing, targeting a government building, perpetrated by a home-grown assailant and using the same mix of fertiliser and fuel that blew up a building in the US in 1995.
    But as police battled to deal with the effects of the bomb, a much more deadly attack was about to begin 20 miles north-west of the capital.



    Prosecutors showed images of Breivik taken from his manifesto. A badge on the uniform read "Marxist Hunter"


    Breivik, dressed as a policeman, drove to a lake outside the capital and took a ferry to the island of Utoya, where hundreds of young people were attending a summer camp organised by the youth wing of the Labour Party.
    At around 4.50pm he opened fire, claiming another 69 lives. It is claimed that he beckoned to his young victims before shooting them one by one.
    Survivors of the shooting spree described hiding and fleeing into the water to escape.
    Police arrived on the island an hour and a half after the gunman first opened fire, because they did not have quick access to a helicopter and could not find a boat to reach the scene just several hundred yards away.
    When the armed officers did locate a boat they overloaded it, causing it to breakdown.
    Breivik surrendered when officers finally reached him on Utoya at 6.35pm.
    Oslo police director Oeystein Maeland said later: "I regret we weren't able to arrest the suspect earlier than we did."
    He went on: "Could police have been faster? The answer is yes.
    "If the boat hadn't been over capacity, police would have been on Utoya faster."
    Mr Maeland added: "If it would have led to another and better result is nothing we know for sure, but we can't rule it out. And it's tough, like I've said before, to think that lives thereby would have been saved."
    Chilling accounts soon emerged of what happened at the camp.
    A 15-year-old, Elise, said she heard gunshots but then saw a police officer and thought she was safe. Then the man started shooting people in front of her.
    "I saw many dead people," she said.
    "He first shot people on the island. Afterwards he started shooting people in the water."
    Dana Berzingi, 21, said several victims "had pretended they were dead to survive".
    But after shooting them with one gun, he blasted them in the head with a shotgun, he added.


    Anders Breivik Trial: Man Accused Of Killing 77 In Norway Massacre Appears In Court
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