Norwegian murderer Breivik had planned even more sweeping attack (+video)
During testimony today, Norwegian murderer Anders Behring Breivik revealed that he had planned to bomb more than one building and to decapitate the former prime minister.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was pressed by prosecutors today to shed light on the five years’ leading up to last summer’s twin terror attacks in an attempt to pinpoint the start of his violent planning phase.Skip to next paragraph
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Brevik admitted during his third day of testimony that he first started contemplating taking violent action when he was 18 or 19, before he came in contact with anti-Muslim group Knights Templar in London in 2002, and that the Labor party youth camp at Utøya island was not his original target.
He told prosecutors he first considered attacking Muslims, but changed his targets to “political elites” he considered responsible for Muslim immigration in 2006, after the Benjamin Hermansen case, in which neo-Nazis killed a young Norwegian-Ghanaian boy in Oslo in 2001. “It’s not the fault of Muslims that they were invited [to immigrate],” said Breivik. “They are not to blame.”
Coincidentally, the convicted murderer in that case was defended by Breivik’s current defense attorney, Geir Lippestad.
Breivik has blamed the Labor party for promoting multiculturalism and the Islamic colonization of Europe as the basis for his July 2011 bomb attack on government buildings in Oslo and a shooting rampage at the Labor party summer youth camp at the island of Utøya.
Breivik said that he originally considered deploying car bombs against three separate targets – the main Oslo government building, the Norwegian Royal Castle, and Labor party headquarters – but only ended up attacking the first because he could not produce enough explosives and risked killing too many “innocents.” He had also considered media targets, including Norwegian broadcaster NRK headquarters, newspaper Aftenposten, and the journalist conference SKUP.
“Norwegian press bears the largest part of the responsibility, maybe even more so than the Labor party, for the situation we are in now,” said Breivik.
He said his original plan was to arrive at Utøya earlier that day to decapitate former Labor prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland with a bayonette on his rifle and film it, execute Labor party youth leader Eskil Pedersen, and kill all on the island that day by shooting and scaring the Labor youth to swim and drown.