Norway Killer 311.
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A suspected right-wing fanatic accused of killing at least 92 people
had been planning his attacks since at least autumn 2009, according to
an on-line manuscript written by the suspect, local press reported
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Anders Behring Breivik deemed his acts "atrocious" yet "necessary" as Norway mourned victims of the nation's worst attacks since World War Two.
were hunting on Sunday to see if a possible second gunman took part in
the shooting massacre and bomb attack on Friday that traumatized a
normally peaceful Nordic country.
In his first comment via a
lawyer since he was arrested, 32-year-old Norwegian Breivik expressed
willingness to explain himself in court at a hearing likely to be held
on Monday about extending protective custody.
"He has said that
he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were
necessary," lawyer Geir Lippestad told independent TV2 news.
said Breivik gave himself up after admitting to a massacre in which at
least 85 people died, mostly young people attending a summer camp of the
youth wing of Norway's ruling Labor Party on an idyllic island.
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.
Survivors, relatives of those killed and
supporters planned a procession to mourn the dead at Sundvollen on
Sunday, near the island where the massacre took place.
King Harald would attend a service in Oslo cathedral, a few hundred
meters (yards) from where a bomb devastated government buildings
including the offices of Labor Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
Police said they were seeking several missing people and the toll could rise to 98, in the worst case.
Lippestad, speaking late on Saturday, did not give more details of possible motives by Breivik.
Breivik hated "cultural marxists", wanted a "crusade" against the spread
of Islam and liked guns and weightlifting, web postings, acquaintances
and officials said.
A video posted to the YouTube website showed several pictures of
Breivik, including one of him in a Navy Seal type scuba diving outfit
pointing an automatic weapon.
"Before we can start our crusade we must do our duty by decimating
cultural marxism," said a caption under the video called "Knights
Templar 2083" on the YouTube website, which took down the video on
A Norwegian website provided a link to a 1,500 page electronic manifesto
which says Breivik was the author. It was not possible to verify who
posted the video or wrote the book.
"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," the book said.
Norway has traditionally been open to immigration, which has been
criticized by the Progress Party, of which Breivik was for a short time a
member. The Labour Party, whose youth camp Breivik attacked, has long
been in favour of immigration.
About 100 people stood solemnly early on Sunday at a makeshift vigil
near Oslo's main church, laying flowers and lighting candles. Soldiers
with guns and wearing bullet-proof vests blocked streets leading to the
"We are all in sorrow, everybody is scared," said Imran Shah, a
Norwegian taxi driver of Pakistani heritage, as a light summer drizzle
fell on unusually empty Oslo streets.