Norway police say killer behind 1,500 page manifesto

Breivik published anti-Islamic manifesto detailing Oslo bombing, youth camp shooting spree plots just hours before he carried out the attacks.

By REUTERS
July 24, 2011 14:09
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Norwegian attack suspect Anders Behring Breivik

Norway Killer 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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OSLO - Norwegian police on Sunday confirmed that a 1,500-page violent anti-Islamic manifesto was published by Anders Behring Breivik on Friday just hours before he killed at least 92 people.

The online book describes the planning, explosives making and violent philosophy that lead to the bombing in downtown Oslo and shootings at a Labor youth camp nearby.

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"This manifesto was published on the day of the events," Oslo's acting police chief Sveinung Sponheim told a news conference. "We have confirmation of that."

The killings would draw attention to the manifesto, called "2083-A European Declaration of Independence", Breivik wrote.

"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," he wrote.

He also attacked "the Islamic colonization and Islamization of Western Europe" and "rise of cultural Marxism/multiculturalism".

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"He wishes to change society," Breivik's lawyer Geir Lippestad told public broadcaster NRK.

The lawyer earlier said that his client "believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary."

The lawyer also said that his client wanted to explain himself in court on Monday.

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