Source : Reuters | Oslo | 25 Aug 2012
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was jailed for a maximum term yesterday when judges declared him sane enough to answer for the murder of 77 people last year, drawing a smirk of triumph from the self-styled warrior against Islam.
Source : Agencies | 17 May 2012
Anders Behring Breivik roared a "battle cry" and appeared both angry and joyous as he shot people one by one with a distorted face, survivors of the Norwegian far-right killer's massacre told a court on Wednesday.
"I heard screaming but I couldn't make out the words," Ingvild Leren Stensrud, 17, who was shot in the leg and shoulder, said.
Stensrud, who survived after another victim fell on her, knocking her to the floor and creating the impression that she was dead, said she initially thought Breivik was not alone.
Source : Agencies | 11 May 2012
A man identified as the older brother of one of the victims of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik threw a shoe at him during his trial on Friday, the first time the proceeding has been interrupted by a public outburst.
"Go to hell, go to hell, you killed my brother," the man, who was seated in the second row of the public gallery, screamed as he threw the shoe at Breivik from a few metres (yards) away, newspaper VG reported on its website.
Source : Reuters | 16 Apr 2012
The Norwegian far-right militant who killed 77 people said at his trial on Tuesday his shooting spree and bomb attack were "sophisticated and spectacular" and that he would do the same thing again.
Anders Behring Breivik, 33, has pleaded not guilty and said he was defending his country by setting off a car bomb that killed eight people at government headquarters in Oslo last July, then killing another 69 people in a shooting spree at a youth summer camp organised by the ruling Labour Party.
Source : Reuters | Oslo | 16 Mar 2012
Norway's police apologised on Thursday for not acting faster to stop the massacre of 69 people at a Labour Party youth camp last summer by a gunman who had earlier set off a bomb in central Oslothat killed eight.
The violence, Norway's worst since World War Two, profoundly shocked the nation of 4.8 million and victims' families have strongly criticised the police for their slow response.
They have complained that too many police officers were on holiday and that no helicopter was ready to dispatch.
Source : Reuters | 13 Jan 2012
An Oslo court on Friday named two psychiatrists to conduct a new examination of Anders Behring Breivik, the anti-Islam militant who killed 77 people last year, in an effort to end inflamed national debate over an initial report that found him psychotic.
Breivik has admitted detonating a bomb at a government building in Oslo that killed eight people and gunning down 69 more at an island summer camp for Labour Party youths in July.
Source : Ali Polosin | IslamDag
Moscow | 01 Aug 2011
Puppeteers Have Gone Too Far: ‘Authentic Aryan’ Mug instead of Osama’s Image
Norwegian ‘Raskolnikov’ surpassed his Dostoevsky’s prototype, not only in scale, but also in the absence of inner struggle such as: “Am I a trembling creature, or have I the right?” Everything is certain in advance and extremely straightforward: “I have!” If this ‘arbiter’ did no Third Reich salute with his right arm after firing, he made a major PR blunder: he is as ruthless to the enemies of his fantasy ‘Fourth Reich’.
Source : Adam Geller | AP
OSLO : Norway | 04 Aug 2011
If a man walked into a drug store along one of this city’s winding streets and bought three boxes of aspirin, there would be no reason to take notice. But when Anders Behring Breivik visited 20 drug stores a day for four days and bought three packages of aspirin at each stop — then separately ordered six tons of fertilizer, chemicals and a semiautomatic rifle — he still largely escaped attention.
Source : Ali Abunimah | Al Jazeera
Washington | 02 Aug 2011
In a Washington Post op-ed last week, Abraham Foxman, the National Director of the Anti Defamation League, likened the hateful ideology that inspired Anders Behring Breivik to massacre 77 innocent people in Norway to the "deadly" anti-Semitism that infected Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.
This is a parallel that I, and many others who have been observing with alarm the rise of anti-Muslim incitement in the US and Europe, have made frequently.