Norway mass killer admits to murders, denies guilt

Public hearing held on Oslo massacre

Anders Behring Breivik, the man who carried out July’s Norway massacre, made his first appearance in a public court without a publication ban on Monday. Breivik, 32, admitted to killing 77 people in a car bombing and shooting rampage, but refused to accept guilt, saying he rejected the court’s jurisdiction because it “supports multiculturalism.” He attempted to address survivors of his massacre at the Utoya island youth retreat who were present in the Oslo courtroom, but was cut off by the judge. Breivik also claimed to be part of a network of far-right nationalist militants fighting against the Islamification of Europe. “I am a military commander in the Norwegian resistance movement and Knights Templar Norway,” Breivik told the court. He has been in solitary confinement since his arrest in July. Breivik’s trial is tentatively scheduled to begin in April.


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