Monday, November 14, 2011

Norway gunman admits massacre in public trial

Al Jazeera English

A Norwegian anti-immigration radical has admitted to killing 77 people at youth camp in July, but he denied any guilt, saying he was a military commander in a far-right resistance movement.

At one point Breivik attempted to address survivors of Norway's biggest modern-day massacre, but the judge cut him off.

"I am a military commander in the Norwegian resistance movement and Knights Templar Norway," Breivik told the court.

It was the 32-year-old's first public words since he planted a car bomb on July 22 that killed eight people at an
Oslo government building, then went on to shoot dead 69 more, most of them teenagers, at a Labour Party summer camp on the island of Utoeya.

"I acknowledge the acts, but I do not plead guilty," Breivik said, adding that he rejected the jurisdiction of the court
because it "supports multiculturalism".
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