Norway killer: I would have done it again

Breivik calls bomb-and-shooting rampage a spectacular attack by nationalist militant since World War II.

Written by Agencies | Oslo | Published: April 17, 2012 5:02 pm

Anders Behring Breivik on Tuesday defended his massacre of 77 people,insisting he would do it again and calling the bomb-and-shooting rampage the most “spectacular” attack by a nationalist militant since World War II.

Reading a prepared statement in court,the anti-Muslim extremist lashed out at Norwegian and European governments for embracing immigration and multiculturalism.

He claimed to be speaking as a commander of an “anti-communist” resistance movement and an anti-Islam militant group he called the Knights Templar. Prosecutors have said the group does not exist.

Maintaining he acted out of “goodness not evil” to prevent a wider civil war,Breivik vowed,“I would have done it again.”

Breivik has five days to explain why he set off a bomb in Oslo’s government district,killing eight,and then gunned down 69 at a Labor Party youth camp outside the Norwegian capital. He denies criminal guilt saying he was acting in self-defence.

“The attacks on July 22 were a preventive strike. I acted in self-defence on behalf of my people,my city,my country,” he said as he finished his statement today. “I therefore demand to be found innocent of the present charges.”

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