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Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JUSTIN DUNN

MASS killer An­ders Behring Breivik says he car­ried out his mas­sacre of 77 peo­ple “for Nor­way” and told a court he would do it all again.

Breivik, 33, bragged that his slaugh­ter­ing of 77 in­no­cents was “the most spec­tac­u­lar and so­phis­ti­cated at­tack on Europe since World War II”.

He lashed out at Nor­we­gian and Euro­pean gov­ern­ments for em­brac­ing im­mi­gra­tion and mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism and said he killed “to save fu­ture gen­er­a­tions”.

In one vile pro­nounce­ment Breivik spoke of the Labour party’s youth wing group camp­ing on the is­land of Utoya – where he killed 69 young­sters.

Brain­washed

He said: “I would have done it again. These were not in­no­cent, non-po­lit­i­cal chil­dren. These were peo­ple who ac­tively worked to up­hold multi-cul­tural val­ues.

“The ma­jor­ity of young peo­ple were brain­washed and naive – in­doc­tri­nated by schools or their par­ents.

“They were in many ways sim­i­lar to Hitler Youth at an in­doc­tri­na­tion camp.”

Breivik de­fended his ac­tions on July 22 last year say­ing: “I would have done it again be­cause of­fences against my peo­ple – and many par­ti­sans – are in many ways just as bad.”

Breivik also said Europe had pre­vented any democ­racy since Hitler came to power be­fore World War II.

He said he was a “vic­tim” as he in­sisted it was vi­tal he ex­plain the rea­sons be­hind his ac­tions.

He added: “I’m not scared at the prospect of be­ing in a prison – I was born in a prison and I con­tin­ued to live in a prison.”

Af­ter an in­ter­rup­tion from the judge Breivik said he must fin­ish his ad­dress be­cause it formed the “ba­sis of my whole de­fence”.

Draw­ing to a close he added: “I was born and grew up in a con­flict zone that is Oslo.

“The Labour Party bought flats in West Oslo and handed them out to Mus­lims.

“Mus­lims want au­ton­omy un­der Sharia law in places like Lu­ton, Paris and Mar­seille.”

Com­par­ing him­self to Red In­dian chiefs such as Sit­ting Bull and Crazy Horse he said: “Were they ter­ror­ists be­cause they fought for indige­nous rights?

“No, they were he­roes and not ter­ror­ists.”

Breivik ended his state­ment by say­ing: “The at­tacks on July 22 were a pre­ven­tive strike.

“I acted in self-de­fence on be­half of my peo­ple, my city, my coun­try.

“I there­fore de­mand to be found in­no­cent of the charges.”

Later, un­der cross ex­am­i­na­tion, he said: “I know what hap­pened on July 22 was grue­some – but it was cruel and nec­es­sary.”

He told the court he had joined neo-nazi gangs af­ter reach­ing his late teens when Mus­lim fam­i­lies moved to live in the western dis­trict of Oslo where he lived at the time.

He added: “The Mus­lims came to our area and robbed peo­ple They raped peo­ple and they did not have any con­se­quences for their ac­tions.

“Those who tried to or­gan­ise them­selves against them were called racists and Neo-nazis and that was un­fair.”

Breivik’s state­ment and much of his five day tes­ti­mony is not be­ing broad­cast by tele­vi­sion me­dia for fear he is us­ing it as a plat­form to pro­mote his ex­trem­ist views.

The trial in an Oslo court house started on Mon­day this week when Breivik – in dark suit and gold tie – walked into court sport­ing a grin and ooz­ing de­fi­ance.

Hor­rific

There was no flicker of emo­tion from the 33-year-old self-con­fessed killer as de­tails were given of the hor­rific in­juries suf­fered by those who died af­ter he planted a van bomb in the cen­tre of the Nor­we­gian cap­i­tal.

The sickening list of pis­tol and gun­shot wounds suf­fered by those on the is­land of Utoya, where he went on a killing spree af­ter the bomb­ing, also left him un­fazed.

Breivik, who ad­mits the killings but de­nies charges of mur­der and ter­ror­ism on self de­fence grounds, faces a max­i­mum 21-year prison sen­tence or could be locked up as long as he is con­sid­ered a men­ace to so­ci­ety.

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