A killer made in Bri­tain?

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BREIVIK’S ev­i­dence in court this week re­veals his links with Bri­tain.

He claims he formed a Europe-wide right-wing ter­ror­ist group – called the Knights Tem­plar – dur­ing a meet­ing in London with other ex­trem­ists.

And Breivik jus­ti­fied the sense­less killings by quot­ing the in­fa­mous “rivers of blood” speech by late Tory MP Enoch Pow­ell (

Breivik told the court: “These pre­ven­tive at­tacks prove that Enoch Pow­ell is right and eth­nic civil war is be­gin­ning.

“He said ‘rivers of blood will flow through our streets’.

“Un­for­tu­nately no­body lis­tened to him.”


Through­out his ev­i­dence Breivik re­fused to say clearly if he had acted alone or un­der or­ders.

He claimed there are two other ter­ror cells in the Knights Tem­plar, but that they act in­de­pen­dently.

Pressed re­peat­edly on whether any­one or­dered or en­cour­aged him to carry out his at­tacks, Breivik even­tu­ally con­fessed: “I am linked to two oth­ers who are in­de­pen­dent cells. “So there are three cells.” Breivik again in­sisted that the Knights Tem­plar were formed at a meet­ing of sev­eral like-minded in­di­vid­u­als in London back in 2002.

But the pros­e­cu­tion claim the Bri­tish-based group are en­tirely a fig­ment of Breivik’s imag­i­na­tion.

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