Anders Behring Breivik, who was arrested by Norwegian police in connection with killing 94 people at a youth camp on Norway’s Utoya Island and in downtown Oslo, has admitted his guilt.
Breivik, who has been charged in the bombing and mass shooting, believed the terror attacks were “horrible,” but “in his head [they were] necessary,” he told Norwegian broadcaster TV2. Breivik expressed a wish to give an explanation for his deeds during court hearings that are to start on Monday.
Several hours before the explosion of the car bomb in downtown Oslo, a manifesto and a video were posted by Breivik on the web.
“We confirm that some information appeared on the internet,” Einar Aas, head of the Oslo Police’s organized crime department, told Norway’s TV2 channel.
The video contains the name “Andrew Berwick” and is entitled “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence.” In it, the author lashed put at multiculturalism and Muslim immigration. The accompanying document, which is more than 1,500 pages long, contains Breivik’s extreme anti-Muslim political views and a detailed description of the attacks.
Breivik confessed to publishing the material.
While only one suspect has been arrested, the Norwegian police have not ruled out the possibility someone else may have been involved in the explosion in Oslo and the shooting on Utoya Island.